Music hubs (London)

Waltham Forest Music Education Hub (WFMEH)

+44 (0)20 8496 1584

12 Church Hill, Walthamstow, London E17 3AG, UK

London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning, Urban Development, Future DJs

Waltham Forest Music Service

London

Waltham Forest Music Education Hub (WFMEH) focusses on the distinct and diverse local needs in Waltham Forest to further develop the range of musical opportunities available for children and young people.

Children in Waltham Forest have the opportunity to hear, work and perform with a range of professional musicians as well as other young people across East London and beyond, in a wide variety of settings. Partnerships work is central to what the Hub offers the Waltham Forest community, and WFMEH partners include:

  • Waltham Forest Music Service (WFMS)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning
  • Urban Development
  • Future DJs

Hackney Music Service Network

+44 (0)20 7241 7408

1 Reading Lane, London, England E8 1GQ, United Kingdom

London

As the number one music education provider to Hackney schools, Hackney Music Service (HMS) works closely with headteachers and partners to ensure that their work is flexible and responsive to the needs of schools and that their combined delivery of provision is strategic and joined up.

Performance opportunities provide Hackney children and young people with a platform to showcase their music throughout the year e.g. HBYO with the Docklands Sinfonia at St Anne’s, Limehouse; Brighton Arts Festival with BYO; HCJE at the Warehouse with GSMD, and at the Barbican with Jazz at Lincoln Centre musicians, Hackney Bateria at CBSO, Tate Modern and COLF.

Newham Music Hub

+44 (0)20 3598 6260

Unit 212-213, Burford Road Business Centre, 11 Burford Road, London E15 2ST, United Kingdom

London

Newham Music is the award-winning music hub for Newham.

They are committed to providing high-quality music education and opportunities to children and young people in schools throughout the borough and at Newham Music Academy, our after school and Saturday music centre.

They work with over 10,000 young people each year and since becoming an independent charity in 1996 many thousands of young people have gained life-enhancing experience through learning music with us.

 

Croydon Music and Arts

+44 (0)20 8681 0909

Oasis Academy Shirley Park, Shirley Road, Croydon CR9 7AL, United Kingdom

London

Croydon Music and Arts (CMA) is a service that works to ensure children and young people in the borough have access to creative opportunities.

CMA works as part of a network of local partners that include the majority of Croydon state schools, a range of cultural organisations, and alternative education services.

As a music service for children and young people, CMA works with a team of expert instrumental and vocal teachers to provide high-quality music education in Croydon schools for beginner to advanced players.

Learning to play an instrument is just the beginning. They provide music groups for all tastes with a range of bands, orchestras, choirs and more. Performances take place throughout the year in impressive venues around Croydon and further afield, including regular tours abroad by the senior groups.

As an arts service, they support schools to develop their arts curricula and work in a range of partnerships to provide accessible out-of-school arts opportunities for children and young people.

Richmond Music Trust

+44 (0)20 8538 3866

7 Briar Road, Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames TW2 6RB, UK

London

Richmond Music Trust provides a range of activities and large-scale events to support and develop music in primary and secondary schools.

As well as working with individual schools, they aim to bring together pupils and teachers from different locations, enabling them to work with and learn from each other.

Richmond Music Trust is keen to provide help and advice for music coordinators and head teachers; their Primary Network meetings for music coordinators take place each term and focus on aspects of the music curriculum.

The termly newsletter, Music Update, informs primary schools about forthcoming events and activities and also provides information about current developments in music education.

Merton Music Education Hub

+44 (0)20 8640 5446

MMF Office, Chaucer Centre, Canterbury Road, Morden, Surrey SM4 6PX, United Kingdom

London

The Merton Music Education Hub (MMEH) is a partnership of organisations committed to delivering the aims of the Nation Plan for Music Education for the children and young people of Merton.

Merton Music Foundation is the lead partner of the MMEH, and works with its various partners to deliver the promises of the National Plan.

Barnet Music Education Hub

+44 (0)20 8959 4111

Dollis Junior School, Pursley Road, Mill Hill, London NW7 2BU, United Kingdom

London

London Borough of Barnet Music Education Hub is a member of the Barnet Education Arts Trust.

