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The Difference We Make

“The Academy gave me hope and showed where I can go with music and the inspiration not to give up. Because of the fantastic opportunities and experiences I have had, friends I’ve made, and tuition by musicians with a wealth of experience and expertise, I now feel able to go on to study music full time at university.”

Sarah, 19

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Why do we need your support?

To make sure that the next generation of young musicians achieve their full potential and to help us reach as many young musicians as possible regardless of their financial situation. 

Sheffield Music Academy is a small charity with ambitious aspirations to fund and support more than 120 exceptional and passionate musicians in South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, East Riding and beyond. 


In these uncertain times, it is crucial that as well as maximising the bursary support we receive from the Department of Education, we diversify our income to be more resilient and provide a tailored, flexible offer to our students. We already have support from a number of trusts, businesses, and individuals and would love to hear from you if you would like to be involved in the development of our young musicians.

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How can you help?

You can make the difference that will allow us to continue to inspire young musicians and help them develop and grow as individuals.


The donations that we receive allow us to offer financial support to students that could not attend the Academy otherwise and provide them with instruments to allow them to progress. Donations enable us to organise workshops and concerts with community partners so we can reach as many individuals as possible and remove barriers to learning and music-making.

  • £2 per month will help towards music and theory book purchases

  • £5 per month could pay for our youngest musicians to hire their own instrument

  • Annual donations of £200+ will enable us to increase the number of bursary places to passionate young musicians


Contact us on 07704579310 to discuss further, or click the donate button below:


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