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(Photo credit: Tom Reeves, Edward Reeves and Son, Lewes)

Martlets Music was set up in 2013 to offer bursaries to young people in full time eduction to start, continue and progress their music talents.

As a small local charity, we focus on providing bursaries to students where financial difficulties may limit or jeopardise their access to music learning and lessons.

Bursaries are available for students from primary to 6th form for a wide range of music making – not just orchestral instruments and voice.

In addition to providing bursaries, we work in partnership with organisations such as East Sussex Music to offer joint events.


Martlets Music is proud to be working with these dedicated trustees, who ensure that the young people of East Sussex are given the best opportunities to create and explore musical activity. We are currently looking for more trustees to help us in developing Martlets Music and would be delighted to hear from anyone with experience in the charity and/or music education sectors, or who is just enthusiastic about ensuring that all children have the opportunity to learn, play and enjoy music, as part of their education. Please contact us at admin@martletsmusic.org.uk.

Nigel Philips
Nigel Philips
A long-term supporter of music-making for young people in East Sussex, Nigel is Chair of Martlets Music. He lives and works in Lewes, has been involved in the Friends of East Sussex Youth Orchestra for many years and brings his experience of local fundraising to Martlets Music.