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 saxophone for Hannah

A saxophone for Hannah

Last December, we awarded Hannah a saxophone following our Christmas competition where we rehomed many of our donated instruments. We received a lovely update from Hannah’s mother saying that, with lockdown happening and schools not being open for the last 3 months,...

A bassoon for Katie

A bassoon for Katie

Earlier on this year we helped Katie replace the reeds on her bassoon and Katie is now able to play beautifully on her bassoon and can continue to progress!   Some words from her mother:   ‘The beautiful quality of her sound and the standard of the reed have...

An oboe for Charlotte

An oboe for Charlotte

Charlotte is a full-time music student who needed a new oboe for her studies, but being a student made it difficult to afford this. So, she reached out to us for help and Charlotte has now been able to purchase...

Drums for Donovan

Drums for Donovan

After a difficult couple of years, Donovan reached out to us for some help in getting a drum so he could cope with his everyday challenges!  ‘He is so happy - his playing is so important to him, not least as a strategy to manage and channel difficult emotions into...

A tenor horn mouthpiece for Logan

A tenor horn mouthpiece for Logan

Logan desperately wanted to progress his dynamics when playing his tenor horn but required a new mouthpiece to make such improvements. After applying for a grant, we helped him out and here is a wonderful video of him playing for his street! [video width="368"...

A speaker for Katie

A speaker for Katie

Katie goes to care homes in her area to sing to all the residents but due to the current lockdown, she has had to perform outside, meaning she needed a speaker. We helped Katie out and she is continuing to keep the spirits high in care homes through these difficult...

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