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London music charities in matched funding drive

Two London-based charities supporting young musicians, London Music Fund (LMF) and London Music Masters (LMM), are taking part in the 2019 Big Give scheme, which offers matched funding for all donations received by 12pm on Tuesday 10 December.

Details of the two programmes are given below.

London Music Fund Scholarship programme

LMF’s scholarship programme helps children from low-income families reach their full potential through music.

The charity awards four-year scholarships to children based on musical potential, commitment and financial need. The programme has been specifically designed to bridge the complex transition between primary and secondary school with the majority of recipients being 9-10 years old. Scholars receive a weekly two-hour programme of sustained, high quality tuition delivered in borough to include an individual lesson, after school orchestra and choir, performance opportunities, the loan of an instrument, and a mentor.

London Music Masters LMM Learning programme

Every week, LMM provides a high quality music education to 1,300 primary school children from socio-economically challenged areas.

LMM Learning provides children with their own instrument (violin or cello), and 1.5 hours of high-quality instrumental tuition every week. To embed music into their lives we also provide creative composition workshops, performance opportunities, and visits from inspiring artists. So all of this doesn’t exist in a silo, we work with partners to ensure the classical music sector is inclusive and a place that children and schools want to explore.

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