Music for All is a splendid charity that wants to ensure that everybody has access to ‘the life changing benefits of music making’ – no matter whether they are 5 years old or 95, totally unaware of music or already an enthusiast, and from no matter what background.
They focus on providing money to buy or hire instruments for individuals or groups who cannot afford them. These can be talented students, amateur bands or orchestras, community projects – or any person or group wanting to make music but unable to do so for lack of the right instruments. See this page for some of the recipients of their grants.
But Music for All will also provide money for lessons. And it is lessons that are the focus of their ‘Learn to Play’ weekend next month.
Learn to Play happens across the UK on the 25th and 26th September when music stores, performance spaces, libraries and educational centres will be offering free ‘taster’ music lessons to anyone who wants to sign up. You can attend in person (there is a great map on the site highlighting the venues offering sessions) – or, if you do not want to or cannot attend in person, you can do so on line. During your sessions you will get a free taster music lesson plus information on buying an instrument and finding local teachers, groups and other fellow musicians. All you need to do is to register here.
Music for All – resources
For music makers of every sort the Music for All site also has an excellent resource page which offers information on:
- Music courses and on line learning
- Finding a musical instrument shop
- A guide to buying a musical instrument
- Finding a music teacher
- Hearing protection
- Mental Health for musicians
Check in – and make music!!