Music for Life

Music for Life is an innovative, not for profit organisation established in 1995 to promote and arrange instrumental music tuition in Cheshire schools. Launched at Bishop Heber High School, Malpas, the scheme now works in 113 schools in Cheshire West, Chester and East Cheshire plus several others in Wirral, Stockport and Staffordshire.


Director, Alastair McWilliam explains, 'our main aim is simple: to offer as many young people as possible the opportunity to learn a musical instrument successfully within school and to introduce them to the truly life-enhancing dimension that music making can bring.'


Currently, well over 3,000 young people have instrumental music lessons through Music for Life every week.


Under Alastair's direction, the Music for Life Big Band has been running for over ten years and remains the foremost youth jazz orchestra for music students in Cheshire. The project will allow the Music for Life band members to have the invaluable experience of performing original music, alongside professional mentors and internationally recognised guitarist Mike Walker.


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