London Music Fund

Mark Bushby Scholarship Fund

Mark Bushby Scholarship Fund

Mark Bushby Scholarship Fund

Fundraising in memory of Mark Bushby

My Story

In memory of Mark Bushby - musician, singer, teacher - we aim to fund a second music scholarship, starting in September 2023, for a promising young musician to receive four years of one-on-one instrumental tuition from Brent Music Service.
We are so pleased to have funded our first scholar. Tania, a 9-year-old cellist, started in September 2022. "I love this scholarship because it helps me get closer to my dream which is becoming a musician," Tania says. "I feel like I am one step closer to achieving my dream! I love the way that I get the opportunity to go to lots of free events through my scholarship, like concerts. I watch and listen to all the music they play and try to learn from them."

Learning a musical instrument is hugely important to children: it builds their confidence, their self-esteem, increases their friendship groups and raises their aspirations of what they can achieve in all areas of their lives. The London Music Fund Scholarship programme is for children who have started learning an instrument and are doing really well but whose families find it difficult to pay for music lessons, meaning that without our support they would have to give up their studies. Each scholarships lasts for four years, and covers the sometimes difficult transition to secondary school. Each Scholar receives:

  • Weekly instrumental tuition at a suitably challenging level in small groups or one-to-one
  • Access to weekly ensembles of a suitably challenging level – a minimum of 2 hours a week of music making outside school
  • Regular performance opportunities at school, music service and elsewhere
  • A well maintained instrument which can be taken home
  • A named Mentor who is the liaison between the Scholar and family, music tutor and school
  • Invitations to attend special projects and go on trips to professional concerts
25%

Funded

  • Target
    £4,000
  • Raised so far
    £986
  • Number of donors
    3

My Story

In memory of Mark Bushby - musician, singer, teacher - we aim to fund a second music scholarship, starting in September 2023, for a promising young musician to receive four years of one-on-one instrumental tuition from Brent Music Service.
We are so pleased to have funded our first scholar. Tania, a 9-year-old cellist, started in September 2022. "I love this scholarship because it helps me get closer to my dream which is becoming a musician," Tania says. "I feel like I am one step closer to achieving my dream! I love the way that I get the opportunity to go to lots of free events through my scholarship, like concerts. I watch and listen to all the music they play and try to learn from them."

Learning a musical instrument is hugely important to children: it builds their confidence, their self-esteem, increases their friendship groups and raises their aspirations of what they can achieve in all areas of their lives. The London Music Fund Scholarship programme is for children who have started learning an instrument and are doing really well but whose families find it difficult to pay for music lessons, meaning that without our support they would have to give up their studies. Each scholarships lasts for four years, and covers the sometimes difficult transition to secondary school. Each Scholar receives:

  • Weekly instrumental tuition at a suitably challenging level in small groups or one-to-one
  • Access to weekly ensembles of a suitably challenging level – a minimum of 2 hours a week of music making outside school
  • Regular performance opportunities at school, music service and elsewhere
  • A well maintained instrument which can be taken home
  • A named Mentor who is the liaison between the Scholar and family, music tutor and school
  • Invitations to attend special projects and go on trips to professional concerts