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

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 provides instrumental and vocal tuition throughout most schools in the London borough of Brent, as well as a primary school music programme called Music’sCool. Brent Music Service also runs evening centres offering a wide range of instrumental ensembles and choirs to support the on-going development of its young musicians from as early as Year 3 up to aged 19. Brent Music Service is also the lead partner of the Brent Music Education Hub, and is fully committed to its musical development programmes and joint projects with its local and national partners.

  • 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, English as a second language, Special educational needs

Age of participants


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

Musical activities

Improvisation, Instrumental tuition, Performance, Untuned percussion, Vocal, Steel bands, Ensembles


African, Beatboxing, Caribbean, Contemporary classical, Folk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz & blues, Music theatre, Opera, Pop and Rock, Rap MC, RnB, South American, Western Classical, Other Asian

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Brent Music Service are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with Brent Music Service:

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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)