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

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

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

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...

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!...

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...

Trumpet lessons for Edward

Edward applied to Music for All last year to get some help with trumpet lessons as his financial situation meant that he could not afford them and progress his playing. We recently supported him with this, and he is now having online lessons! ‘The grant-funded lessons...

A cor anglais for Tommy

Tommy has always had the goal of playing the cor anglais in a professional orchestra but without his own instruments, this felt impossible. We helped him purchase one of his own and he is now on his way to studying at the Royal Northern College of Music! These are...

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...

A guitar for Dovi

Dovi has always wanted to advance his guitar playing but he found that providing the funds was difficult. We were able to send him one of the lovely guitars we had donated to us and here’s the message he sent to us: ‘I just wanted to express my overwhelming gratitude...

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...

Milan – the update

Back in April last year, we helped Milan with getting special guitar lessons and we managed to help him again so he could progress further! Here’s the wonderful update his mum has sent to us: ‘Milan is doing great with his guitar lessons. He has started to read music...

Saxophone lessons for Noah

Noah was making excellent progress in his group saxophone lessons but desperately needed individual lessons to grow further and to take his grade 5 exam. This was financially out of reach for his family, so we supported him with the lessons! This is the lovely update...

Piano lessons for Jessica

Jessica has always wanted to learn to play the piano but, due to her family circumstances, she wasn’t able to when she was younger but now, with our help, she has been able to start! ‘I can safely say with my hand on my heart that this is truly a miracle. Piano...

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...

Music study support for Ellada

Ellada came to us for help as she wanted to continue her music education in the UK to become a professional pianist, but school fees were a boundary for her. We supported Ellada and these were the kind words she sent to us: ‘Music for All’s support has been a...

Guitar lessons for Oliver

Oliver struggles with social situations and finds concentration difficult but playing the guitar made significant improvements to this. So, his mum came to us for help to get some lessons and here’s Oliver now! This is the update his mum sent to us: ‘Oliver really...

A piccolo for Annabel

Annabel is a BA Music student and flautist who has recently started playing the Piccolo. Due to financial difficulties, she has been unable to purchase her own instrument, making progress slow and restricting her performances. So, we helped her out and this is the...

Dyscovers music therapy group

Dyscover is a wonderful specialist charity which helps adults with aphasia reconnect with life through purposeful activities. They wanted music to become one of those activities but needed help funding a music therapist to run the group sessions so, we helped out!  ...

An electric piano for Stephan

Young Stephan has a wonderful musical talent and has found a love for playing the piano, taking any opportunity to practice. However, this was difficult without his own instrument at home so, after his mother reaching out to us, we supported him in getting an electric...