Barnet Education Arts Trust has bands and groups at three music centres (located in East Barnet, Finchley and Hendon). There are choirs, teacher training opportunities, and advice.

 

Bromley Music Hub

+44 (0)20 8467 1566

Bromley Youth Music Trust, Bromley Youth Music Centre, Southborough Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 8AA, United Kingdom

London

The Bromley Music Hub (BMH) is a partnership of organisations committed to delivering the aims of the National Plan for Music Education for the children and young people of Bromley.

As lead partner of the BMH, Bromley Youth Music Trust works with its various partners to deliver the promises of the National Plan to provide music education for all students.

Their aims include:

  • First Access- Ensure that every child aged 5 – 18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument.
  • Progression- Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.
  • Ensembles- Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.
  • Singing- Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.
  • Continuous Professional Development – CPD for school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.
  • Instrument Hire- Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts for those on low incomes.

Brent Music Education Hub

+44 (0)20 8204 8096

C/o Claremont High School Academy, 30 Claremont Avenue, Kenton, Harrow HA3 0UH

London

The Brent Music Education Hub, led by Brent Music Service (BMS,) offers schools access to trained teachers who deliver music tuition to a professional standard through a number of traded services.

Their aim is to allow any child who wishes to the opportunity to learn to play or sing to the highest standard possible.

Tri-borough Music Hub

+44 (0)20 3745 6029

Lyric Hammersmith Lyric Square King Street London W6 0QL, United Kingdom

London

The Tri-borough Music Hub aims to provide opportunities for all students develop a life-long love of music and realise their musical potential.

The award-winning Tri-borough Music Hub (TBMH) is the lead partner in a collection of organisations that oversees the delivery of music education in three West London boroughs – the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham; and City of Westminster.

Sutton Music Hub

+44 (0)20 8640 8781

Gaynesford Lodge, Blake Close, Carshalton SM5 1LJ, United Kingdom

London

Sutton Music Hub works with a range of partner organisations to create opportunities for children and young people in the London Borough of Sutton to have an excellent, high-quality music education.

With lead partner Sutton Music Service, they provide instrumental teachers to primary and secondary schools; offer an affordable instrument loan scheme and run a range of bands and orchestras with regular opportunities to perform.

Their popular music schools provide high quality individual instrumental tuition, supported by theory and aural provision and regular opportunities for students to be entered for music exams.

Bexley Music Hub

+44 (0)20 8302 1456

Bird College, Bexley DA15 7EB, United Kingdom

London

Bexley Music Education Hub is the music provider for the London Borough of Bexley.

The Music Service has had a long-standing partnership with LSO OnTrack – the education branch of the LSO, based at LSO St Luke’s near Old Street.

The joint projects have included:

  • The Nimrod Orchestra
  • ‘Take A Bow’
  • Maxwell-Davies Fanfare Project
  • Next Generation
  • CPD for KS2 Teachers

Camden Music Hub

+44 (0)20 7974 7235

The Crowndale Centre, 218-220 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BD, United Kingdom

London

Camden Music Hub (CMH) seeks to offer all young people the opportunity to get involved in music of the highest quality through singing, learning an instrument, composing and taking part in group activities, both in school and outside, and to support them throughout their musical journey as far as they wish to travel.

As a collective of music businesses, services and providers, CMH have the unique opportunity to guide music lovers and learners in the right direction, so whether you’re looking to join an ensemble, enroll your child in an education activity or find support through music, the Camden Music Hub can point you down the right path.

Enfield Music Service

+44 (0)20 8807 8881

Harmony House, 63 Nightingale Road, London N9 8AJ, United Kingdom

London

The Enfield Music Service provides inclusive instrumental lessons to thousands of children and young people, including those with special educational needs.

They also run a range of fun and exciting out-of-school music groups and choirs for children and young people of all ages and abilities.

They offer inspiration and opportunities for children and young people throughout Enfield, working with schools and families to provide the best musical experiences in a range of settings, from instrumental tuition and whole class music lessons to after-school choirs, bands, and orchestras.

