Education & outreach providers

Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory


44700, Gyanmandala Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal

International Jazz Day / Scholarship Program

We believe in the power of music and art to impact people’s lives. That is why since KJC started we have been providing education to children in orphanages and disadvantaged areas in Nepal.

Our teachers and volunteers create projects from scratch, offer free music training, put up bands and organise performances. Our goal is the struggle for equality, to empower the Nepali youth and women specially and let them share experiences and express music as a tool for change.

Jazz Diploma (Vocal Arts, Piano, Guitar, Bass) / Western Classical Diploma (Vocal Arts, Piano)

Regular classes are designed for hobbyists who don’t want to or have not decided yet if they want to build a career in music. These courses are on a monthly basis and will help you decide if you are not sure that you want to earn a Diploma in Music.

The Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory is a vibrant center for musical studies which opened in 2007.

It offers courses in modern and classical music, a recording studio, organises events for national and international artists and creates social projects to empower the Nepali community through music and art.

Students choose from among a variety of courses, including applied lessons in various instruments, music arranging, improvisation, jazz and Hindustani music theory and history, ear training and electronic music production–a comprehensive mix impossible to find elsewhere in the country.

Their vision is to provide the highest quality music education, so students can achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders and global citizens.

‘Uniting People with Music’ is their motto. Quality, innovation and the improvement of the population through the exchange of cultures and experiences in the arts world is their first value.

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The Netherlands

  • BMF is initiating a quarterly magazine centered around the benefits of music in all disciplines: mathematics, spacial relationships, memory, language, social teamwork, collaborations, regular commitment and discipline and much, much more!
  • BMF plans bi-monthly Skype lessons with the Kilu students on how to practice efficiently. Many mental techniques will be presented that will help them in all their subjects, not just music.

The Kilu Mentorship Project - With Kilu Music School

    •    We are celebrating our 6th year of scholarships, ranging from 15-22 kids per year depending on local demand. Approximately 2000€ per year.

The BhutanMusicFoundation is a non-profit organisation formed in 2011 and based in The Netherlands for the creation and promotion of musical activity and education in Bhutan, with an emphasis on traditional Bhutanese cultural heritage.  

They also support general musical education and promote Bhutanese music abroad.

Message from the Kilu Music School board, 2018:
‘We would also like to thank you and the BMF for continuously supporting the mandate of Kilu. It would be difficult for the current board to keep the School going on without your full-time support.’

Header photo: Bhutanese children singing

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Spitalfields Music

+44 (0)20 7377 0287

St. Margaret's House, Old Ford Road, London, UK

Founded in 1976 as an annual Summer music festival, Spitalfields Music has been putting music at the heart of East London for over 40 years.

We aim to bring artists, audiences and communities together so that everyone can find, explore and share extraordinary music in one of the most vibrant areas of London.

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Junior Guildhall

+44 (0) 20 7628 2571

Silk Street, London, UK

Junior Guildhall is a specialist Saturday School offering advanced training to young people between the ages of 4 and 18.

Students are able to combine their Junior Guildhall training with their general education in their local schools. They come together to experience and learn about music and drama under the guidance of staff drawn from London’s orchestras and freelance professionals. Most of the students go on to study their chosen discipline full-time at undergraduate level, eventually making careers in the profession, though others can, and do, move into totally different fields.

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+44 (0)20 7739 4680

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA, UK

CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) was founded in 1993 to enable musicians of all abilities to participate actively in contemporary music.

It has a national network of instrumental and vocal ensembles, an expanding international programme and a unique music collection of hundreds of new works.

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Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

+60 3-4047 9000

Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), a non-profit organisation, opened its doors in May 2005.

It has not only been a home to the arts community and a foster home for foreign troupes, but it has become the very lifeline that keeps the arts and cultural life in Malaysia breathing.

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Musica Viva In Schools

+61 2 8394 6666

757 Elizabeth Street, Zetland NSW 2017, Australia

Musica Viva In Schools has been setting the standard in music education since 1981.

Our programs inspire, educate and enrich the lives of students and teachers across Australia. Students participate and engage with the very best musicians from around the country, and we support teachers with accredited professional development and curriculum-aligned resources.

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Thailand Guitar Society

+66 (0)64 725 5552

Sukhumvit 60 Bangkok, Bangchak, Thailand

Thailand Guitar Society aims to create new directions, new ideas and ambitions for the classical guitar community in Thailand so as to make the experiences of playing and learning both attractive and enjoyable.

The society’s goal is to promote the art of classical guitar. Together with the support of the best teachers and staff, their experience and knowledge in organising, participating and performing in many events around the world, as well as their teaching experience in universities, music schools and masterclasses, they aim to provide students with more confidence in the advancement of classical guitar in Thailand.

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In Harmony – Telford & Stoke is a social development programme delivered through music in the communities of Malinslee, Telford and Thistley Hough, Stoke since 2012. 

Following the famous ‘El Sistema’ Venezuelan orchestral music programme, the In Harmony project is working directly with over 850 young people and their families to put music at the heart of local communities.

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The Nucleo Project

North Kensington, UK

The Nucleo Project was set up in 2013 to offer ensemble-based musical opportunities to children and young people in North Kensington, completely free of charge.

