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Barbican Box Music 2019












Barbican Box Music – Jan – April 2019

Barbican Box Music is the perfect tool to inspire musical collaboration in class and this year we will work with Native Instruments a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer based music making and DJing. With CPD training and in-school workshops, Barbican Box Music facilitates secondary school students and their teachers to create their own music, culminating with students arriving at the Barbican to present their original work in our Concert Hall. 

Artists now use a variety of everyday objects and technology, plus traditional instruments, to create their music and this year the box will act to inspire teachers and students to push the boundaries of what is possible in the music classroom. 

The programme runs from Jan – April 2019 and is designed for music teachers in secondary schools who wish to develop their own skills in composition, music production and that of their students.  The programme will provide:

  • The Barbican Box itself and all the contents in it (note some objects may be on loan)
  • An accompanying teacher pack, plus support throughout the project to deal with queries quickly
  • Four teacher training sessions led by Native Instruments
  • Three artist mentor visits to the school to support the creative process, the teacher and students
  • Tickets to a Barbican show for participating students and chaperones, plus a Q&A with the artists
  •  A showcase for the participating students in the Barbican Concert Hall, open to the public

For more information and to complete to an application form, click here

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Let’s Make Music Summer School

Are you a young musician wanting to jam and create music with others? Join us for our 3 day music project!

Together we will cover: song writing, instrumental skills, vocal and pop band technique. You will get the chance to work with professional musicians, take away a recording of performances and put on a rocking final concert.

Who: drums, guitars, keys, bass and vocals

Where: OLSJ school, Buckingham Rd, N1 4JB

When: August 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Ages: 8–16, Time: 9-3pm

Cost: £100 for 3days *sibling discount available


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Grand Union Orchestra – Summer School, August 2018







Monday 30th July – Thursday 2nd August 2018

The fifth Grand Union annual residential Summer School will take place in the wonderfully spacious Writtle University College and its idyllic surroundings, near Chelmsford in Essex. It will run for four days, beginning lunchtime Monday, July 30th, and concluding on Thursday afternoon August 2nd with a concert of the work created during the course.

The course will be led by musicians from the Grand Union Orchestra, many of them also featured in that article. They represent all the world’s major musical traditions, into which they were born and bred; internationally-fêted performers in their own right, they are also great communicators and charismatic workshop leaders.

The course is open to young musicians aged 12 to 21 who wish to learn more about world music techniques first-hand from experts and develop their creative and improvisational skills. Players of non-European instruments are especially welcome, and we also encourage multi-instrumentalists.

For full details about the course, and how to book your place visit the Grand Union Orchestra website here

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Hackney Choral Courses – July, 2018

Hackney Choral Courses – Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th July 2018

St Paul’s West Hackney, 182 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 7UY

Make new friends from different schools, have fun, and gain new skills. The Hackney Choral Courses are for children aged 8-15 and are led by professional musicians and teachers who have worked with choirs all over the world. Learn amazing music to sing in a concert at the end of the course. No prior experience needed. Places cost £3 per day per child/£5 per family. Full bursaries available. Food included, and music copies can be taken home.

Breakfast club from 8.30am

Rehearsals begin at 9.30am

To book and for more information, email or visit the Hackney Choral Courses website here

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Hackney Youth Orchestras Trust – Summer School

Hackney Youth Orchestras Trust – Music Summer School, Monday 23rd – Friday 27th July 2017

Hackney Youth Orchestras Trust (HYOT) has been providing music tuition for 6-21 year olds at our Saturday Music School in Hackney since 1990.

For the 4 th year, we will be holding a Music Summer School at Berger Primary School (Anderson Road, LondonE9 6HB) from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July 2018. The Summer School has 50 places for students from Hackney and nearby schools. Students need to be a minimum of 8 years old.

There will be a range of group music activities, allowing students to learn new music skill and develop their existing ones as well as have lots of fun. These activities will include orchestra, group sessions, choir, music appreciation classes as well as playground activities with our youth worker. Each day there will be a supervised lunch break for students. Students will need to bring a packed lunch.

For more information and to register for the course, visit the HYOT website here

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Girls Rock London – Music Camp, August 2018












Girls Rock London: Monday, July 3oth – Saturday, August 4th, BSix College, Clapton

Girls Rock London is a six day music project where girls aged 11-16 will develop the tools to write their own song and perform it in a concert to family and friends.

It runs from 10am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, with a showcase concert on the Saturday. All participants will have the chance to work on and perform vocals, as well as learning the basics in guitar, bass, drums, electronics or keyboard. Everyone will then be allocated an instrument to focus on for the week, and form a band with other girls in the camp. The camp will also include a range of workshops on topics aimed at raising girls’ confidence and self-esteem.

There are 25 places on the camp. All tutors on the camp are music industry professionals with extensive experience of working with children in diverse settings. We take safeguarding and child protection seriously and work hard to ensure that young people at our camps have a safe, supportive and fun week

For more information about the course, visit the Girls Rock London website here

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