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:

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...

Springwell Academy – the update

Springwell Academy – the update

Last year we helped Springwell Academy with getting DJ equipment to start up a workshop for the students and they have just sent us an update! ‘Since our last update we have benefited from 10 sessions with a visiting DJ. 10 different students have benefited from these...

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:

A guitar for Tam

A guitar for Tam

Tam grew up singing and playing the guitar and now wanted to bring the magic of music to his young daughter as well. Unfortunately, he could not afford his own instrument so, we supported him in doing this. Tam has been able to play music for his daughter through...

A banjolele for Elaine

A banjolele for Elaine

Elaine come to Music for All for help to get her own banjolele so she can play for the elderly people at the care home she works in. She believes that music is the best tool to help with wellbeing and memory and wants to give as many of them as possible the...

A drum kit for Roan

A drum kit for Roan

Roan begins his Jazz drum studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this year but didn’t have the right drum kit to facilitate this or the funds to purchase a new one, so he asked us for help and he is now all set for his new musical journey!  Here’s some lovely...

An electric guitar for Isaac

An electric guitar for Isaac

Isaac has always been a keen guitar player and wanted to learn the electric guitar, but his family could not support this due to their financial situation. We helped his family purchase an electric guitar for Isaac and he is now self-teaching at home whilst waiting...

A keyboard for Nathan – the update 3 years on

A keyboard for Nathan – the update 3 years on

Back in late 2016, we posted Nathan’s story, who we helped get a keyboard. Nathan has been through many difficult times in his life, having to go through stem cell treatment again this year. Despite these hurdles he has to face, Nathan finds great happiness playing...

A trombone for Isaac

A trombone for Isaac

At the start of the year we were able to help Isaac follow his musical dream of having his own trombone. His mother could not afford to support lessons and an instrument so, they came to us for help. He is now working up the grades with great progression! Here is what...

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