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A networked approach to promoting meaningful musical pathways for young Londoners facing challenging circumstances.

Organisations

We surveyed over 60 organisations supporting more than 10,000 young musicians across the capital.

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Abbey Manor College

Abbey Manor College is the Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) for Lewisham Borough. In the music course we cover Level 2 BTEC in Music and Bronze and…

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Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Our learning programme focuses on encouraging and boosting orchestral playing. We work with Newham, Islington, Lambeth and Slough Music Educ…

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Acts 29

Acts 29 is a community arts organisation which works closely with secondary schools, local authorities and local music hubs to deliver our m…

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Animate Orchestra

Animate Orchestra is a Young Person’s Orchestra for the 21st Century. Young people create their own new music inspired by existing orc…

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Ark

The Ark Music Programme is designed to build lifelong love of a variety of musics for all pupils in Ark schools. The Programme provides a pr…

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Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning

Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning aims to provide a range of arts projects to people of all ages, covering a diverse range of styles, gen…

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BEAT

Barnet Education Arts Trust absolutely loves to make music! Whether you are a young classical, jazz or rock musician we have bands and group…

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Brent Music Service

Brent Music Service (BMS) is proud to have introduced the fun and challenges of music to over 90,000 young people in the last 16 years. BMS …

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Cardboard Citizens

Cardboard Citizens is a theatre company that works with people who are homeless, have been or are at risk of homelessness. We produce tourin…

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Centre for Young Musicians

Since its founding in 1970, the Centre for Young Musicians has provided high quality progressive music training for thousands of talented ch…

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City University London

We offer a diverse range of activities and opportunities for students within our Degree Courses in Music: BMus, MA, DMA and PhD.

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Club Soda

We are an organisation that supports people with learning disabilities to get involved in the arts. Our activities are for young people and …

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CM

Diverse programme of instrumental tuition, band support opportunities, degree provision and music leader training, alongside NEET-focused mu…

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Creative Futures (UK) Ltd

Creative Futures is a multi-arts charity which transforms the lives of disadvantaged children and young people through creative projects whi…

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CRISP / Creative Croydon

Short-term project focusing on creative accessible music-making. Expression and collaboration focused, ‘in the moment’ music-mak…

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Drake Music

We are leaders in music, disability and technology. We believe everyone has the right to express themselves creatively through music and we …

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Drum Works

Drum Works is an organisation committed to empowering social change through Drumming. We use fast, high energy processes to engage young peo…

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English Folk Dance and Song Society

EFDSS offer folk music and dance holiday courses for children and young people at Cecil Sharp House, run the London Youth Folk Ensemble, and…

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Everyone’s Climbing Tree

ECT specialises in offering group music activity (primarily West African Percussion) to marginalized teenagers in the Youth Justice System H…

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Fairbeats!

Fairbeats! provides inclusive music sessions at refugee community organisations in London. These creative sessions singing, song writing; uk…

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Good Vibrations

We run week-long courses where groups of 20 people learn to play a gamelan orchestra from scratch. They compose, conduct, improvise, put on …

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Grand Union Orchestra

The unique Grand Union Youth Orchestra, London’s pioneering world music and jazz youth ensemble, brings together young musicians aged …

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Ham Youth Centre

Ham In Session is our music project for young people where they can come along and learn DJing, electric guitar, drumming, studio recording,…

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Haringey Music Service

Haringey Music Service is lead partner in Haringey Music Education Hub and provides instruments all/vocal tuition in local schools supplemen…

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Haringey Shed

Inclusive arts organisation providing after school and holiday activities for young people ages 7-16, including theatre, band, dance and cho…

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Heart n Soul

Heart n Soul is an award-winning creative arts company. We believe in the talents and power of people with learning disabilities. We provide…

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Horniman Museum and Gardens

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in South East London has been open since the Victorian era, when the tea trader and philanthropist, Frederic…

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Ignite Trust

Ignite Trust’s purpose is to work with at risk and vulnerable young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through positive activities …

