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young people’s lives


classical music education

Our Work

MiSST currently works with 29 schools in the UK. We work in schools that serve disadvantaged and often challenging communities  by providing not only funding for classical instruments, but also support in the form of regular tuition, opportunities to perform and a programme of excellence that is unrivalled in the UK. Our mission is to be at the forefront of classical music education.


"When I began at secondary school, I was a shy 11-year-old. I never put my hand up. I didn’t believe in myself. Music has given me confidence that I can achieve. It’s helped me express myself and convinced me to push beyond the mere satisfactory. It’s taught me to never give up. I’ve learnt so much about myself, what I can achieve with effort and determination. That has had a remarkable impact on how I conduct myself in other parts of my life. MiSST has given me so many opportunities, which I am very grateful for."

Deronne White (Principal piccolo of NYO, Royal College of Music Graduate, Flautist in Chineke) 

“Engagement in the arts changes lives. The positive impact of the arts on health, social mobility and wellbeing are now irrefutable. I passionately believe that everyone in this country, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, should be able to participate and I am thrilled MiSST’s music programme will make the difference for these young people. I know it works. Headteachers and the staff in MiSST’s partner schools know it works It has been proven to be the common denominator in schools where often over sixty languages are spoken”

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber

"MiSST has continued over the last year to provide excellence throughout all the work it does. I am delighted to be Patron, and to work closely with the young musicians in the MiSST orchestra. The Andrew Lloyd Webber programme enables children to follow a robust, challenging and progressive curriculum that enables disadvantaged school children to move from being a non-player to Grade 3 level by the end of Year 9, I believe all children should have the opportunity to access this programme regardless of background"

Nicola Benedetti CBE 

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