They are proud to be the lead partner for Enfield Music Hub, for which we receive a substantial grant from Arts Council England.

Greenwich Music Hub Services

+44 (0)20 8331 3164

5th Floor Harris Greenwich Complex, 1a Middle Park Avenue, Eltham LONDON SE9 5HH, United Kingdom

London

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has a new and exciting music hub service which aims to help children and young people to take part in music to the highest level.

Greenwich Music Hub works with primary and secondary schools in the Royal Borough. It has a focus on performance and affordable vocal and instrumental ensemble opportunities.

The Hub’s First Access programme aims to introduce children to a range of musical instruments and is delivered by specialist tutors in local primary schools. The First Access Plus programme is a progression route, which enhances this work to make music a part of the school’s daily life.

Greenwich Music Hub also works closely with secondary schools in the Royal Borough. As a result of this six high-quality music groups have been developed and supported by the hub:

  • Acapella led by Plumstead Manor
  • Royal Greenwich Samba Band led by Woolwich Polytechnic
  • Steel Band led by Eltham Hill School
  • Chamber Choir led by St Ursula’s
  • Poly Bolly Band led by Woolwich Polytechnic
  • Urban Community Choir led by Harris Academy.

Haringey Music Education Hub

+44 (0)20 8489 8960

Hornsey School for Girls, Inderwick Road, Crouch End N8 9JF, United Kingdom

London

Haringey Music Education Hub strongly believes that every child is entitled to a stimulating, challenging and accessible educational experience in music.

Haringey Music Service (HMS) is a vibrant and busy organisation through which young people are encouraged and nurtured to build on their musical ability and experiences to strengthen their:

  • Skills
  • Knowledge
  • Understanding
  • And develop an appreciation of music as an art form.

Harrow Music Education Hub

+44 (0)20 8416 8960

Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road Hatch End HA5 4EA, United Kingdom

London

Harrow Music Education Hub (HMS) is passionate about ensuring that every child in Harrow has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, with performance opportunities and a clear route of progression available for all.

HMS provide instrumental and vocal tuition, advice and training to support schools throughout the borough. They work with over 50 schools across Harrow (both primary and secondary) and are striving to support music within the curriculum through the School Music Education Plan.

They also offer out of school access to music education through both our music tuition programme BRAVO! and our weekly groups and choirs. HMS is the lead organisation in the Harrow Music Education Hub which works to review music education for young people in Harrow; offering more opportunities and supporting others who do the same.

Havering Music Education Hub

+44 (0)1708 450313

The Walk, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 3TL, United Kingdom

London

Havering Music Education Hub is a partnership of local and national organisations.

The hub is part of a national network established under the guidance of the Arts Council to ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to sing, learn a musical instrument and perform as part of an ensemble or choir.

Havering Music School acts as hub lead, with many impressive members such as London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera House, London Chamber Orchestra, Queen’s Theatre, Havering Schools Music Association, Jack Petchey Foundation, Sound Connections and neighbouring music services.

Hillingdon Music Education Hub

+44 (0)1895676690

Compass Theatre, Glebe Avenue, Uxbridge, England UB10 8PD, United Kingdom

London

The Hillingdon Music Hub enhances lives through music.

Every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and to perform in ensembles from an early stage.

Through working in effective partnerships, Hillingdon Music Education Hub will provide high-quality musical experiences for all of Hillingdon’s children within our diverse communities.

Hounslow Music Education Hub

+44 (0)20 8583 2967

United Kingdom

London

The London Borough of Hounslow’s Music Service was established in 1980 to provide instrumental lessons for the borough’s young people.

The service has a team of more than 70 professional music tutors who teach more than 12,000 pupils in Hounslow schools. It runs a structured, progressive programme of bands, orchestras, as well as choirs for pupils outside school and a Saturday Music School for more advanced pupils.

They manage and maintain more than 8000 instruments to help ensure pupils have access to an instrument, and have a well-stocked music library.

Hounslow Music Service delivers concerts and performances for children and young people throughout the year, including our ever-popular Primary School Summer Singing Festivals annually.

In a typical year Hounslow Music Service will generate around 700 performances, involving more than 22,000 participants and perform to around 190,000 people.