London Russian Music Academy
LRMA is a registered charity which provides music education of exceptional quality to children and young people from wide social and financial backgrounds, predominantly living in the Greater London area.
Our first charitable objective
We never reject any child wishing to join LRMA, provided he/she demonstrates commitment to their studies and is prepared to work hard. Of course, we understand that not every family can afford to pay for the comprehensive music education LRMA provides. Therefore, when a child is invited for an assessment and interview, we explain to the family the possibility/criteria of applying for financial assistance.
Offer made at audition or on the outcome of regular assessments. Scholarships range from 10% -100% of fees depending on the level achieved and family finances.
Families that would struggle to pay full fees are invited to apply for assistance from our Bursary Fund.
Families whose circumstances suddenly change are invited to apply for assistance from our Hardship Fund.
From 2020, we plan to offer free and subsidised places in Junior Choir and Junior Orchestra for children from less well off backgrounds..
"Your continued love and care has helped J develop his musical potential and given him the confidence to perform in public. A big thank you for the joy LRMA has brought to our whole family." Parent
Our second charitable objective
We provide opportunities for children from all backgrounds to hear live performances of classical music by way of our end of term concerts, which are free for all. In addition, recitals given at St Mark's Church by our talented young professional musicians are open to members of the public free of charge, though we encourage a donation to support our charitable activities.
Our third charitable objective
We participate in joint charity concerts and events organised in collaboration with partner organisations. Both our pupils and our teachers enjoy playing in these fundraising concerts and events, considering it integral to being a member of the 'LRMA family'.
In the past few years we have taken part in the following concerts and events:
Fundraiser for Chance for Life for life-saving heart operations for children in Russia
Family Fundraiser in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital
Fundraising concert for Médecins Sans Frontières
Concert in aid of Friends of the Belarusian Children's Hospital, Minsk
Concert in support of the British Emunah Fund - working with at risk children in Israel
Special event to commemorate the WWI
Collaboration with the London Russian Ballet School at Cadogan Hall, for less well off children to experience live music and dance
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