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Classical Music Training in Hackney!

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Classical Music Training in Hackney!

Classical Music Training in Hackney!

East London School of Music By East London School of Music

The aim of this project is to make classical music tuition/music opportunities available young people and adults within the local Hackney communities and to support the staff who deliver the training.

Hackney Delivery stage

pledged of £17,973

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

A non-profit organisation that was set up in 2014 - the main focus being what we can do to change the lives of the children/youth/adults within the Hackney community, encouraging them to do something positive and creative. The project will be delivered via the East London School of Music who will provide a series of specialist classical music training by highly trained tutors - at very low cost/no cost (for low wage/unemployed). The school welcomes beginners, intermediate and advanced. The first session will be an assessment and a friendly chat about the courses, followed by a series of ongoing music training sessions. Our free performance and Recital events are also open to the public and not just for the students who attend the music school. We welcome anyone who would like to perform at our events and the experience of performing in front of an audience is very beneficial for all involved. Students are also accredited with certificates of achievement for each graded exam.

What we'll deliver:

  • Opportunities for local musicians in the community to join the school orchestra and take part in concert events
  • Various Music Workshops from Beginners to Advanced
  • Music Recitals : a chance for local musicians of all levels to showcase their musical abilities and skills
  • Teaching instrumental music in the Hackney area
  • Opportunities to gain music qualifications in performance and composition
  • Employment opportunities as a solo/orchestra performer, music tutor and/or composer

Why it's a great idea:

There are various studies that show how classical music has a profound, positive impact on the brain in that it can boost cognitive function, reduce stress levels and improves productivity. Therefore, the project aims to make various classical music opportunities available to the local residents including children and young people - at very low cost/no cost (to unemployed). We offer various courses such as musicianship training, workshops and masterclasses as well as classical concerts and recitals where students to pariticpate and showcase their performances and compositions. We host presentation events where students are awarded accreditation graded certificates via Trinity College of Music students - this also helps boost their confidence and self-esteem.. Learning how to sing and play a musical instrument is a very useful skill but we also want to ensure that students can have fun and enjoy whilst gaining music education.

Steps to get it done:

  • purchasing a new replacement Grand Piano
  • register the school as Trinity College of Music site
  • help low-wage/un-waged families pay for music lessons
  • help to pay for hire costs at the site + Chats Palace (Hackney Arts Centre)

We have been offered 4 extra spaces to hire at Chats Palace, also the Wally Foster Community Centre may also become available in the autumn (2019)


Location Hackney

About the space

School site: Clapton Community Seventh-day Adventist Church


London Borough of Hackney

How will the money be spent?Total £17,973

Feurich 162 Grand Piano. This is to replace our old Grand Piano which is beyond repair. - £10,000 (56%)
Hire costs for extra teaching spaces. Hire quote for a 12-week duration (1 term) - £3,504 (20%)
Church Building Hire - £3,000 (17%)
Other - £1,469 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Feurich 162 Grand Piano. This is to replace our old Grand Piano which is beyond repair.
Hire costs for extra teaching spaces. Hire quote for a 12-week duration (1 term)
Church Building Hire
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • To purchase extra 4 student violins, 2 cellos, 2 flutes, 2 Alto Sax.
  • To help those struggling financially to pay for exam fees.

Total £17,973

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Help with social media
  • Help buying a specific piano that has. currently been reserved for the school

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