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Music Centre Groups

Merton Music Foundation provides a wide range of music-making activities as part of its MERTON YOUTH MUSIC PROGRAMME which is based at Harris Academy Morden, Llanthony Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 6DX. Rehearsals normally take place during term time - See our 'Rehearsal Dates' page.

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SATURDAY at Harris Academy Morden,

Llanthony Road entrance SM4 6DX

Time Age/ Standard

Young Voices

 9.00 - 10.00

Choir for children aged 7 – 11    (KS2)

Junior Percussion Ensemble

 9.00 - 10.00

Grades 1 – 3

Young Music Makers

10.00 -11.00

General Musicianship for children aged 5 - 10 (Reception-Y6)

String Busters

10.00 -11.00

Beginners to Grade 1

Training String Orchestra

10.00 -11.00

Grades 1 – 3

Junior Guitar Ensemble

10.00 -11.00

Beginners to Grade 1

Training Band

10.00 -11.00

Beginners – Grade 2

Intermediate Guitar Ensemble

11.00 -12.00

Grades 1 - 3       

Intermediate Band

11.00 -12.00

Grades 2 - 5

Junior Jazz

11.00 -12.00

Grade 1 +

Intermediate Strings

11.00 -12.00

Grades 4 – 5

Intermediate Percussion Ensemble

12.00 -13.00

Grades 4 – 5




SATURDAY at Crown Lane Studios,

8b Crown Lane, Morden SM4 5BL



The MerTones

11.00 - 12.30

Mixed percussion performing group, for children having percussion lessons - mixed musical styles, approx grade 1.Other instruments welcome subject to availability.

Crown Lane Percussion

10.00 - 14.00

Group Percussion Tuition (max 7 students per group)




MONDAY at Harris Academy Morden,

Llanthony Road entrance SM4 6DX



Junior Marching Band

5.30 – 6.30pm

Grade 1+.  Membership by audition.

Senior Guitar Ensemble

6.00 – 7.00pm

Grade 3 +

Merton Mallets

6.00 - 7.15pm

Tuned percussion ensemble, repertoire including classical, funk & pop

Saxophone Ensemble


Grade 4+

Brass Ensemble 

7.30 – 9.00pm

Fortnightly. Grade 5 +

Senior Marching Band

7.00 - 8.30pm

Grade 5 + Membership by audition.


TUESDAY at Aragon Primary School

3.45 - 4.45pm

Choir for children aged 7-11 (KS2)


WEDNESDAY at Harris Academy Morden,

Llanthony Road entrance SM4 6DX



Merton Youth Jazz Orchestra 2

6.15 – 7.15pm

Fortnightly. Grade 4 +

Merton Messengers

6.15 - 7.15pm

Fortnightly. Membership by invitation

Merton Youth Jazz Orchestra

7.30 – 9.30pm

Fortnightly.  Membership by invitation

Merton Youth Concert Band

7.30 – 9.30pm

Fortnightly.  Grade 5+

Percussion by audition only contact:



Please Note: Music Centre is held in the Harris Academy Morden and at the Crown Lane Studio. MMF does not have exclusive use of the buildings when Music Centre is in session. Whilst every care is taken to look after children and young people who are members of Music Centre or having tuition, MMF staff and tutors can only be responsible for members/pupils whilst they are under their direct supervision, either in a lesson or an ensemble. At all other times MMF does not take responsibility for the supervision of children or young people in the building or surrounding area/car park.

Please phone the MMF Office  020 8640 5446 for further information about entry requirements and place availability for Music Centre Groups and Ensembles



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