Other Help

Help Finding a Music Teacher

We are not able to recommend individual music teachers but you may find the following web sites helpful if you are looking for a teacher:

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/culture-and-leisure/arts/music/

www.musicteachers.co.uk

www.firsttutors.com

Help with Financial Support

As a small charity our funding is limited and we cannot directly support all young musicians who ask for our help. 

We hope that the following links may be helpful to you, whether we can directly help you, or not

UK Wide Help

The Awards for Young Musicians web site includes a very helpful list of national organisations that may be able to help you. Click here for access and scroll down to the Other Help and Resources section:

https://www.a-y-m.org.uk/information-for-parents/

More Local Help
The Humphrey Richards Taylor Charitable Trust

The aim of the H R Taylor Charitable Trust is to encourage the performance of live classical music in Surrey and adjacent areas. 

Children and young adults showing exceptional musical talent who live in Surrey or have a strong link to Surrey [eg music students or recent music graduates], and intend to make a career in music, can apply to the Trust for help in purchasing an instrument or part-funding of tuition, should their financial means be insufficient.

Woking Young Musicians Trust  

The Marie Oswald Memorial Fund was originally formed in 1979 in memory of Miss Marie Oswald, for many years Head of Music at Woking County Grammar School for Girls and a revered local music teacher.

The Fund was granted Charitable Status in 1981 and the names was changed to the Woking Young Musicians Trust in 2002/3. 

The awards given by the Trust are intended to assist in the training of music students, especially those in financial need, by contributing towards a particular musical purpose – for example, the purchase of a better instrument, attending a masterclass, giving a concert or recital, etc. – but not for routine expenses.

Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 20 and be pupils or former pupils of a Woking School or resident within the Borough of Woking.

Grants are awarded annually, subject to an audition.