Newham Music is the award-winning Music Education Hub for the London Borough of Newham. We are committed to inspiring lives through music regardless of economic, ethnic, or religious background, unifying and motivating children and young people across the borough, which consistently ranks in the top ten most deprived boroughs in the entire country. Newham Music is a regional leader in music education, providing whole-class tuition, individual lessons, and 70+ special projects and events to over 15,000 children and young people each year.
Newham Music regularly partners with surrounding cultural organisations to create innovative and exciting opportunities for the young people of Newham. In addition to strong relationships in many local schools, other frequent partners include the London Symphony Orchestra, Music and the Deaf, Drake Music, Urban Development, the Guildhall School, Spitalfields Music, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, and the Barbican as well as many others. Our team of highly-qualified teacher musicians include talented performers, well-trained studio professionals, and specialists in areas like music technology, songwriting, early years, SEN/D music, and pedagogy.
Our long-running Studio Sessions programme promotes accessible, life-affirming engagement with music for young people, providing progression routes into the creative industries offering skills development in music digital technologies, music in social media, music production and DJing through to learning to play with others, song composition, in bands and performance, all based in neighbourhood community centres. We currently run the programme in three centres across Newham and run weekly evening sessions that offer young people who may otherwise be disengaged in positive opportunities the chance to create art that represents them and their daily lives.