Bedlington brass trainer band

Music Partnership North wanted to set up a brass training band in the area but simply didn’t have the funds. We helped them get started and the project has helped train its students in their early stages of learning brass instruments! Here is the wonderful...

A guitar for Etienne

Etienne had been struggling to progress with his old guitar and desperately needed a new one, but financial circumstances meant this wasn’t possible for him. We were donated four beautiful guitars from PRS guitars and we knew exactly who to pass one on to! Here are...

Piano lessons for Marilyn

Marilyn desperately wanted to advance her piano playing skills, not only to benefit herself, but to enable her to teach others as well. At risk of having to stop lessons, due to being in full time education and financial difficulties, we stepped in to help! ‘I was...

Steel pans for Southside Harmonics

This amazing musical group in London were losing members, as they didn’t have enough instruments for everyone to play. This is where we stepped in to help them buy enough steel pans to accommodate the now rising numbers of participants! This is the warming update sent...

Saxophone support for Eleanor

Eleanor, knowing she wanted a musical career, needed support with funding her first year, studying saxophone at Junior Guildhall so we helped her out! This is the lovely update we received: ‘I love having the opportunity to play with other people, and this has enabled...

A Clarinet for Martyn

Martyn suffers from serious health problems and felt that if he got back into playing the clarinet, it would help his pain, but he needed his own instrument. So we helped him to get one! Here’s what he had to say: ‘I previously was a professional clarinetist and...

Violin lessons for Josie

Josie has a wonderful passion for playing the violin but was at risk of having to stop her lessons due to a difficult financial situation. We helped her out and she is now continuing her violin lessons, and is also attending the Saturday morning orchestra! Here are...

A bass guitar for Jolly

Jolly was heading off to University in September of this year and desperately needed his own bass guitar for his performances. However, his family’s financial situation meant that this would be a difficult to make a reality. So, we stepped in and helped Jolly to...

A violin for Tia

Tia has a wonderful love for playing the violin, despite her everyday struggle with a hearing impairment. Unfortunately, her family weren’t in the financial position to buy Tia her own violin, so we helped them out and here’s the delightful update her mum has sent to...

Keyboards for Layfield Primary

The children of Layfield Primary in Stockton on Tees desperately wanted to be able to play more music at school but due to the cost of lessons, many parents couldn’t afford it. With our help, they managed to get a class set of keyboards for the children to use and...

Singing lessons for Laurel

Laurel has a challenging life and finds comfort through music. She has made great progress with her music theory and singing grades, but due to a difficult financial situation, she was in jeopardy of having to stop her lessons. She asked us for help and is now...

Drums for Wincle

This lovely CE Primary School in Cheshire badly wanted to bring drumming circles to the children, but, sadly, did not have the funds. We stepped in and here are the children in action with their new...

A piano for Bradshaw

This lovely Primary School in Halifax really needed a digital piano to be able to help the children with music lessons. As it happened, a charming lady in London has just donated one to us….we knew just where to send it! In the words of the School: “Can we say a big...

Flutes for St Ann’s Heath

We were delighted to come to the aid of this lovely Junior School in Surrey and help them to buy the flutes to teach the children with. In their words: “We are so excited – lessons started on the 24th September and the children are loving them! We are all so...

Instruments for Glyn School

This vibrant school in Epsom has 1400 pupils and Matthew, their passionate Head of Music is trying to get them all making music! The wonderful Reverb Gives charity kindly supported us with a special grant and we used it to buy more instruments for the school as they...

Lessons for Sofia

Sofia is a talented young pianist and has started to study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She really needed some extra lessons to help her to prepare and master her current repertoire ready for performing in a number of piano competitions in both the UK and...

Guitar lessons for Fabien

Fabien faces a number of challenges in his young life and had found that making music was a great help. His Mum asked us if there was any way we could help him with guitar lessons. We were delighted to be able to support him and even more delighted to hear how much he...

Support for YSWN – the update

Earlier this year, we wrote about the Yorkshire Sound Women Network which was founded in 2015 by women working in the sound technology industry who wanted to use their skills and influence to address gender and racial inequality. Their mission is to support a...

A huge thank you & a very Merry Christmas!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to our supporters for your wonderful donations this year; they have enabled us to help music makers and community projects all over the UK. Music for All is only able to change lives through music thanks to donations from the public....