Removing obstacles, realising potential

Each of our programmes is built around two key aims: removing the financial barriers and other obstacles that prevent young people getting into music, and helping realise their potential once they’re on their way. We’re here to give the best help and support possible, inspiring them to not only succeed, but excel.

Click on any of our programme areas to find out more

Identifying Talent

Training teachers how to spot and nurture young people’s musical potential

Furthering Talent

Targeting and sustaining young people’s emerging talent through individual support

Annual Awards

Funding young talent UK-wide, through annual grants and tailor made help for individual musicians

Innovation and Research

In our independent role in the music education sector: leading new thinking and action on talent development

New and updates from across our programmes

“Im looking forward to when I can go on tours with my band again.”

As for all young musicians, many of the activities 15 year old Kyle had planned […]

“I would love to be able to teach others who are experiencing the same challenges as me”

“Through music I’ve overcome many difficulties. I love rock, jazz and big-band and I’ve had […]

“It’s the first year I feel that I have really been able to spread my wings”

Whatever the barriers to a young person’s musical progress – we’re here to remove them […]

“Only special people play the tuba”

“I started playing the tuba because my teacher told me that only special people play […]

How Monica and Quintin Des Clayes passed on something wonderful

Have you ever thought about passing on something wonderful: the gift of a musical life? […]

There’s nothing like a live concert

“There is nothing like a live concert, and live applause, I realised how much I […]

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