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Berkshire Music Trust is a registered charity first established in 1982 to support music education for children across Berkshire. We raise funds to further our cause of supporting everyone to have access to music education regardless of their background, to unlock their potential and create a fairer society.


Ways to Support us

Text to donate

You can support a child in need by texting your donation – Text 5MT, 10BMT or 20BMT to 70085 to donate £5, £10 or £20


Donating via PayPal is simple, quick and secure, and we are grateful for every penny. Our PayPal address is


Donating through JustGiving is simple and easy to use, you can donate directly to us or we also run fundraising campaigns in JustGiving to raise money for certain causes or projects.

Gift Aid

We can claim back tax from the Government on your behalf. We receive 25p for every £1 donated or spent on ensemble fees. Contact us to sign up.

Legacy of music

Your kindness will transform a child’s life. Leaving a gift in your will help to support more children to access music education.

Easy Fundraising

Turn your everyday online shopping into free donations. Simply start your online shopping at, and retailers will make a donation to say “thank you”.

Amazon Smile

Shop online at, and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to charity. The donation is made at no extra cost to you.


Our supporters include

BMT Bursary

We are always fundraising to allow more children to access our lessons and ensembles. The BMT bursary fund helps families in need of short-term assistance due to temporary family circumstances.

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Latest News


Double Reed Masterclass with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Mon 15th Apr 2024

Berkshire Music Trust Reading Music Centre, Stoneham Court, 100 Cockney Hill, Reading, RG30 4EZ


Jamie Read

Mon 22nd Jan 2024