We have been able to reach out to even more talented individuals – young, old, regardless of personal or life challenges – and have helped them to fulfil their musical dreams. We’ve also supported many projects and initiatives that are taking place throughout the UK that all aim to bring music to their community…
Here are just a few of the wonderful people and projects that we’ve helped support over the last few months, For more stories like these, head to musicforall.org.uk/news/
Drum Tuition for Anna
Anna is under the care of Great Ormond Street Hospital waiting on the heart transplant list.
Anna has always loved her music and the family needed our help for her to able to continue to have her drum lessons.
We simply had to step in and help and the picture says it all!
Cardboard Citizens – an update
We supported this wonderful project in London earlier this year (Feb 21st) by donating some instruments.
This amazing professional theatre company supports homeless and at-risk people through the performing arts. Over their 25 years, they have helped 33,000 people! We were delighted to hear that they use and teach music in their “Noise of the Oppressed” programme for the local people.
The guitars we were able to donate have been used have been used in regular workshops and a big performance at the University of Roehampton! As one participant said “I learned I can make music. It gave me motivation, something to look forward to, once a week, every week”
Support for Xi-Mali
As a talented Samba musician, Xi-Mali leads a range of community music workshops in London with a truly diverse group of people.
He asked us to help him source an electro-acoustic violin in order to create a new music form with a ceilidh samba music group!
How could we resist… Can’t wait to hear the results!
Heath – the video!
Back in June (14th), we shared the story of our support for Heath and the guitar we were able to get for him. He is currently studying for his Grade 8 exam (in addition to the Grade 8 he already has on drums and Grade 5 on piano!). We expect to hear great things from Heath in the future with all that talent. Check out the video he just sent us to say “thanks” for our support…
Drake Music Scotland – the update
We wrote back in February (16th) about our support for this wonderful project giving people with a range of difficulties, the opportunity to learn and perform music. The band is now meeting every week in Edinburgh to rehearse and write their own material. Their song “Let Me ON Stage” was performed in May at the Edinburg Queen’s Hall and they are now planning to record and release it! This will all tie in with their campaign to increase the number of accessible stages in Scotland and rest of the UK #LetMeONStage
A flute for Alanagh
Talented Alanagh is making plans for a career in music and practices for an hour and half each day! What she really needed was a quality instrument that suited her potential. Working with her family, we were able to make this happen. We have just heard that (with her new flute), she competed in the Grand Final of the Staffordshire Young Musician event and won first place!