lost & sound - the instrument recycling campaign


 

 

 

Give unloved instruments a second chance! Donate them to us and we’ll find them a new home with a Bridge Project student.

Lost and Sound is a rallying call to bring new life to old instruments! Currently we are specifically looking for violins and cellos. If you happen to have a violin or a cello in your attic, cupboard – anywhere really! – please get in touch and donate it! Not only will it make a huge difference to a Bridge Project student and support their progress as musicians, but it will also help LMM to save money on instrument purchase and hire, allowing us to focus our resources on high-quality teaching.

Donated instruments will be loaned to children in the primary schools in which the Bridge Project is active. We will work with our creative partner organisations (London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal College of Music, Southbank Centre and Wigmore Hall), local music services, hubs and other relevant charities to distribute any surplus donated instruments across the capital to other students in need.

 

We believe that every child deserves a chance to play a musical instrument and through this London-wide initiative we aim to bring greater awareness to the importance of music education.

 

Emily is one of our Bridge Project students at Ashmole Primary School in Oval and she recently received a violin through Lost and Sound. Read more about Emily and her new violin here.

 

If you would like to make a donation, then please contact Lucie Agass, Development Assistant | 020 7091 0767.

 

LMM would like to thank Andrew Moore for donating his time towards repairing Lost and Sound violins free of charge.

 

 

 

London Music Masters (LMM) is launching a brand new campaign: ‘Lost & Sound – The Instrument Recycling Campaign’. 
Lost and Sound is a rallying call for musical instruments! By handing your old instrument over to LMM you will be giving our young Bridge Project students an instrument that will allow them to practice at home and supporting their progress as musicians.
LMM believes that every child deserves a chance to play a musical instrument. By launching a London-wide initiative, Lost and Sound brings greater awareness to the importance of music education and brings life to old instruments.
If you’ve got a violin, trumpet, cello, flute or clarinet kicking about in your attic, cupboard – anywhere, really – please get in touch and donate it! Not only will it make a huge difference to a Bridge Project student but it will also help LMM to save money on instrument purchase & hire, allowing us to focus our resources on high quality teaching. 
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES
Following an unsolicited donation of a violin and a flute, LMM conceived this project to address our reliance on instrument sellers/hire companies in the provision of instruments to Bridge Project students. The idea was proposed that members of the public might have unused instruments in their households, perhaps as a result of music lessons long since abandoned. If LMM were to appeal to these households with a specific instrument-focused donation campaign, it would serve three functions: 
1. Breathing life into old instruments by giving them new purpose 
2. Saving money for LMM, eventually reducing our own reliance on instrument sellers/hire companies and thus allowing us to focus our resources on high quality teaching
3. Raising awareness of the Bridge Project itself, making more people aware of its existence and potentially raising extra funds as a result
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE DONATED INSTRUMENTS?
Donated instruments will be loaned to Bridge Project students in the primary schools in which the Project is active. LMM will work with its creative partner organisations (London Philharmonic Orchestra, Southbank Centre, Royal College of Music, Southbank Centre and Wigmore Hall) as well as local music services, hubs and other relevant charities to distribute any surplus donated instruments across the capital to other students in need.