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Help for Orla and Erin

These two talented young girls are showing great musical potential but needed our help to continue their music lessons and to progress to the next level. We were delighted to be able to help the family and to offer some support with lesson costs. The girls are making...

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The Belham Primary School

This new school wanted to really embed music into the ethos of the school week and asked for our help. We supported them with some instruments and were delighted to hear that 137 out of the 180 children are now learning either violin, guitar, ukulele or recorder! This...

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Help for Robert

Robert is a freelance African Drumming Music Teacher who provides drumming lesson in his community. He freely gives up his time to help youth development projects and youth clubs. What Robert badly needed was some extra equipment to help him with his music in all...

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How a school in Bradford is beating the odds with music

BBC News have featured an uplifting, inspiring story and video about a primary school in a deprived part of Bradford that has gone from failing to a success story. The transformation, it says, is all down to a decision to rebuild its curriculum around music... At...

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Learn to Play Day 2019 – dates announced!

Learn to Play Day will once again offer the general public the chance to have a free ‘taster’ lesson on a range of musical instruments. In 2018, over 100 venues all around the country put on events. We had music shops, orchestras, Churches, rehearsal rooms, community...

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Big thanks to Flattley Pedals!

The lovely people at the Flattley Guitar Pedals company held a great raffle to raise funds for us at the recent UK Guitar Show. This included t-shirts and even a specially-made Union Jack pedal (see picture) Many thanks again to Team Flattley!...

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An update on Laura

Earlier this year (11th April), we wrote about how we helped Laura to be able to get her own harp. We now have pictures of her performing with the “Harps of the North” ensemble (smiling in the middle of the picture!) as well as an even larger concert with the Cobweb...

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How a school in Bradford is beating the odds with music

BBC News have featured an uplifting, inspiring story and video about a primary school in a deprived part of Bradford that has gone from failing to a success story. The transformation, it says, is all down to a decision to rebuild its curriculum around music. At Music...

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Help for Crowcombe and Stogumber School

This lovely Primary School in Taunton asked for our help to buy instruments for the children. Free lessons are now being offered to the children at lunchtimes on ukuleles and guitar and we have just heard that the children opened the recent Stogumber Music...

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Support for Isabella, Alexander and Chloe

Having a family of 3 talented young musicians takes a lot of support and commitment from the parents. In this case, the support for the children’s lessons was in danger of stopping and we were asked if we could help. We are delighted to bring you the news that...

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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 pictures say it...

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Sam’s Ukulele Marathon!

You may remember that on Saturday August 18th, Talented Sam did something amazing in aid of Music for All. He had been streaming his progress on the ukulele on the YouNow website and had learned 100 songs. To celebrate this milestone, he decided to play all 100 songs...

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Supporting Linka

Young Linka has been making good progress on the piano, but a difficult family situation threatened to end her piano lessons with her amazing teacher. We were able to step in and help, resume the lessons and were delighted to hear that she has since performed in her...

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Dorothy Wells String Foundation

Music teacher Kay Tucker is well-known in violin and cello circles, having developed the excellent “String Babies” teaching method for younger players. Kay is now part of a new charity in Hitchin that will be bringing music lessons to local children including...

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A snare drum for James

James is developing a serious passion on the drums and needed a snare that was worthy of his talent. We were delighted to help and he is now playing in a number of bands and concerts. Here he is in action at a recent fundraising event!...

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Isabella at the National Children’s Orchestra

Talented Isabella has been learning the harp for a number of years and had gained great experience in ensembles at the Junior Guildhall. An unexpected family crisis meant that she would no longer be able to attend a critical opportunity to learn and play with the...

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Cancer United – the update

Back in July (23rd) we wrote about our support for the wonderful Cancer United charity and the keyboard we were able to get them to help their amazing choir of patients. We have now heard that they have had their first live performance at Denbies Vineyard in Dorking!...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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A sax for Archie

Talented Archie has been making great progress in learning the sax, but was not fortunate enough to have an instrument of his own that was worthy of his fast-growing skills. A lovely gentleman kindly donated us a great sax and we knew just who to give it to!...

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