Useful Links

  • Music For All

    The Music For All Charity believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to play music. Making music changes lives. But not enough people are fortunate enough to have access to musical instruments or ways to help them to learn and discover. This is where we come in.

  • John Packer

    Learning to play a musical instrument can be expensive. Luckily there are a range of organisations, trusts and grant providers who look to support aspiring musicians and projects. Further information can be found via the links below. We have separated funding options into those for New players, Aspiring professionals and Community projects.

  • Awards for Young Musicians

    We support talented young instrumentalists from low-income families throughout the UK, helping them to overcome financial and social barriers in their musical journeys.

  • North Devon Music Centre

    The North Devon Music Centre is a non profit organisation that helps young (and young at heart) people who are learning to play an instrument to enjoy making music together through ensemble playing.

  • Devon Music Hub

    Devon Music Education Hub is a collaboration between all schools, music teachers, services and practitioners in the County, aiming together to make musical opportunities available, affordable, enjoyable and beneficial to every young person in Devon. The Hub is led by Babcock LDP Music Service,

  • Bideford Music Club

    Bideford Music Club has been established since 1957 and their concerts have been a prominent feature of the musical life of the town. The aim of the club is to produce classical music concerts of the highest possible professional standard, engaging young artists of international and national repute.

  • Sorrelli Strings

    Sorrelli Strings are a critically acclaimed string trio based in North Devon. The ensemble was founded by three sisters, Jenny, Kate and Emma, Sorrelli has now expanded into an extensive musical network which performs at a wide variety of events throughout the world.

  • Tamsin Waley-Cohen

    For several years, Tamsin and the musicians of the Albion Quartet have given a concert for the benefit of YMS at Woolhanger Manor as part of the annual Honeymead Festival

  • Imogen Cooper

    YMS Patron, Imogen Cooper, has supported the work of YMS since its inception and has generously performed in Barnstaple for the benefit of YMS. Following her recent appearance at the Two Moors Festival she has renewed her commitment to YMS and promised a return to the stage of the Queen’s Theatre