A cause worth championing

Discovering a love of music can be a pivotal moment in many people’s lives. You may remember how you felt when you first began to learn to play an instrument. Perhaps you brought home a squeaky violin which you practised daily to make your parents proud. Maybe you picked up a guitar and wrote your own music to express your feelings. Perhaps you took up the trombone in later years to fulfil a lifelong ambition. Or, maybe you didn’t get the opportunity to explore your own musical potential and know how frustrating this feels. 

Right now, there are so many talented children who aren’t getting the chance to experience a musical life. Whether it’s because of a lack of income or other obstacles, many children with a natural instinct for music are denied the chance to progress because their musical potential is neither spotted nor supported. At AYM, we find these children, nurture their emerging talent and inspire them to reach their musical goals. 

To develop and expand our work we rely on the committed generosity of Champions who are all helping to give talent a chance. Please join our community of Champions today and help give talent a chance by setting up your monthly donation online or by Standing Order. 

Award winners
Champion giving

Help a talented young musician on their musical journey.

Just £5 per month could help a young musician pay for their travel to and from an instrumental lesson

Equip a young musician with the tools they need to develop their potential.

£12 a month could fund the hire of an instrument for a young musician beginning their musical journey

Support a young musician as they learn and hone their craft

£20 a month could fund a 30 minute one-to-one instrumental lesson for a young musician each month

Give a young musician the best chance to fulfill their potential

£40 a month could fund an average Award and a year of support for a young musician on our annual Awards programme

Get in touch

Want to talk to us about supporting our work? Please feel free to contact our Development Manager if you have any questions.

Sanpreet Janjua

E: [email protected]
T: 0300 302 3422

Sanpreet Janjua

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