The Benedetti Foundation is an independent charity which receives no government funding. All our activity is funded through the generous donations of individuals, corporate sponsorship and trusts and foundations.

We provide life changing experiences around mass musical events transforming the meaning of music making for all participants. We strive to ensure all our activity is fully accessible and that all children and teachers are able to attend our events regardless of background or circumstance. We are proud our reach for our first three live Sessions in 2020 was as far as Shetland to Guernsey. 

Our Virtual Sessions in May 2020 reached over 7000 registered participants, from 66 countries including every local authority in Scotland, county of England and local council of Northern Ireland, whilst 18 Welsh counties were represented. In addition, 41 US states were represented. 


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We are very grateful to Askonas Holt, who normally allow their offices to be used for Foundation correspondence and post concerning donations. However as they are closed during this period, we ask you to contact the Director Laura Gardiner at who will be able to provide the necessary temporary address. We apologise for this inconvenience.

We strive to ensure all our activity is fully accessible and that all children and teachers are able to attend our events regardless of background or circumstance.

No participant currently pays more than £10 to attend any live Benedetti Sessions event and all our online resources are free to access.

From the young musicians to teachers and parents, the impact felt both musically and holistically is captured in this parent’s thoughts,

“The sessions of course focus on the experience of the child but trust me it has had an enormous emotional impact on me as a parent - making time to engage with the preparation materials with her and supporting her through it in a structured way with an inspiring privileged goal of the Benedetti Session to aim for was positive and life-affirming (rather than the usual practice for grade exams with pain, tears and frustration). Youth culture is currently digital devices, virtual reality, games and any child learning an instrument is increasingly 'different' (at least in the state education sector) so this extra effort to 'holistically' support children learning a string instrument, bringing them together in this inspiring and fun way is vital food for the soul of our future humanity and the future of music.”


– Parent

If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation to support future Benedetti Sessions, both live and virtual and enable thousands more children and teachers to experience the transformational effect of our workshops, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Your donation will enable:

  • children, students, teachers and adults to continue to attend and participate in Benedetti Sessions both in person and virtually 

  • the development of our virtual series of activities including the Virtual Sessions, lunchtime and after school online live sessions 

  • the development of our online video series, ‘With Nicky’ bringing Nicky and our team of tutors’ teaching tips into the home of every child and teacher (this series so far has over 2 million views worldwide)

  • primary school classes and classroom teachers to access Benedetti Sessions workshops 

My child has has a huge musical growth spurt due to the workshop experience, both before and after. Her confidence has skyrocketed and she is more inspired and motivated than ever.

- Parent of London Intermediate participant

The Benedetti Foundation is a Scottish company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Company number: 636675. Charity number: SC049688

© 2019 The Benedetti Foundation 

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