A trumpet for Keir-Luc

Talented Keir Luc badly needed an instrument of his own, but the family situation could make this to happen without our support. We stepped in and Keir Luc has just sent us the great update: “This Grant allowed me to buy a trumpet and I have been able to play in my...

Piano lessons for Lucy

Lucy decided that she wanted to learn the piano and her family asked if we could help in any way. We were able to give Lucy a Grant and she is really enjoying the lessons and is making great progress on the instrument. Mum tells us that this has noticeably improved...

A new guitar for James

James has played guitar since he was a teenager and it is a big part of his life. He bravely lives with a complex epilepsy condition and was forced to sell his guitar when his benefits payments were changed. We were asked if we could help. Our good friends at Faith...

Support for Anna

Seriously talented Anna is studying music at the Royal Northern College. She is quite petite (her words) and badly needed a special, smaller cello to suit her hand size if she was to continue to make progress musically. Working with Anna, who took on a part-time job...

A guitar for Chuks

Chuks has found great enjoyment from playing the guitar and badly needed one of his own. The family situation was not able to help this and we were asked if we could help. As it happened, we had just been donated a guitar that had been built by a local man and we knew...

Lessons for Vicki

Vicki bravely faces many challenges in her life and we were delighted to be able to support her with piano lessons. In her words: “The grant has enabled me to begin to learn piano, which I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to do. It’s given me confidence,...

A cello for Isaac

We recently were given an unused old cello by a lovely lady called Cheryl and, as always, we immediately set out to find a deserving individual for it. Here is Isaac’s (age 10) story… “I was amazed and really excited to be given a cello to call my own. It is a huge...

Isobel – the update

We supported Isobel last June and managed to help her to get her own harp. We have just heard that she passed her Grade 5 exam theory exam with a distinction and she is now taking the full exam in March. She is performing with the Hertfordshire Junior Strings Group as...

Support for Elin

Seriously talented Elin is a member of the Advanced Course Junior Conservatoire and is working at Grade 8 standard. She badly needed a quality instrument of her own in order to continue to progress musically. We worked with her family and together found a beautiful...

Lessons for Christian

Talented Christian has been having guitar lessons and is working towards his Grade 4 exam. Future lessons were in jeopardy due to a challenging family situation and we were asked if we could help. We were delighted to step in as Christian prepares for his Music GCSE,...

A trumpet for Yoofi

Talented Yoofi loves music and decided to study for GCSE music. The family situation did not allow for him to have his own instrument, which was obviously key to his studies for the exams. We stepped in and here is Yoofi at school with his new...

A piano for Adrian

Talented Adrian has already progressed to Grade 8 (with Distinction) on the piano. A challenging family situation has meant that Adrian has been forced to busk to be able to pay for his lessons. Added to that, he badly need a decent piano of his own to allow him to...

A guitar for Lucy

Lucy is a hardworking, single parent studying commercial music at university, while raising her seven year old son. Life has not been easy, but music has been a place of refuge and comfort for both of them. Lucy’s son has always been drawn to music and she is going to...

A steel drum for Theodore

Theodore is a seriously talented steel drum player and he needed our help to get the drum he so badly needed. These instruments are specially made and so we worked with him and the manufacturer to get everything right! In Theodore’s own words: “The support you have...

Singing support for Kai

Young Kai faces a number of challenges in his life and his music and singing is everything to him. We were delighted to be able to help him out with a microphone and speaker to support his singing and we have just had the following from proud Mum: “Kai has been...

Lessons for Millie

Millie is autistic and playing music really helps her to focus and reduce her anxiety. Since learning the piano her anxiety has decreased dramatically and she is much happier. We were asked if we could help with her lessons as they were having such a great effect. We...

Sax lessons for Patrick

As well as a cool picture, here is a great story from Patrick… “After learning to play recorder in school and a 52 year break, I decided to take up music again. This time I wanted to learn Saxophone. I realised I would not be able to achieve my goal as the cost of...

A guitar for Justin

Justin has faced a challenging life including that of Asperger’s Syndrome. His love of music has been a constant thing to help him in his life and he badly needed a guitar of his own to support him. We felt we had to help and are delighted to let you know how happy he...

Guitar for Milan

Talented Milan had been attending guitar lessons for a number of years, but needed our help to take him to the next level. We were able to arrange some special lessons to support his learning and are delighted to let you know that he is now able to master difficult...

Orla and Erin – the update!

We wrote last year (15 October) about our support for talented sisters, Orla and Erin. We have just had a wonderful update on them both from proud Mum! “Orla continues to make good progress with both tenor horn and piano. Her horn teacher has suggested that she...

Elissa – the update

In March 2018, we wrote to tell you of our support for talented Elissa who was studying clarinet at the Purcell School. Things have progressed and we are delighted to bring you a very special video of her composition “The Terror Reigns”, which was premiered in St...

A pedal for Nick

Talented Nick excels on the keyboard and loves playing whenever and wherever he can (check out the picture!). He wrote to ask asking if we could help with the purchase of a special pedal to improve his singing tone and range of sound. We were able to do this and he...