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Supporters

We are delighted to be supported by a diverse range of sponsors and ambassadors.  A love of music covers every area of society and our supporters bring an extensive range of skills and a strong belief that making music should be accessible to all. Their support helps Music for All draw attention to lack of opportunity for some and spread the message of the far reaching benefits of making music.

Ambassadors

Our ambassadors range from well-known professional musicians to very capable enthusiasts and respected educators. We are extremely fortunate to have their support, they generously give their time to support our mission in bringing music making to all regardless of their circumstances.


Jools Holland

“I am delighted to help Music for All in their quest to inspire more people to participate in music making, either for the first time or to return to playing after having lapsed. I hope that my involvement will help the charity to get more people ‘having a go’ and to reach more people.” – Jools Holland, Musician

Orphy Robinson MBE

Orphy Robinson is an award winning multi-instrumentalist and one of a select few UK musicians to have been signed to the legendary USA Jazz Record label “Blue Note”. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Orphy has played or been featured on over 100 recordings, including numerous Platinum, Gold and Silver selling albums. In 2020 he was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Gold award’ at the Jazz Fm Awards.

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Cathy Newman

“As a keen (though amateur!) violinist I want as many people as possible to share the joy of classical music. I grew up with music, but I know for many it’s a luxury they can’t afford. Music for All does a brilliant job widening access. Long may it continue.” – Cathy Newman, Channel 4 News Presenter and violinist.

Snow Patrol

“With austerity measures continuing to cut music funding across the UK, we need Music For All more than ever!

The work they do enriches peoples lives and in turn will make society a happier place.

Snow Patrol are proud supporters of this wonderful charity.” – Snow Patrol

Kate Rusby

“Music for All is a fabulous organisation doing incredible work – a cause close to my heart.” – Kate Rusby, Artist

Hannah Rankin

“As a child I was lucky enough to grow up in a musical family who provided me with opportunities to explore my love of music which ultimately made me the musician I am today. Taking part in music helped me to develop my confidence and enjoy those solo moments where I had a chance to share my music with others.” – Hannah Rankin, Professional Boxer & Professional Bassoonist

Al Murray

“Hi I’m Al Murray and I don’t know if you know this about me, I like to play the drums. I know I was incredibly lucky to get the chance to play when I was kid. Music for All is a fantastic charity that wants to give everyone the chance to learn a musical instrument. Support Music for All because music enriches lives, it changes lives. If you give us your support then we will get the chance to make more musicians” – Al Murray, Comedian, Presenter & Musician

Parv Kaur

“I was very fortunate enough to grow up in a musical family, playing instruments on a daily basis and having inspiring musicians around me. Bhangra is a very male dominated genre and female dhol drummers are very rare around the world. However with hard work, support and determination I overcame various obstacles and became the First Female Dhol Drummer in the UK. I specifically want to help inspire and encourage female musicians. To give them confidence that female musicians can break through and be successful.”

Jamie Cullum

“Playing a musical instrument is an amazing thing to have in your life. Sadly not everyone has the opportunity to have those experiences. I am proud to be a supporter of the Music for All Charity, and delighted to be involved in their work in changing lives through music.” – Jamie Cullum, singer-songwriter

Gareth Malone MBE

“I was very lucky to grow up in a house full of singing which made me the musician I am today. Without having a piano in our house, that I could play at anytime, I wouldn’t be working in music now. The work that Music for All do is very important in helping the next generation of musicians realise their potential.”

Angellica Bell

Angellica Bell has been a television and radio presenter for the last 20 years and has emerged as a significant presenter of adult factual and entertainment programmes in the UK.

Angellica’s friendly, engaged style of narration means that she is much in demand as a voiceover artist and in her radio work she can indulge in one of her music passions for classical music making it more accessible where she presents on Scala Radio every Saturday and Sunday 10-1pm.

Chi-Chi Nwanoku

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.

Sponsors

The support of our sponsors allows Music for all to provide such an extensive and wide ranging programme of grants and awards and we are very grateful for all their support. Many support our events such as the unique opportunity of free learn to play experiences across the UK – see learn to play to find out more.  Find out how you can become a sponsor of Music for all by emailing hello@musicforall.org.uk.


The Music Industries Association (MIA) is the UK trade body that represents the interests of UK businesses making and selling musical instruments and associated products. Manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishers and supporting businesses all come within our scope. Our trade body exists to promote, protect and support the UK music making industry. We are proud to be sponsors of the Music for All Charity – making music accessible to anyone who wants to learn to play is something we’re really passionate about.

NAMM is the National Association of Music Merchants. We envision a world in which the joy of making music is a precious element of daily living for everyone; a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught; and in which every adult is a passionate champion and defender of that right. We are proud supporters of the Music for All Charity.


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