Our Latest News

Sam and the 100 song Ukelele Marathon!

Talented Sam is doing something amazing in aid of us this Saturday August 18th. He has been streaming his progress on the ukulele on the YouNow website and has just learned 100 songs. To celebrate this milestone, he has decided to play all 100 songs in a “Marathon”...

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A mixing desk for Liam

Liam is studying Music Production at College and has big plans to make this his profession. He also plays guitar and piano and performs regularly as a DJ! What he needed for all of this was a good mixing desk. His family situation is challenging and could not make...

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A bow for Harris

Harris has been learning the violin since he was 5. His fast-growing talent required a bow suitable to his skills and his family needed our help. We stepped in and were able to support Harris. Some great news… He has now completed all his Graded Music Exams (gaining...

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Lea – an amazing update!

Back in June this year, we wrote and told you about our support to get Lea her own harp and the difference that it had made to her life. We felt we had to let you know that since then she has taken all her exams and attained a place at the renowned Purcell School for...

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Families and Schools Together (F.A.S.T.)

F.A.S.T. is an award-winning early-intervention programme that brings parents, children, teachers and the wider community together to make sure children get the support they need to fulfil their potential in school and in life. We were contacted by the group linked to...

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More help for QM Studios

Our local rehearsal and recording studios in Horsham is a full charity and they do some wonderful work on outreach projects involving disadvantaged children. We are always happy to help them and recently had a lovely keyboard donated to us by a member of the public....

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Rebecca – an update

Back in October 2017, we wrote the story of how we had helped talented Rebecca to be able to continue her lessons at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama. We have just heard the amazing news that she has attained Grade 8 cello with distinction and is heading...

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Drums for Dorset!

Dorset Music Service provides musical opportunities and lessons for the thousands of children and young people in the area. The Service had identified Taiko Drums as a new means of engaging young people in music making. We were able to give the Service a Community...

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Lessons for Niamh

Talented Niamh had been having violin lessons funded by South West Music School. This support, sadly, had come to an end and the family situation did not allow for more lessons. A passionate letter from her teacher asked for our help and we were delighted to step in...

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Drums for Annette

Annette suffers from sight loss and dyslexia. Music truly helps her in her life and she is a member of “Feel the Noise”, a group of musicians who all live with sight loss. What Annette really needed was her own drums, especially electronic ones that could let her...

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Piano lessons for Sarah

Sarah is talented, enthusiastic and hard-working in her piano lessons and shows great promise. A sad situation at home meant that the lessons could not continue. We had supportive letters from both her school and piano teacher asking if we could help out. We were...

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A baritone sax for John

John is a talented musician but has faced some very challenging problems at home with his family. His musical development was being hindered by not having the finances to gain his own baritone saxophone. Working with John’s savings, special loans and other charities,...

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Support for St Bartholomew’s

This charming Primary School needed our help to create an afterschool music club. Over a third of the pupils receive Pupil Premium and a quarter have special educational needs. We all agreed that music was a wonderful thing to help and support the children and we were...

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Livi – an update

We wrote about talented Livi back in November last year (22nd) and the violin we had managed to get for her. She subsequently attained a Distinction at Grade 8. Even better, her family have just informed us that she has had an offer from St Anne’s in Oxford to read...

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Help for Joe

Talented Joe has a challenging family background and also has Asperger’s. His music helps him tremendously and he needed our help to continue with piano lessons. Joe has natural flair and passion with his music and we naturally had to step in and support...

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The Green Street Blues

This wonderful women’s acapella group hails from Kent and recently came 6th in the European Barbershop Competition and won the Small Choir Trophy! The choir wanted to increase the number of participants and needed our help to create special workshops to attract and...

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Helping Samantha

Talented Samantha is about to take her Grade 8 on the bassoon and hopes to study music at Birmingham University. What she really needed was her own instrument. Working with her family and other charities, we were able to step in and make it...

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A trombone for Joel

Joel is a member of Levern Valley Community Brass, despite a number of challenges he faces in his young life. He has shown a real aptitude for trombone. You will not be surprised to hear that making music really helps Joel and we were delighted to be able to step in...

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Drums for Jarred

Jarred has volunteered and supported the Endurance Steel Orchestra since 2011. He arranges, leads and teaches, as well as performing at events such as the Lord Mayor’s Show, Notting Hill Carnival and London LGBT Pride. The one thing he really needed was his own pans...

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Drake Music Scotland, an update

We wrote back in February (16th) about our support for this wonderful project giving people with a range of difficulties, the opportunity to learn and perform music. The band is now meeting every week in Edinburgh to rehearse and write their own material. Their song...

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Tiegan – an update

Back in August (2nd) 2017, we wrote about our support for Tiegan and that she was subsequently playing in the Westmorland Youth Orchestra. We have just heard that she received a Distinction in her Grade 6 on the violin and has won 3 classes at South Cumbria Music...

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Help for David

Talented David is nearly at Grade 8 level on the cello and his family needed our help to keep his tuition going and to allow him to progress. We stepped in and are delighted to hear that he has now become lead cellist in the West Sussex County...

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Supporting Tilly

Young Tilly faces a very challenging domestic situation. Her music lessons, thankfully, help her with a sense of achievement and routine. Tilly was in danger of having to stop learning and we could not let that happen! Here is a picture of her playing with her friend...

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Supporting Emily Tully

Emily runs an amazing music programme in Birmingham as a SEN Specialist. Her pupils have challenges such as autism, visual and hearing impairments right through to severe learning difficulties. Emily strongly believes in the power of music and we were delighted to be...

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