Merton Music Foundation

We provide high quality music education for children throughout the London Borough of Merton. This is achieved by supporting local schools in the provision of an enriched music programme for all pupils, delivering whole class instrumental and singing tuition, offering instrumental and vocal tuition to individuals and small groups, and through running a wide range of bands, choirs, and ensembles.

We believe that music is for life and for everyone. Every single child deserves the chance to experience a rich musical education, both in and outside the school environment. At Merton Music Foundation we celebrate excellence and nurture the beginner. We are striving to ensure that barriers such as disability, ethnicity and household income do not prevent any Merton child from making music with us.


Our committed team of friendly and professional tutors offer lessons across a wide range of instruments, including brass (trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba), strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass), woodwind (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone), percussion (drum kit, world, tuned and orchestral percussion), piano, electric keyboard, recorder, guitar and voice. Lessons can be taught individually or in small groups for beginners, in schools, at our Music Centre (Harris Academy, Morden) or at Crown Lane Studio (for percussion).

Music Centre

Our term-time Music Centre offers a range of musical groups, bands and ensembles providing opportunities to play with other musicians and to perform in concerts.

Supporting Schools

We work with Merton schools to deliver whole class instrumental, singing programmes and resources as well as support and training for music coordinators.

Celebrating Excellence

We support and nurture young people who want to take their music to the next level. This could be finding performance opportunities or helping start a career in the music industry.

Athina-Myrto C

‘Thank you for a beautiful evening (the Royal Albert Hall concert)! Everyone worked very hard for such an amazing experience! Well done and please keep up the good work.’

Athina-Myrto C

Crown Lane Studio

“We highly recommend the work of MMF in educating, encouraging & enthusing children & young people in music…and we love working with them.”

Crown Lane Studio

Nichola C

‘It (the Royal Albert Hall concert) was incredible well done to all involved be it out front or behind the stage.’

Nichola T

Ray Kinsella

“Blown away! Music is for life. Be proud Merton, be very proud!”

Ray Kinsella

Maud T

‘Thanks for the amazing work, performances and great organisation.’

Maud T

David Rudolph

“MMF has friendly and excellent tutors and a wide range of opportunities available.”

David Rudolph

Stephanie Q

‘We LOVED it! Thank you for all of your hard work – it (the Royal Albert Hall concert) was fabulous. What an opportunity for the children, they are very lucky.’


“I think what the teachers are doing is amazing. And I think in these times it is brilliant that my child can still do guitar which he loves. Thank you.” MMF Parent Survey, May 2020

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