Torbay Music Foundation is new and here to help young people pursue their passion
Torbay Music Foundation is aiming to remove the financial barriers for young people that want to learn an instrument, develop their talent and music education.
This newly formed charity is clear about the benefits music has for our young people. Torbay Music Foundation believes every child has the right to an opportunity to pursue their music education and wants to remove the financial barriers by helping to cover the cost of lessons, instruments and even in some cases transport to get there.
We went along to Torbay Music Foundation's launch and fundraiser at Torre Abbey's Spanish Barn to talk to Annabelle Knowles, one the charity trustees:
"Music education can be expensive, particularly if you want to take it to an advanced level. We want to take that financial barrier away for those families.
We're all aware of the huge benefits that music has for young people, for their development, for their growth for their well-being, for their health, as well as the academic benefits. The Torbay Music Foundation is a brand-new charity whose role is to advance music education opportunities for young people in Torbay. Maybe through providing money for instrumental tuition or instruments or exams or music courses or putting on specific projects that meet needs the needs of young people in Torbay… We're aware that time is a challenge for the parent, so we'd like to put on transport options.
We want the local community to get behind this Foundation and support it. If people have got fundraising ideas or want to put some energy into fundraising for the Foundation… it's such a great cause that will benefit all our young people."
- Annabella Knowles, Torbay Music Foundation Trustee.
Torbay Music Foundation aims to change the limitations surrounding music education in the Bay. If you want to help, donate to the cause or get in contact with the charity, visit and Like their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TorbayMusicFoundation/ and website to find out more: https://www.torbaymusicfoundation.org/