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Weʼre raising £3,500 to help Lewis. Due to cuts in music education by Falkirk Council Lewis is in danger of not being able to continue. Thanks for helping x

Larbert, UK
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Lewis has been studying music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow since he was 7 and has been in the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland for 5 years now. Up until last year Lewis had been receiving funding through the arts grant provided by Falkirk Council until it was cut. This leaves fees of £3500 per year for the next 3 years to be covered to allow Lewis to continue. Without fundraising there is a real chance that he won't be able to continue. It's unfortunate that councils don't see the importance of supporting young musicians anymore and I'd plead with you to help us realise Lewis' dream of being a professional musician.

Recently he entered The Young International Tuned Percussion competition in London where he came joint second with an Italian boy. For his age category this now sees him 1st in Britain for tuned percussion. His plan for the near future is to enter the BBC Young Musician of the Year, the Rotary Music Competition and the Colin Curry Competition at the RCS. In the end he'd love to be a professional performer but this will require funding for the best tuition Scotland has at the RCS. No matter how small your donation we'd be very grateful for any help. Lewis has also started teaching others to help contribute to his lessons and of course we too are continuing to support him as much as we can.

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    Page last updated on: 6/22/2018 8:55 PM



    • Maureen  Bell

      Maureen Bell

      Jun 22, 2018

      Lewis is so dedicated. Best wishes.


    • Andy & Jacquie

      Andy & Jacquie

      Jun 8, 2018

      Good luck with the fundraising, Andy & Jacquie,


    • Andy and Nic Denholm

      Andy and Nic Denholm

      Jun 3, 2018

      Keep up the good work Lewis. 😄

    • Laura McKinlay

      Laura McKinlay

      Jun 2, 2018

      Time to give a bit back for the next generation to have the amazing experience I had, thanks to the amazing support of the teachers I had at Falkirk Council, which very much included Mr Blackwood ❤️


    • Janette Taylor

      Janette Taylor

      May 30, 2018

      Good luck with the fundraising Lewis. You deserve all the help you can get x


    • Douglas Crichton

      Douglas Crichton

      May 30, 2018

      Good luck to Lewis with his musical career.


    • Becky Crichton

      Becky Crichton

      May 29, 2018

      Sorry to hear how funding cuts are affecting you, Lewis. Good luck raising everything you need! X


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