Weʼre raising £4,000 to support specialist education for our musically gifted child for another term
- Surrey, UK
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Who knew that having an exceptionally talented child can come along with such challenge for us parents. A great dilemma to have and we wouldn't change it for the world.
At the end of 2017, Isla was invited to a 3-day audition at the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School after one of their teachers heard her play her violin. While this was not an education we have considered for her as parents, she was desperate to go and enjoyed every minute of the experience, which resulted in an offer to join the school in January 2018.
It all started when she was 5 years old and almost by accident joined violin lessons offered through Surrey Arts at her infant school. After only a couple of lessons, the teacher informed us that Isla was, in her opinion, a gifted little musician. As neither of her parents are musicians, we were somewhat surprised, but decided to invest in private violin tuition. Fast forward 4 years and a few Music Festival gold medal successes, our 9-year-old has decided to join the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School as her next adventure in developing her talent.
This is where the dilemma set in. We have managed to seek financial solutions for the past two terms to support her in joining the school, but we have no sustainable solution to support her specialist music education in the longer term.
A friend told us about crowdfunding and suggested that we explore this option in our attempt to support Isla's dream to continue her Yehudi Menuhin schooling to be able to share her talent with the world! Any support you could give would be much appreciated.
We will share information of Isla's upcoming concerts if you'd like to come and see her perform.
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