Music for All launches a new website highlighting the work of the charity over the past 10 years. Music for All has been established for over 10 years and has helped hundreds of individuals, community groups and educational establishments access musical instruments and lessons despite their financial constraints or limited access. Music for All also promotes and highlights the well-documented physical, educational and health benefits of making music. A particularly relevant benefit during COVID, when physical and emotional well-being is so important. Throughout these difficult times, many people have found solace in the supportive and stimulating power of music.
Music for All believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to play music. Sadly with government cuts to education and decreasing community opportunities, access to music is decreasing and many people are unable to discover and learn about the joy of music. Music for All:
• Donate instruments and music tuition to individuals
• Makes grants available to address the musical needs of community music groups,
schools and charities
• Brings free ‘Learn to Play’ experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds across the
• Promotes the life-changing physical, health and emotional well-being benefits of music
Along with their patron Jools Holland, Music for All is supported by a host of well-known celebrities, some, though not all, are professional musicians. This includes Snow Patrol, Jamie Cullum, Kate Rusby and Hannah Rankin, Channel 4 Newsreader Cathy Newman and Comedian Al Murray. About the charity, Snow Patrol tweeted on 14 October: “Now more than ever it’s important that people have a creative outlet. That’s why all profits from our Snow Patrol Hot Sauce will go to @MfACharity, who are providing the community with the opportunity to learn how to play music”
Music for All Chief Executive Paul McManus said:
“We know that our grants and awards have a huge impact on the lives of our recipients. Our impact stories highlight a wide range of experiences, from schools with limited or no music making resources to individuals struggling to access any form of music making to supporting talented musicians through a crucial stage of their education or career. Our support is practical and easily accessed via an online application process. It requires evidence of access limitation and support from an independent advocate. We are helping music makers across the UK regardless of their age or background and providing unique learn to play experiences with the support of the musical instrument industry. Our work is constantly giving a much wider audience access to musical instruments and lessons. The new Music for All website allows us to promote the very real benefits of music making, how this invaluable support can be accessed and the many ways people can support Music for All in its work.”
Music for All worked with the market and web agency EMSL on the development of its new site.
EMSL Managing Director Matt Skeggs said:
“This has been a particularly enjoyable project for us. The design needed to strike a balance between how Music for All’s inspirational stories can build a rapport with supporters, whilst also providing potential beneficiaries with the essential information to secure the funding they so urgently need. We’re delighted with the outcome – the new site provides Music for All with the online platform they wanted and needed to start their next chapter – with a much improved user experience for both beneficiaries and supporters and a significant upgrade in the way the charity’s own team manage and update its content. We’re proud to have helped Music for All create a website that does justice to this amazing cause.”