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We carefully select our scholars, following the eligibility and criteria mentioned below. We care about the comfort and confidence or our scholars and try to create a welcoming and inspiring ambience at all times.

If you would like to be supported by us, please check our eligibility criteria below and fill in the application form. We will then be in touch with you.

Student eligibility:

  • The student must be based in the UK.

  • Every student will go through a careful selection, application/audition procedure. If the student is below 18, it is necessary that a responsible adult is involved in the music learning process.

  • Motivation, Determination, Discipline, Responsibility, Regular practice and Social obligations are the main qualities that the student needs to demonstrate. 

  • The student must understand that music education requires a lot of time and energy. The student has to be ready to work hard in order to achieve new goals.

  • The student together with a teacher (and a responsible adult if necessary) should create a learning plan for every term. This should include the number of lessons per month, possible public performances, a practice schedule, and any extra learning activities.

  • The student needs to have regular access to a musical instrument (according to the chosen learning program). In special circumstances, Open Music Foundation may be able to assist with this.

  • The student needs to understand that being supported by Open Music Foundation is a privilege and an honour. It is the student's personal responsibility to take music learning seriously, work hard and progress as much as possible.

  • The student must thank the teacher after every lesson. At the end of the learning program the student must thank Open Music Foundation (or a particular source of the funding) for the opportunity to have music lessons.

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**If you are currently having music lessons, we would like to ask your teacher to be your referee.
***Our charity supports talented students of any age and ability who live in challenging circumstances.


Fanny Mendelssohn (1805 – 1847)

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