Why did you start to have piano or instrumental lessons? Were you fortunate enough to have parents who supported you and could afford to buy an instrument and pay for regular lessons?
Learning an instrument, in particular the piano, can be quite an expensive undertaking and often beyond the means of many families. Yet the evidence shows that learning an instrument and making music can really help to change lives in tangible and meaningful ways.
MUSIC FOR ALL
The UK based charity Music for All exists to support children and families who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music. They help in four ways
- They bring free of charge ‘Learn to Play’ experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds.
- They make grants available to address the musical needs of community music groups and educational organisations.
- They donate instruments and music tuition to individuals who need our help.
- They promote the life-changing benefits of music making.
PianoFest 2019 is our 12 hour long celebration of the piano during which we are hoping to raise £2000 for Music For All. Our target is to be able to help some children in need to be able to afford piano lessons. What's more we've teamed up with The Curious Piano Teachers to make sure that the young students get some of the best and most up-to-date teaching possible.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
You can support us in our fundraising efforts by making a donation via our JustGiving page. Also we'd love you to join us on Saturday December 7th any time between 9am-9pm and enjoy some of the piano playing that will be going on.