Music For All gets £20,000 Kick-Start

Music charity Music For All has certainly got off on the right foot, clocking up an impressive £20,000 from its recent auction of celebrity-endorsed musical instruments and other such good stuff, including a drumming masterclass from Ian Paice.

Music For All is a music education charity aimed at promoting music making, and targets the 15 million UK residents who claim that they would like to learn to play a musical instrument but don´t have the opportunity. Music For All encourages people to pick up their sticks, line up their pots and pans and get bashing, and promotes the playing of all instruments across the length and breadth of the musical spectrum.

The charity launch was held at London´s Madame Tassauds and was hosted by Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman. Alongside Paice´s top tips, goodies up for grabs included a Dave Navarro (Jane´s Addiction) distortion pedal, a Norman acoustic guitar signed by Razorlight, and the Yamaha Pacific 112 guitar played by Hugh Grant in the film ‘About a Boy´, signed by none other than the floppy-haired one himself. The funds raised will help to fund a number of project targeted at different age groups and sectors of British society.

To find out more about Music For All, the charity´s work and how you can help, visit