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Sam’s Marathon Ukulele Challenge for Music for All!

You may remember that last year, the wonderful Sam decided to play and stream 100 songs on his ukulele in a marathon format to raise money for Music for All. This year, on Sunday 18th August, talented Sam stepped it up a notch and sang and played a marathon of 200...

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Piano lessons for Juliana

Talented Juliana needed our help in order to be able to carry on with piano lessons. We stepped in and are delighted to let you know that she has just passed her Grade 2 with Merit! Here she is in action performing Bohemian Rhapsody for us all [video width="848"...

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Support for Bader School and the local Community

This charming Primary School in Thornaby needed our help to fulfil their vision of creating a brass band for the children. In their words: “The grant has helped fund the purchase of brass instruments and as a result, this helped form the Thornaby Junior Brass Band....

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Ukes for Selly Oak

The Selly Oak Live at Home Scheme asked for our help to buy some ukuleles to set up a group for people over the age of 50 to be able to learn to play the ukulele. Here’s what happened next in their words: “The grant has enabled a group of 16 people over the age of 50...

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Selma and Jevdet – the update

We have been delighted to be able to support these two lovely children in learning the harp over the last year or so and have just had this wonderful update from Mum: “Since the end of March, Selma has learnt to play two Grade 3 pieces: “Blistering Rock” and...

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More Music for Penyrheol

This lovely school in Swansea really believe in the power of music and asked if we could help them to allow more children to get involved in music making. In their words: “The grant has provided us with the opportunity to offer instrumental tuition to a far wider...

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Instruments for the Squadron

209 West Bridgford Squadron in Nottingham needed our help with instruments, read on to see what a difference we have already made (in their words): “This grant has enabled us to, for the first time, acquire drums and bugles and allowed the squadron to participate in...

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Hand Chimes for Rothwell

This lovely Junior School in Kettering asked for our help to be able to purchase a set of hand chimes. In the words of Karen, Year 3 Teacher: “The grant from Music for All has enabled our junior school to purchase enough hand chimes to give us a complete 3 octave set....

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A guitar for Eli

Young Eli has a real passion for the guitar and the one thing he badly needed was one of his own. Sadly, the family situation could not make this happen and we were asked if we could help. In Eli’s own words: “The guitar has given me something to do in my free time...

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Drums for Cardinal Newman

This charming school in East Sussex asked for our help in getting some electronic drums to help them get more people in their music programme. Read on to hear what happened next (the drums are just a part of the plan!)… “This term we piloted the mentoring programme...

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A violin for Kiara

Kiara and her Mum wrote to us asking if we could help, read on for a charming story! “My school had told me that they would not be able to buy any bigger violins as they do not have the storage space to keep them, it meant I would of had to give up my violin lessons...

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Sixfest raises money for Music for All

We were delighted to hear that Farnborough Sixth Form College had decided to make us a recipient of funds raised from their annual music festival that was held in May. The music and music technology department’s students and staff organised the event that showcased...

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Drums for Thomas

Young Thomas has a real passion for playing the drums, but no drum kit of his own. As it happened, a lovely family had just donated us a drum kit and we knew just who to give it to! In Thomas’ words: “I am really grateful for this drum kit because it will help me to...

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Instruments for Crosthwaite

This lovely Primary School in Cumbria needed our support to buy 30 ukuleles. The challenges to school budgets are harming so many children’s life-chances to learn to make music. We simply can’t stand by and watch this happen, so our charity will always act whenever it...

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A guitar for Mandy

Mandy asked for our help in order to be able to buy her own guitar (which she badly needed but could do not do without our help) We have just heard this from her: “With your funding I was able to purchase a guitar and join a group too! Thanks for giving me the...

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Violin lessons for William

Talented young William needed our help in order to keep learning his instrument. In proud Mum’s words: “The grant has made a huge difference and was very gratefully received by William. The grant had enabled William to continue his violin lessons and progress onto his...

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A piano for Studio 3 Arts

Studio 3 Arts is a wonderful non-profit community project that asked for our help to be able to buy a piano. In their own words: “The piano has now been installed at our new space in a re-purposed shop at the heart of the Shopping Centre in Barking where it will be...

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Cathy Newman is our new Ambassador!

We are very proud to bring you the news that Cathy Newman has become our new Ambassador. We all know Cathy from Channel 4 News, but she is also happens to be a very good violin player! She even played recently in the House of Commons with her group, Statutory...

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Flute support for Gaia

Talented Gaia is studying flute at the Junior Guildhall, but a challenging family situation threatened her continued lessons. We felt we had to act and support Gaia and are delighted to let you know that her lessons are now taking place...

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Support for the United African Association

UAA asked for our help to buy some African musical instruments including djembe drums, a dun dun drum, tambourine and shakers for their community African drumming and dance group, the Dancing Drums. In their words: “We had a small number of drums and they were either...

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Lessons for Jessie

Jessie was determined to learn to play the piano but did not have the means to be able to afford lessons. We were able to help her with a Grant and here she is practicing with her teacher. She has quickly learning the correct way to position her fingers on the...

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Getting the music back in Grendon

The charming Primary School in Birmingham suffered a terrible flood last year that ruined all the children’s instruments. We had to help the situation and were only too pleased to get them new ones! In the words of the school “Quite simply, the Grant has been vital in...

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A harp for Katie

Talented Katie has been learning and playing the harp for a number of years and badly needed a quality instrument of her own. These are costly things to buy and we were asked if we could help, along with a number of other charities and her own savings. We stepped in...

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Recorders for Blakesley Hall

This lovely Primary School in Birmingham asked for our help to bring music back into the school. They had not had a Recorder Club for 14 years and we felt we had to help. We have just heard that all is going well with the newly-formed Club and the children are...

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Supporting Portsmouth Cathedral

Cathedral Sing is an outreach project from Portsmouth Cathedral that takes music into the classroom and then into concerts with Portsmouth Cathedral Choir. We were asked if we could support this excellent project. As a result of the grant we were able to give, they...

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