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

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 service provides instrumental and vocal music lessons to young people in Kingston’s schools and music centres. The services we provide enrich the lives of young people in the borough by offering opportunities to become actively involved in a wide variety of music activities, including workshops, musical ensembles and masterclasses.

  • Organisation Type: Music education hub


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Three most commonly faced challenges

Economic deprivation, Special educational needs, Looked after

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Kingston upon Thames
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, DJ/MC, Improvisation, Instrument-making, Instrumental tuition, Mentoring, Performance, Technology, Untuned percussion, Vocal


African, Beatboxing, Contemporary classical, Folk, Gospel, Jazz & blues, Music theatre, Pop and Rock, Western Classical

Participants Recruited From

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

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with Kingston 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)