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

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 for schools and families; projects with SEND schools; youth choirs; digital technology workshops for teenagers; coaching for young musicians; and tailored courses for new generations of composers and performing artists.

  • Organisation Type: Orchestra


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Three most commonly faced challenges

Special educational needs, Economic deprivation, English as a second language

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, City of London, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Islington, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Improvisation, Instrumental tuition, Performance, Technology, Vocal, Composition/songwriting


Contemporary classical, Western Classical

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with London Symphony Orchestra (Discovery department) are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with London Symphony Orchestra (Discovery department):

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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)