Music changes lives. At the Music For All Charity we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to play music.

At MfA nearly all of us are musicians, involved in the musical instrument industry or both. So we really know first-hand what an amazing effect making music can have on people’s lives. We see everybody from disadvantaged young people blossoming at school through to older adults discovering music, sometimes for the first time, much later on in life.

In our view, EVERYONE should have the opportunity to learn to play music. Sadly, many people are not fortunate enough to have access to musical instruments or ways to help them to learn and discover. This is where we come in.

Our charity has minimal overheads and administration costs. And, for every pound we raise, the musical instrument industry donates £2. This generous support spans across the music industry and includes our biggest supporter, the NAMM Foundation in the US.

We are also fortunate to have a wide range of musical celebrities endorsing our charity.

Please help us in any way you can so that we can continue to bring the magic and joy of making music to more and more people in the future.

We promote the life-changing benefits of music making.

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

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

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

We promote the life changing benefits of music making.

Music is an essential part of the fabric of our lives. It is an extremely powerful means of communication, playing a role in many of our social and religious institutions. Making music can help break down cultural barriers and strengthen social unity. Making music can also play an important part in helping us find a balance in our busy lives, improving our wellbeing and helping us rediscover who we are through creative self-expression.

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

Learn To Play Day

Every year we give the general public the chance to have a free “taster” lesson on a musical instrument. Music shops and other venues throughout the UK open their doors letting anyone, both young and old, take part.

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

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have access to musical instruments and lessons. Our Grant Application process allows us to help people fulfil their musical dreams. Young, old, regardless of personal or life challenges, we truly want music to be for all!

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

Many projects and initiatives take place throughout the UK that all aim to bring music to their community. Most would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfill their potential in becoming truly sustainable music programmes. Our Community Project Application process puts us in a position to be that “helping hand”

Our Patron:
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.”

Jools Holland, Patron

Ambassadors

We are extremely fortunate to have the support and endorsement of many professional musicians. Our Ambassadors generously give their time to spread the Music for All message and we are very grateful to all of them!