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We promote the life-changing benefits of music making.

We make grants available to address the musical needs of
community music groups and educational organisations.

We donate instruments and music tuition to individuals who need our help.

We bring free of charge ‘Learn to Play’ experiences to
people of all ages and backgrounds.

Thank you to all venues and participants who helped our Learn to Play ’21 event be a great success! If you are interested in holding an event for  Learn to Play ’22, then please click the button below to find out more.

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Cello lessons for Syrian refugee children

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Chi-Chi Nwanoku becomes Ambassador for Music for All

October 2021

Music for All are delighted to announce Chi-Chi Nwanoku as a new Ambassador for the charity. 

Chi-chi enjoys an international life as a classical double bassist. Professor at the Royal Academy of Music she is the Founder, Artistic & Executive Director of Chineke! Foundation, whose mission is “championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music”. She broadcasts regularly for BBC and Classic FM and featured on Desert Island Discs and the 2020 BBC documentary Being Beethoven. Awarded the OBE in 2017 for Services to Music, she won the Commonwealth Cultural Enter- prise Award, Creative Industries Award, Top 10 BBC Women in Music and made Honorary Doctor of Music at both Chichester and Open Universities.

In 2016 Chi-chi won Black British Business Awards ‘Person of the Year’; the 2017 ABO Award for ‘most important contribu- tion to orchestral life of the UK. She is featured in the 2020 book of 100 Great Black Britons and was voted to the Powerlist of Britain’s 100 Most Influential Black People in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Chi-chi was made a Visiting Fellow of Jesus College Cambridge in 2021. Chi-chi advocates the importance of music in everyone’s lives.

Music for All appoints new Chair of Trustees

May 2021

Music for All is very pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair of Trustees.

Tony Followell will be joining the board of Trustees as Chair from 1 May 2021 to work with the existing Board on the expansion and development of the charity. A trained French Horn player, Tony joins Music for All with over 30 years of music experience gained at the BBC and Royal Opera House. He was a senior BBC TV producer and director across some of its most prestigious music events including Live 8Cardiff Singer of the WorldProms and T in the Park.  Most recently Tony was Head of Broadcast & Distribution, Audiences & Media at the Royal Opera House and has also been a Trustee on the Board of Music Theatre Wales for several years.

Music for All is dedicated to supporting disadvantaged music makers across the UK and Tony will bring new skills and knowledge to help the charity embrace greater diversity and reach new donors. Tony’s understanding of the music industry and history of appealing to new audiences through partnership and collaboration will give the charity a fresh approach as it advances its ambitious plans for growth.

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