Our Charitable Projects
Our Charitable Projects
LRMS is a charitable organisation which aims at providing a musical education of exceptional quality for children from different backgrounds, including those who can't afford to pay for tuition. Financial support is provided by us by a wide offering of bursaries and scholarships.
The school’s policy is not to reject anybody wishing to receive music education, provided that they demonstrate commitment to their studies and are prepared to work hard. Each child applying to the school is invited for an assessment and interview, at which the possibility of applying for financial assistance is explained. Any parents who can't afford the full fees, can apply for a bursary, whereas scholarships are offered on the basis of exceptional ability and/or musical achievement. Scholarships can be awarded at the audition or on the outcome of assessments/examinations/public performances. Scholarships vary from 10% of the fees to full fee coverage depending on the level achieved and the financial circumstances of the family.
Plans for the future include providing free and subsidised places in our Junior Choir and Junior Orchestra for children from underprivileged backgrounds.
Our charity programme also includes charity concerts organised by the school, as well as participation in charitable events organised by other organisations and joint charity events organised in collaboration with partner organisations. Both Pupils and Teachers take place in such concerts and events. In the past few years we have organised charitable concerts in aid of children in need of heart surgery in Russia, in aid of the Friends of the Belarusian Children's Hospice in Minsk, taken part in the Family Fundraiser in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, in a Charity concert to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières, were part of the Emunah Showcase concerts for two consecutive years having contributed to the charitable work of Emunah with children from underprivileged backgrounds in Israel, and have taken part in a joint concert at the Cadogan Hall together with the London Russian Ballet School, which provided an opportunity for children from families with limited means to hear classical music and see classical ballet in a concert hall - something they would otherwise be unable to afford.
We also provide opportunities for children from all backgrounds to hear live performances of classical music by way of regular end of term concerts which are free for all, and free recitals at St Mark's Hamilton Terrace given by young professional musicians of outstanding talent.
Please click here for the information on past and future Free recitals and end of term concerts.