By participating in our #444challenge you can have fun and help Music for All raise much needed funds to support those with financial or access difficulties to making music.

Update: Music for All ambassador Cathy Newman in Battle of the broadcasters!

See the musical battle of the lockdown, Music for All ambassador Cathy Newman versus journalist and broadcaster Alastair Campbell – all in aid of Music for All and our #444challenge campaign. This musical head to head is now on its third round with Alastair on bagpipes and Cathy on violin.

About the Music For All Charity

The Music For All Charity believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to play music. Making music changes lives. But not enough people are fortunate enough to have access to musical instruments or ways to help them to learn and discover. This is where we come in.

  • We bring free of charge ‘Learn to Play’ experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • 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 promote the life-changing benefits of music making.

We receive no government funding and are lucky to be recipients of donations from the general public, and we also have the generous support of organisations from within the musical instrument industry such as the MIA (UK) and the NAMM Foundation (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 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.

Make Music Now!

During this challenging time take the opportunity to make music!

Making music, alone or in a group, can improve your emotional and physical health and stimulate your mind. Whether you’re starting from scratch or trying to improve neglected skills, Music for All can connect you with the resources to support your musical ambitions. Click on the link below to find the tools you need to start making music and link up with like-minded individuals.
Find online learning resources, find a musical instrument store, or find a music teacher.

Music for All is committed to promoting and supporting the life changing benefits of music making.

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 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”

Read our latest Stories:

Samba instruments for Lakeside Primary

Samba instruments for Lakeside Primary

This wonderful school in Surrey desperately wanted to enhance their school's music curriculum by giving the children the opportunity to play Samba instruments. Unfortunately, the funding wasn’t available so we helped them out with it and they managed to et started...

pCornets for Sir John Barrow School

pCornets for Sir John Barrow School

This wonderful school in Cumbria wanted to get the children playing some brass instruments so Music for All helped them out! Thanks to our support, they were able to get started with lessons. This is the message that their teacher sent to us: ‘This grant has meant the...

Samba instruments for Sidlesham Primary

Samba instruments for Sidlesham Primary

This lovely primary school, in Chichester, wanted to make their music curriculum broader for the children by introducing samba lessons, but restricted funding meant they couldn’t. After coming to us for help, the samba band got up and running! ‘We would like to thank...

Sound equipment for Swing Choir

Sound equipment for Swing Choir

David, who runs this lovely choir in Yorkshire, wanted to start up a new community project but couldn’t afford the equipment to do so. With our support, the choir is up and running! ‘The sound equipment works terrifically well. I on behalf of the choir I say a big...

Clarinets & flutes for Royal & Albert School

Clarinets & flutes for Royal & Albert School

The Royal & Albert School wanted all Year 6 students to be able to leave the school being able to play an instrument and be able to read music, so we helped them purchase some flutes and clarinets! 'Being able to teach these young musicians on orchestral...

Brass instruments for Burry Port Town Band

Brass instruments for Burry Port Town Band

This wonderful brass band in Wales wanted to allow younger members to advance and welcome new players to the band but they didn’t have the instruments to facilitate this. With our help they are now growing and recruiting more young brass players! ‘Without this funding...

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!

Read our latest Stories:

Elijah’s music update

Elijah’s music update

A few months ago, we helped Elijah with getting some online ukulele lessons, but his mum has said that his wonderful music teacher has also been helping him with some violin lessons too! Here is what his mum has said to us: ‘She’s a fab teacher- really in tune with...

Supporting Alec’s music education

Supporting Alec’s music education

Alec has been awarded a grant to help with the cost of him starting at the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain, due to his family being unable to cover all the costs. He has spent this summer practising lots, in preparation for playing in a full-size brass...

Supporting Erin’s cello lessons

Supporting Erin’s cello lessons

Erin is a wonderful cellist, but her family’s financial situation became tough at the start of the year meaning that Erin had to stop lessons. Now her school is open again, Erin is resuming lessons using the grant we awarded her in March to get well on her way to...

A keyboard for Aarti

A keyboard for Aarti

Aarti is an advanced pianist but didn’t have a way of practising at home anymore so making progress was becoming difficult. After applying for a grant, we were able to help Aarti get her own keyboard and here is a picture of her hard at work...

Keyboard lessons for Rebekah

Keyboard lessons for Rebekah

Rebekah has been through a challenging few years, being home schooled and dealing with family difficulties so, she felt that music lessons would give her a break from being at home and help her mentally. She is now making great progress and has already noticed the...

A piano for Aahana & Sahana

A piano for Aahana & Sahana

Aahana and Sahana have just achieved a distinction in their grade 7 and 8 piano exams but the family didn’t have a piano that was suitable for their advanced playing. We helped them out and they are now back to making even further progress!   Here is what their mother...

21 June 2020

Music for All is a lead supporter of Make Music Day - an international celebration of music that takes place annually on 21 June. With social distancing measures in place in the UK, Make Music Day moved online with over 100 streamed events.
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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. Sadly postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19, we hope to set a new Learn To Play Day date as soon as it is safe to do so.

Music for All 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!

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