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​Harjeet Singh Music Bursary

The Harjeet Singh Music Bursary has been set up as a legacy in memory of the work and dedication given by Harjeet to teaching Indian Classical Music. The instrument bursary has been established by the family and friends of Harjeet to provide instruments to aspiring students who have a love for Indian Classical Music, and who demonstrate potential to learn and thrive in their musical journey. The instrument bursary is offered to those students where the affordability of a quality instrument is prohibitively expensive.

Harjeet was always focused on making a difference, and spent a lot of his time promoting music to those where accessibility was a challenge. Raising the confidence of the young people he taught, and also supporting good causes through offering performances, Harjeet had a passionate belief in encouraging and promoting talent amongst young musicians, and often commented that music is a force for good in the lives of children, with countless benefits to their well-being resulting from participating in musical activities.


The organisation is run by volunteers who administer the bursaries; this is a non-profit organization with the mission to provide instruments to deserving students who have a passion to learn.


The bursary offers Indian Musical Instruments. The funding for instruments comes from both the Family & Friends of Harjeet and sponsorships; the scheme also accepts donations of instruments. All monetary donations are used to procure instruments. The bursary offers 8 quality instruments a year through a formal application process.

We would encourage the donations of instruments no longer being used that would be provided to deserving students.

No Monetary Award Is Offered Through this Bursary

About Harjeet Singh

Harjeet  was based in Manchester and taught Indian Classical Music for over 40 years. A well-respected educationalist Harjeet Singh was influential in teaching Indian instrumental music in several settings including mainstream schools, Arts centers, and communities.....More

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Donate an Instrument


The Bursary encourages support through the donation of instruments. So if you have an instrument that is not being used please consider donating so that an aspiring student can benefit from it. More

Learn an Instrument


Looking to learn an instrument? not sure where you can learn, details of organisations can be found using this link​

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Arts Organisations

Are you an Arts Organisation that offers music classes? If so please contact us so that we can add a link to your organisation.


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Awarding Panel

Meet the awarding panel, made-up of Performing Artist, Educationalist and Creative Artist - More


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News Updates - Instrument Donation


The Bursary received their first donated instrument from Azaad Arts. We thank Harjit and his team for donating a beautiful and quality sitar. The Bursary will ensure that the sitar will be awarded to a worthy recipient. If you have an instrument you would like to donate please click here

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News Updates - 1st Award


Young musician Kirtan Virdee from Leeds has become the first recipient of the Harjeet Singh Music Bursary. - Read More

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