Merton Music Foundation

Schools

THE INFORMATION ON THESE PAGES IS FOR LONDON BOROUGH OF MERTON SCHOOL STAFF, MUSIC CO-ORDINATORS, HEAD TEACHERS AND GOVERNORS.

Music lessons at your school

Our friendly, professional tutors offer lessons in a wide-range of instruments, including brass (trumpet, cornet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba), strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass), woodwind (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone), percussion (drum kit, world percussion, orchestral percussion), piano, electric keyboard, recorder, guitar and voice.

Lessons can be taught individually or in small groups for beginners, and take place either in your school or outside school hours at our Music Centre bases (Harris Academy, Morden and Crown Lane Studio, Morden).

In2Music

We offer opportunities for whole classes to learn a musical instrument together. We supply the tutor and the instruments. We follow up with subsidised lessons for pupils who want to continue learning. This scheme is also known as “Wider Opportunities”, “Whole Class Ensemble Tuition”. Read more and see our FAQs

Music Resources for Schools

All Merton Schools are offered a free Charanga licence, subsidised Sing Up membership, free music coordinator meetings and a half day bespoke support package. We have assembled some useful sites to support school music teaching. Visit our Resources page for more information.

Special Projects

Every other year we take around 1,500 young singers and instrumentalists from Merton to perform at our Music is for Life concert at the Royal Albert Hall and in March 2019 we welcomed choirs from 19 Merton schools to perform in the Liquid History concert as part of a massed choir. Click here to see photos. Schools also signed-up for our Snap! photography project and Location Intonation, which will provide opportunities for choirs to perform around street pianos.

Participating schools can download resources here.

“What a percussive spectacular at Music Is For Life with Merton Music Foundation. Proud to have three Hollymount pupils in this group!”

Philippa Jackson

“All the children were great and it means so much for them to have an audience after all their rehearsing. It’s lovely to see all the children supporting each other.”

Cllr Judy Saunders

“We are proud of the excellent performance of Perseid Pupils at Royal Albert Hall last night!”

Perseid School

“Thank you to all the teachers at Poplar Primary and at MMF. Amazing concert and such a wonderful experience for our children.”

Melissa Russell

“Rehearsals are underway for Year 5’s Sing up Speak Out. Poplar Primary have come along to rehearse with us today, thanks to MMF.”

Hillcross Primary School