We are part of the global El Sistema movement, which began in Venezuela in 1975. A nucleo is a local centre of musical activity at the heart of its community, and this is what our young musicians are building for our local area. The Nucleo Project is open to any child who wishes to join our family.

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Sistema Europe

Verein zur Förderung Sistema-inspirierter Musikvermittlung in Europa, c/o Klaus Behrbohm, Eduard Suess-Gasse 7 / 36, A - 1150 Wien, Austria

Founded in 2012, Sistema Europe is a network for all European Sistema and Sistema-inspired organisations and individuals aspiring to carry out activities true to the principles of Venezuela’s El Sistema.

Consisting of both the Sistema Europe Network and the Sistema Europe Association, Sistema Europe exists to take forward the Sistema vision created by J.A. Abreu and to apply it in its different European settings.

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Hong Kong Music Education and Research Centre Limited

+852 60176092

Kwai Chung, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Music Education and Research Centre Limited, also known as, is a registered company in Hong Kong.

We aim to promote music culture through education and research. We provide resources for schools, teachers, students and parents to empower the learning and teaching of music. We also connect professional musicians with schools to facilitate music cultural activities.

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LSO Discovery

+44 20 7490 3939

UBS & LSO Music Education Centre 161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG

In 2015, LSO Discovery, the Orchestra’s world-leading music education and community programme, celebrated a quarter of a century.

Education and outreach is now an inextricable part of the LSO’s DNA. LSO Discovery exists to offer inspiring musical experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds who have not necessarily had much contact with classical music and musicians.

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Creative Futures

+44 20 8964 2700

9A, The Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, London W10 4JL, UK

Creative Futures is a charity with a proven track record of delivering fun and inspiring music and arts projects that children from all backgrounds can take part in.

We boost young people’s learning, build self-esteem and bring together families who feel isolated in their communities.

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+44 (0)1522 510073

soundHOUSE 18 St Martins Lane Lincoln LN2 1HY

East Midlands

soundLINCS’ mission is to provide a quality service for music which enhances, enables and encourages the development of music in an enjoyable way, through activities, advocacy and access to information.

soundLINCS is a not-for-profit community music organisation operating across the East Midlands. Working in partnership with local, regional and national organisations, soundLINCS provides and develops high-quality and innovative music-making opportunities and training for all ages and communities.

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Take Art

+44 (0)1460 249450

The Mill, Flaxdrayton Farm South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5LR

In case you didn’t know, Take Art is a unique, magical, life-changing organisation that doesn’t live in a venue, or studio or a whacking great theatre, but in the villages, towns and rural communities of Somerset.

Every year we work with thousands of people across the county, providing opportunities for all ages and abilities to experience, participate and work within the arts. From our hub in South Petherton, we run one of the UK’s most celebrated rural touring schemes, along with county-wide projects that focus on supporting artists, children, young people and communities….

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Abram Wilson © Benjamin Amure

Abram Wilson Foundation

London, UK

We provide:

  • Creative workshops in schools combining music with drama, dance and creative writing
  • Training for teachers to help them teach more creatively
  • Mentoring for talented, up and coming musicians
  • Training for our mentees to become workshop leaders
  • Live performances in the form of showcase events, gigs and touring


Founded in 2012, the Abram Wilson Foundation (AWF) is inspired by the late, great Abram Wilson and the values he embodied as both a critically acclaimed, award-winning musician and an inspiring educator.

His legacy and spirit live on in our work and those who are proud to have called him their teacher and mentor. In his short life, Abram achieved greatness. The Foundation exists to help others do the same.


The Abram Wilson Foundation supports young people to achieve their greatness through music.

What do we aim to do?

To equip young people with 21st century skills
Engagement in the arts helps develop key skills such as creativity and confidence – skills that are crucial for young people to thrive in and adapt to the rapid-paced change of 21st century society.

To improve access to the arts
Since 2010, the arts have been squeezed out of the curriculum, risking a two-tier system where those from underprivileged backgrounds continue to be deprived access to a creative education and/or career. We want to address this inequality and help make the arts accessible for all.

To help support the future of music in the UK
Through our growing music platform, we are helping to launch and sustain the careers of talented up-and-coming musicians.

How do we do it?

  • Creative workshops in schools combining music with drama, dance and creative writing
  • Training for teachers to help them teach more creatively
  • Mentoring for talented, up-and-coming musicians
  • Training for our mentees to become workshop leaders
  • Live performances in the form of showcase events, gigs and touring

Who do we work with?

  • Disadvantaged young people between 11-16 years with little to no engagement in the arts
  • Talented up-and-coming musicians in the early to mid-stages of their careers

What do we mean by greatness?

  • Developing skills under our 5Cs: Creativity, Confidence, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking
  • Succeeding in a full-time sustainable creative career

What role does music play?

The vast majority of our artists are trained in jazz and are inspired by everything from New Orleans, folk, afrobeat, hiphop/grime and Latin influences.

How do we make our work sustainable?

We aim to emulate the lessons we learned from Abram, an artist who was as much dedicated to his career as a professional musician as he was to passing on his knowledge to the next generation, inspiring his students to have the confidence to thrive. Since 2012, we have laid the foundations for a Lifelong Learning Model where we build an ever-increasing cohort of artists and educators who remain engaged with AWF throughout their careers, paying it forward by acting as role models, mentors and educators and in turn ‘recycling their greatness’.

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