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Buying a musical instrument – making the right choice

The Music for All Charity has worked with its supporters to create ‘Buying a musical instrument – making the right choice’: a brand free, introductory guide to a range of musical instruments, plus some top tips for those starting their musical journeys. It’s a way of...

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Help for Highshore School

Highshore School in London operates in a challenging environment and had found that music could have a very positive effect on the pupils. We were asked if we could help. We were able to donate some guitars and drums to the school and were delighted to hear of how...

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Give the gift of music this Christmas!

EVERYONE should have the opportunity to learn to play music. Sadly, many people are not fortunate enough to have access to musical instruments or ways to help them to learn and discover. This is where we come in. You can see from our posts what an amazing effect...

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Help for Jacob

Jacob has been making amazing progress on the flute. He has already attained Grade 4 and has won “Musician of the Year” TWICE at his school! Sadly, his family needed our help to be able to continue his lessons. How could we resist helping Jacob? He is now working...

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Support for Sam

Sam has been busy learning the Foundation Strings course at the Sage Gateshead. Sadly, his lessons were in danger of stopping and his Mum asked if there was any way we could help. We stepped in and Sam is making excellent progress. The picture says it...

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Support for Ewan

Ewan used to play the guitar but, sadly, had to give it up for a number of reasons, a few years ago. He always had a regret about this and a social worker he knew recommended that he contact us. We were delighted to be able give Ewan a lovely guitar that had been...

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Supporting Swarland

This charming Primary School asked for our help to enable the children to learn the violin. We were able to give a Community Grant and the school is now teaching the instrument with additional support from the parents when the children get home. For many of the...

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Helping Michael

Talented young Michael is already progressing through his music exams on the cello and he is busy practising for Grade 4 next Easter. Sadly, the money for his continued lessons was not available and we were asked if we could step in and help. We are glad to report...

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Drums for Zac

Young Zac has really taken to drumming and his mother wrote to us asking if there was any way we could help him with his dream of having his own drums. We had to help and here he is standing proudly by his kit (and penguin!) that he is about to...

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The power of music

Young Benzi faces some huge challenges in his young life. His family have found that music therapy can really help him and we were asked if we could supply a keyboard for him to help with his music lessons. As it happens, a lady from Crawley had literally just given...

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Supporting Strode College

Strode College in Somerset has a community theatre that acts a cultural hub for all the local people. It receives no funding and asked for our help to get some new (and traditional) instruments in order to run a number of workshops encouraging people to start making...

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Supporting Alexander

Alexander has been playing the cello for over six years and shows great promise. Unfortunately, he has always had to borrow an instrument from a teacher or charity. As he was approaching Grades 7 and 8 in his ability, we were asked to support him getting an instrument...

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A very exciting new Ambassador for our charity!

We are thrilled to announce James Buckle as our latest Ambassador. 24 year-old James was recently appointed as Principal Bass Trombone for the Philharmonia Orchestra. He has emerged as one of the UK’s most exciting young musicians, and is the only brass player ever to...

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A piano for Rachel

Rachel was showing great potential in learning the piano. However, her family situation meant she needed our help to enable her to have an instrument of her own. We were delighted to be able to step in. In her own words “Many thanks to your amazing organisation that...

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Supporting Warrington Youth Orchestra

We were asked to help the beginner and junior groups at this excellent orchestra. Strings are an essential part of the orchestra, but there was limited opportunities for children to learn the instruments in local school schemes. We gave a Community Grant and a...

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Helping Hugo

Talented Hugo has been making excellent progress on the violin and is showing great promise. He urgently needed a better instrument to meet his potential and the family situation was not able to make this happen. We were asked if we could help and Hugo is now...

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Another new Ambassador for our charity!

We are very proud to have Robert Henrit join us. One of the UK’s most well-known drummers having played with everyone from Adam Faith to Argent to The Kinks! “I started my musical career on the washboard and believe it or not within five years I was playing drums with...

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A guitar for Ricardo

Ricardo is a talented guitarist who is teaching music to the young people (about 100 of them) in South West London. An unfortunate series of incidents sadly meant that Ricardo did not have a guitar of his own or the ability to get a new one. We naturally could not let...

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Marathons for Music for All!

We are delighted that more and more events are being held by the public around the country to fundraise for Music for All. All monies raised go directly into helping others learn and discover through music. Just one example of how you can do this is by running!...

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Help for the Cedars Academy

Cedars is a secondary school in Leicester that asked for our help to broaden the music provision for the pupils. Alongside the more traditional instruments being taught, they were keen to launch more contemporary music and music technology aspects into the offer. We...

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Keys for Rode

Rode has a challenging life and his music is one of the key things that helps him. He really needed a keyboard of his own to allow him to progress and asked if we could help. We were delighted to step in and to help Rode get his own...

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Addington Bells support our charity!

This wonderful group is based at Addington Methodist Church, where they and run an excellent social group making music using handbells. We were delighted to hear that they recently held a concert and raised monies for us at Music for All. Many thanks to everyone...

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Support for Joshua

Joshua is a seriously talented young cellist who excels at both chamber music and full orchestra. He badly needed an instrument worthy of his skills. Working with a number of other charities and trusts, we were able to make this happen and we are expecting we will all...

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Support for Slough

Westley is a Residential Child Care Officer at a Centre for 11- 18 year olds in Slough. Many of the young residents can benefit from music-making and want to learn to play or want the ability to carry on playing. Westley asked for our help to get some instruments to...

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