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Holiday music courses are run at different times of the year and are either delivered directly by Hackney Music Service or one of our Network partners.

Upcoming Courses Offered by our Network Partners: 

Grand Union Orchestra Summer School: 31st July to 3rd August 2017

Open to young musicians aged 12-21, this is a unique opportunity to learn about world music and improvisation first hand from internationally-renowned musicians born and brought up in all major musical traditions worldwide.

Who can apply?
Applications are welcome from young musicians of secondary school age and up (12 – 21) interested in learning about music from other parts of the world, and/or who play a non-European instrument. Open-mindedness is key at the GUO summer school. We encourage participants to experiment with new instruments they haven’t played before throughout the course.

Goldsmiths College, University of London New Cross, London SE14 6NW

What will it cost?
£180 for the 4 day course include tuition and performance on the last day. There will be an Early Bird price of £150 if booked by 26th of May. Bursaries available.

How to book?
For more information and how to apply please see the Grand Union Orchestra website.


Trinity Laban – Beyond The Dots Summer School: 1st August to 3rd August 2017 

The programme has been created for young musicians aged 11-19 who are multi-instrumentalists, curious musicians, and classical musicians up for a challenge, all led by expert teachers from Trinity Laban and the professional music industry.

Who can apply?
The course is suitable for young musicians with a minimum of 3 years’ study on their main instrument, who are multi-instrumentalists, music technologists, young musicians curious about expanding their skills in new areas of music, and classical musicians up for a challenge.

Music Faculty, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich SE10 9JF

What will it cost? 
£210 (£250 including a one-to-one taster lesson), but please note that there is a deposit scheme also in place for bookings. Bursaries available.

How to book? 
For more information and how to apply please see the Trinity Laban website


Autumn Music Holiday Courses:

Orchestral instruments and Guitar for pupils in years 3-8 having regular tuition on their instrument:

  1. Strings
  2. Brass
  3. Woodwind
  4. Acoustic Guitar

Percussion for pupils in years 3-8 and is open access, therefore no prior experience is necessary:

  1. Samba
  2. Steel Pans

Creative Music Making – 3 Mornings only

  1. This is an open access course involving singing, composing and exploring sound for children in years 1 and 2

All courses end with a performance on the final day to which family and friends are invited.

Further information

Please download the Holiday Course Application Form 2016 and the Autumn Holiday Course Letter 2016 for further information.

Should you have any queries about the Autumn course, please contact musicservice@learningtrust.co.uk.