Newsletter Autumn 2018

Patrons: Matthew Barley, Howard Goodall CBE, Claire Martin OBE, Rachael McShane


If you're just getting your 2019 diary then don’t forget to enter the dates for 2019

Summer School 3rd to 10th August 2019


A big thank you to all of you who took the time to respond to our summer school feedback questionnaire. It really is such a great help to the committee when we come to discuss the way ahead and how we can improve on last year’s summer school. Although, the committee all agree that it is going to be a pretty difficult task to do that for next year! We’ve also had some lovely thank you letters and messages.


Yes, we are busy confirming details for the 2019 brochure and hope to get it out to you early in the new year! The Special Early Bird Booking Discount closes on Saturday 27th April 2019!.


There are large range of performances from 2018 summer school now available on You Tube courtesy of Mr Steve Randall on his Bugster 42 channel If you have any photographs or links to performances then please send them to and we can upload them to the website.


If you were not at this years summer school please fill in the form at the bottom of this page so that we know we have your permission to hold your data and to use it for the administration of the Music for People summer school. Your consent in this matter will be greatly appreciated.


Thank you to everyone who made a donation to M4P at Summer School, especially if you found some interesting music or instrument from Jennie Vaughan’s estate that you will play and remember her by. Don’t forget if you are a tax payer you can gift aid your donations and increase their value by 25%. You may wish to make regular donations by Standing Order. Our details are on the website


More and more of us do much of our shopping on-line, and it can be a simple way of raising additional funds for Music for People at absolutely no cost to yourselves. Sites such as Amazon,, NEXT, Fashion World, Staples, John Lewis, HMV, Rated People, various Holiday sites and many more subscribe to the scheme which can raise anything from 1% to 15% of the amount you spend for M4P. We have already raised over £300 through this scheme, and it is so easy …

All you have to do is visit Easyfundraising and when you register, select Music for People (Summer School of Music) as the organisation you wish to support. Save the link in your Favourites list, then you can just click on the easyfundraising site and go through them each time you wish to shop online.

Searching the Internet: Even if you’re not buying anything online you can still help raise money for M4P every time you use the internet. Just use the easysearch search engine, part of easyfundraising. Easyfundraising is a member of the Institute of Fundraising.

M4P contacts

Registered Office
Ty Cerdd
49 Cosmeston Street
CF24 4LQ
Tel 0800 023 5631

Registered Charity No: 1122957

Music for People (Summer School of Music) is registered as a limited company in England, Registered No.6356502

We want this newsletter to be useful and informative – and we want you to feel you can use it too. If you have any information you wish to publicise to other summer school students eg: - you want to recruit members for a “self-organised group” at the school; - you are seeking or offering a lift to the school; - you have instruments or music for sale; please forward a short note to Jill Snowdon at or by snail mail -
Ty Cerdd,
49 Cosmeston Street,
CF24 4LQ
for inclusion in the next issue.