Presto! campaign

Presto in music means quickly or rapidly, and the young musicians we support are developing really fast, so they need all the help they can get to have a chance of fulfilling their potential.

The Garfield Weston Foundation are supporting our Presto! campaign by matching monthly donations from AYM Champions up to the value of £20,000.

Become a Champion by setting up a monthly donation before March 2020 (or whilst funds last) and see your money go twice as far.

It takes less than 5 minutes to set up a direct debit. Just click below.

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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

Why support our Presto! campaign?

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.

At Awards for Young Musicians (AYM) we know that musical talent is everywhere but opportunity isn’t. 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.  Take a look at our programmes.

We need to fundraise to continue to develop and expand our work. Will you join us in making a difference, so that more with musical potential have the chance of a musical life? Our Presto! campaign, supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation, means your donation will be doubled for one year if you sign up to be an AYM Champion by making a monthly donation:

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