Skip to navigation Skip to main content

Taking OffTaking Off

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

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, energetic, varied and fun. We are are proud to be working with our partners in the Southwark Music Hub to maximise the many diverse musical opportunities for those living and learning in Southwark.

  • Organisation Type: Music education hub


Visit Website

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


Three most commonly faced challenges

Economic deprivation, Special educational needs

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Vocal, Untuned percussion, Training, Technology, Research, Performance, Music and movement, Mentoring, Instrumental tuition, Improvisation, Composition/songwriting


Western Classical, RnB, Reggae, Pop and Rock, Music theatre, Jazz & blues, Hip Hop, Gospel, Folk, Contemporary classical, Caribbean, African

Participants Recruited From

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

Participants Referred To

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

Share This

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)