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Irene Taylor Trust

Making Tracks consists of a 5 day intensive project followed by a series of weekly music sessions. During the intensive week, participants f…

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Isledon Arts CIC

Through Isledon Arts CIC we manage two youth hubs in Islington. Platform is a stunning new arts centre in the old Hornsey Road Baths near Fi…

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Key Changes

We provide music engagement and recovery services in hospitals and the community for young people and adults experiencing mental health prob…

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KimNara Music

Social music workshops that include song writing, live band music making and interactive performance for those with autism and related learn…

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Kinetika Bloco

Kinetika Bloco is a performance group with an exuberant mix of young musicians creating a “unique new British Carnival sound with a de…

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Kingston Music Service

Kingston Music Service (KMS) is the lead organisation for the Kingston Music Education Hub which is funded by Arts Council England. The serv…

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Lewisham Music Service

Music is an important part of children and young people’s learning. Every week we have over 5,000 young people in attendance throughou…

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Lister Community School

Extra-curricular opportunities for our students and young people from the local community, and in particular, cross-phase ensembles bringing…

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London Sinfonietta

We mainly provide the KX Collective, which brings together young people from Kings Cross and its surrounding areas. Participants work in col…

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London Symphony Orchestra (Discovery department)

We provide a range of activities for children and young people including: early years workshops; hospital visits; workshops and performances…

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London Youth Choir

We run five Choirs for young people aged 8-21 from all 33 London Boroughs, including Boys’ 8-12; Girls’ 8-12; Training Choir 12-…

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Music In Detention

MID runs participatory music activities with immigration detainees and excluded groups living nearby. They share thoughts and emotions, lear…

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Mytime Active – ArtsTrain

ArtsTrain is a creative music project providing support for young people and music leaders to take the next steps in their musical and perso…

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Raw Material

Raw Sounds is a programme of music and creative media sessions for people with mental health needs, open to young people and adults between …

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Roundhouse

The Roundhouse Trust is a registered charity with an objective to provide ‘space to create’ for 11 to 25 year olds. We offer an open acc…

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Royal College of Music

RCM Sparks is the Royal College of Music’s Learning and Participation programme. It provides opportunities for everyone to make or lea…

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Royal National Institute of Blind People

Support for the music making of blind and partially sighted people

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School Ground Sounds

School Ground Sounds (SGS) works with secondary schools and young people in lower-income areas of London to provide additional music opportu…

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Sound and Music

Sound and Music is the national organisation for new music. We work with composers of all ages and stages of their development and provide p…

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Soundcastle

We initiate and run creative music-making projects for young people and families in community settings. These are accessible for all ages an…

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Soundmix

Soundmix provides regular music-making sessions to young refugees and asylum seekers who are separated from their families. We use guitars, …

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Southbank Sinfonia

Side-by-side orchestral mentoring schemes, free schools’ concerts for KS2, passenger seats performance opportunities and in-school com…

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Southwark Music Service

Southwark Music Service aims to enrich the lives of all Southwark children and young people by making the learning of music dynamic, energet…

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StreetVibes Youth

StreetVibes offers music and media-based education, training and skills support for young people aged 11-19 years old.

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THAMES

Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service (THAMES) is the lead organisation for the Music Education Hub in both Tower Hamlets and The…

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The DJ & MC Academy

We provide workshops in the a art of music. From songwriting and structures to music production and DJ’ing. We also have DJ vans which…

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The Midi Music Company

Instrumental and vocal music lessons for 5-16 year olds – adult courses such as music production, guitar, and voice workshops – rehe…

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Tomorrow’s Warriors

Tomorrow’s Warriors is a leading music education/professional development organisation and award-winning creative producer working nation…

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Wired4Music

Wired4Music, hosted by Sound Connections, is a unique leadership programme for young Londoners who are passionate about music. We give young…

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Definition of Indices of Multiple Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) across England, based on seven different domains of deprivation:

For more information see: Gov.uk - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)