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


Barnet Education Arts Trust absolutely loves to make music! Whether you are a young classical, jazz or rock musician we have bands and groups at our three music centres (located in East Barnet, Finchley and Hendon). If you sing we have choirs, and if you are a teacher we have training opportunities and advice. We can hire out orchestral instruments if you are having lessons through us with one of our 170 qualified and CRB checked fabulous teachers. We stage concerts regularly and every Summer organise a seven night festival at the Arts Depot for all our schools. Look out for our partnership work with seven other North and West London music hubs (Music8London).

  • Organisation Type: Music education hub


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Proportion of the young musicians who face aspects from the Indices of Multiple Deprivation


Three most commonly faced challenges

Economic deprivation, Looked after, Asylum Seeker

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Barnet
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

DJ/MC, Instrumental tuition, Performance, Research, Training, Untuned percussion, Vocal


African, Asian popular, Beatboxing, Caribbean, Contemporary classical, East Asian, Folk, Indian classical, Jazz & blues, Opera, Pop and Rock, Rap MC, Reggae, RnB, South American

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with BEAT are recruited from:

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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: - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)