London Music Masters (LMM) is an award-winning charity giving young people access to extraordinary music.
LMM aims to expose young people from diverse communities to music in all its forms, but education, making, experience, delivery and ultimately leadership are paramount. Particularly, they advocate for positive change in the diversity of the classical music sector and the organisations within it.
LMM Learning, their flagship programme, works with partner primary schools across London to teach violin or cello to over 1,300 children per week in areas with above average levels of economic deprivation. In this way, LMM enables young people to demonstrate their creativity through music regardless of their background.
The Buffini Chao Foundation supports LMM Learning in St Barnabus Primary School in the borough of Westminster, London. This support helps to deliver outstanding music education that is free or low-cost to families often struggling financially.
The programme builds self-confidence and produces a lasting impact on the social, educational and cultural development of the children it works with. Thanks to donations from the Buffini Chao Foundation, LMM can build internal and external capacity, contribute to sustainability and improve planning and leadership development.
“Music and the arts are vital to society and to education, helping children and young people develop their creativity, resilience and sense of wonder. Watching that spark of joy as a child stars making music for the first time is an immense privilege and is only possible through the support of those who share our vision for a world where every child has access to the transformative power of music.”- Robert Adediran, Executive Director, London Music Masters