Merton Music Foundation



Music lessons at your school

Our friendly, professional tutors offer lessons in 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 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).


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

We are running the Royal Albert HallLiquid History‘  project. It includes Thames Tales, for massed Primary and community choirs,  Location Intonation, which will provide opportunities for choirs to perform around street pianos and an exciting photography project SNAP! that will link schools from the east to the west of the borough. Click here to learn more


Participating schools can download resources here.

Meanwhile, have a look behind the scenes at our last Royal Albert Hall concert.

“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

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