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A guitar for Tam

Tam grew up singing and playing the guitar and now wanted to bring the magic of music to his young daughter as well. Unfortunately, he could not afford his own instrument so, we supported him in doing this. Tam has been able to play music for his daughter through...

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A banjolele for Elaine

Elaine come to Music for All for help to get her own banjolele so she can play for the elderly people at the care home she works in. She believes that music is the best tool to help with wellbeing and memory and wants to give as many of them as possible the...

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A drum kit for Roan

Roan begins his Jazz drum studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this year but didn’t have the right drum kit to facilitate this or the funds to purchase a new one, so he asked us for help and he is now all set for his new musical journey!  Here’s some lovely...

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An electric guitar for Isaac

Isaac has always been a keen guitar player and wanted to learn the electric guitar, but his family could not support this due to their financial situation. We helped his family purchase an electric guitar for Isaac and he is now self-teaching at home whilst waiting...

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A keyboard for Nathan – the update 3 years on

Back in late 2016, we posted Nathan’s story, who we helped get a keyboard. Nathan has been through many difficult times in his life, having to go through stem cell treatment again this year. Despite these hurdles he has to face, Nathan finds great happiness playing...

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A trombone for Isaac

At the start of the year we were able to help Isaac follow his musical dream of having his own trombone. His mother could not afford to support lessons and an instrument so, they came to us for help. He is now working up the grades with great progression! Here is what...

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Flute lessons for Marianne

Marianne is a keen flautist who wanted to develop her playing to reach grade 8 and follow onto doing a diploma but her parents simply could not afford this. So, after applying for a grant from us, she was able to get started on lessons before lockdown and will be...

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A saxophone for Vivek

A few months ago, we managed to help Vivek buy his own saxophone so he could continue to take his jazz exams. With all this time he has had to practice he has said he is well on his way to passing grade 4 as soon as he can! Here are some words sent in from Vivek and a...

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A violin for Ruohan

Earlier on this year, we were able to help Ruohan purchase a violin that would facilitate her progression towards passing her grade 7 exam. Her mother has updated us, saying that Ruohan has many plans for her new violin, including reaching grade 8 and using it to help...

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Viola lessons for Mila

At the start of the year, Mila had lost the funding towards her viola lessons. So, after applying for a Music for All grant, we helped her to continue them, even during lockdown through video call lessons. Here is an update sent in from Mila’s mother:   ‘We received...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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 into...

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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! [video width="368"...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Samba instruments for Sidlesham Primary

This lovely primary school, in Chichester, wanted to make their music curriculum broader for the children by introducing samba lessons, but restricted funding meant they couldn’t. After coming to us for help, the samba band got up and running! ‘We would like to thank...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Clarinets & flutes for Royal & Albert School

The Royal & Albert School wanted all Year 6 students to be able to leave the school being able to play an instrument and be able to read music, so we helped them purchase some flutes and clarinets! 'Being able to teach these young musicians on orchestral...

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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...

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