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, 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.
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.