Friends Of Kampala Music School

Friends Of Kampala Music School

Charity information

Friends Of Kampala Music School

Appeal to raise urgently required funds to enable KMS to relocate to a much needed new home, to accommodate more students who will learn the power of healing through the art of music.

Founded 2010

  • Mission statement

    Kampala Music School is all about bringing Ugandan musicians together, making music accessible to those who can't afford what is often seen as a luxury. By sourcing instruments and through good teaching, it gives young people a unique opportunity to learn, to practice and to perform in a safe place. For those with a bleak existence, to experience the artistic endeavours of music often gives a sense of meaning, of something beautiful. That is the heart of KMS, and music is a healing in itself. In a country where so many families absorb orphans, music lessons are not a priority. Classical music training is simply unaffordable. The school exists as a centre of excellence in Uganda to give maximum opportunity to develop musical talent at affordable rates and to develop the appreciation of both classical and contemporary music within society. KMS can genuinely be described as a family and the care and support shown to the students is an integral part of it. A new home will mean that there is much more space to have ensemble, orchestra and choir rehearsals, and where more students and musicians can meet, learn and make music together. KMS and music make such a difference to the lives of the students, and this difference is made possible through the support and encouragement of our supporters. The school provides these young people, many coming from bleak situations, with a safe refuge and means of expressing themselves, and importantly, the means of earning a livelihood.

  • Aims

    Friends Of Kampala Music School aims to:

    • Friends of Kampala Music School exists to give maximum opportunity to develop musical talent at affordable rates and to develop the appreciation of both classical and contemporary music within society.
  • Overview

    Established: November 2010

    Registered Charity Number: 1128852

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 8

    Phone number: 07717 834606

    Address: Prospect Cottage, The Green, Chearsley, Bucks HP18 0DJ

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