Strategic Partners 

Barbican Creative Learning

In-school projects – including the Barbican Box Music, performance oportunities, concerts, workshops, collaborations, CPD, GSMD student placements. (Strategic Partner)

Hackney Cultural Services

Working with organisations and people within the local cultural and creative industries producing art, drama, music, dance, film, literature, media, architecture and heritage. (Strategic Partner)




Hackney Empire

Venue/Performance space, vocal courses and performance opportunities, school projects, artist development programme for young people, youth forum, community outreach.


Hackney Schools

All primary, secondary and special schools across the London Borough of Hackney.

London Symphony Orchestra

Large-scale projects, performance opportunities, special events, Key Stage concerts, CPD, EYFS projects, SEND projects, workshops, masterclasses, open rehearsals, family concerts, gamelan, music technology, resources.


Rising Tide

Production, music technology, events management, artist development, arts award.

Sound Connections

CPD, networking, research & development, advocacy.

VOCES8 Foundation

Specialist vocal projects including workshops, concerts, performance opportunities, teacher CPD, young leadership opportunities, holiday courses. Working alongside professional vocal ensembles VOCES8 and Apollo5. Website – VOCES8 Foundation

Further Partnerships 

Abram Wilson Foundation

The Abram Wilson Foundation (AWF) supports young people to become the greatest version of themselves through music.

Armonico Consort

Armonico Consort is a critically acclaimed UK choir and instrumental ensemble renowned for its inspiring concerts and imaginative singing education programme, AC Academy.

A New Direction

London’s leader in cultural education, connecting children, young people and education with the best of arts and culture.

Apollo Music Project

AMP brings live classical music to children, taking them on a journey from a first experience of live performance in the classroom to the thrilling spectacle of a full orchestra in concert.

Carnival Project

Whole Class Samba/Carnival project work, relationship with City of London Festival. (Strategic Partner).

Classical Roadshow

Annual KS2 singing opportunity at Cadogan Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, curriculum-based themes/song choices.

English Touring Opera

English Touring Opera (ETO)  is the leading touring opera company in the UK. They produce touring productions in Spring and Autumn and every tour launches at the Hackney Empire. ETO’s ambitious outreach programme focuses on creative work.  The company has developed a special expertise in collaborating with children with special needs. 

Gateway to Music

Extensive partnership work across East London Boroughs – performances, projects, live streaming, competitions. Hackney, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Walthham Forest, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bexley.

Girls Rock London

Girls Rock London (GRL!) is a music project for girls and women in London. We are part of a movement of rock camps that take place all over the world, united by a desire to achieve gender equality in the music industry and to ensure that all girls and women get the chance to make music. The aims of the project are to empower girls and women – regardless of previous musical experience – to write and perform music, and to build self-confidence.

Grand Union Orchestra

Large-scale world music/improvised workshops and performances, world youth orchestra, holiday courses, concerts.

Hackney Youth Orchestra Trust

Saturday orchestral provision and instrumental tuition. Self-funded.

HMDT Music

HMDT Music offers a varied Saturday Programme and unique bespoke schools projects.

Creating unique, award-winning projects for schools since 1995, HMDT Music commissions new works, supported by arts-embedded cross-curricular resources, bespoke workshops, after-school clubs, and whole school Commemoration Days.

The Saturday Programme serves over 350 students aged 6 months – 25 years on 30 Saturdays during each academic year. The programme is a vibrant and unique Saturday offering, involving guest visits and work with leading artists alongside the continually expanding and musically enriching regular classes and programmes.

London Music Fund

4 year scholarships for G&T KS2 instrumentalists, partnership funding.

Music for Youth

Performance opportunities via Regional Festivals, facilitating wider opportunities.

National Youth Orchestra

NYO believes in inspiring its teenage members with a sense of personal responsibility for giving world-class performances. That starts with giving them fantastic role models. Together we’re building the future of orchestral music.

Progression Sessions

A youth music development programme for Hackney-based 13-19 year olds who love modern music. Produce. Perform. DJ.


Producer of live jazz, international and contemporary music, project partnership work, heavily subsidised tickets for schools.

St Paul’s Cathedral Outreach

Hackney Children’s Choir – KS2/3 aged pupils, with performance opportunities at St Paul’s Cathedral, Kings College Cambridge, Angel Studios. Also an organ outreach project – an organ visiting Hackney primary schools for performance /interactive workshops.


The Premises Studios

Local professional studio, 14-19 vocal projects/Voice Jams.

Urban Development

Urban music focussed holiday courses/out-of-school provision, artist development, vocal collectives, music technology/production, industry takeover days, arts award.


Local Jazz venue, preferential hire rates for schools, performance platforms, projects/short-courses.

Worshipful Company of Musicians

Bringing high quality live music to schools, assembly performances/interactive workshops, composition support.

Young Hackney

Young Hackney website created by young people for young people.

Additional Partnerships

Bombo Productions

Afro-Cuban percussion projects and performances, Rhythm Summer School hosted in Hackney.

Centre for Young Musicians (CYM)

G&T Saturday Centre (progression route), holiday courses, ensembles (LSSO, LYWB).

Docklands Sinfonia

Partnership work with Hackney Borough Youth Orchestra including guest conductors/players and side-by-side performances.

Future Talent

Financial support/bursaries and guidance to outstanding young musicians.

London Youth Choir

London Youth Choir (LYC) seeks to be a truly representative youth arts organisation, enriching the cultural life of London through the pursuit of musical excellence and social change. LYC provides children and young people living or educated across London with high-calibre singing tuition and performance opportunities.

Jack Petchey Foundation

Performance and funding opportunties, parternship with G2M work.

Kuumba Youth Orchestra

Nurturing talent in diverse communities, attracting diverse audiences to classical music, relationship with Royal Academy of Music.

Music Education Solutions

Music Education CPD provision.

Musical Futures

Teacher CPD/training, resource bank, networks, forums.


Early Years strings programme, teacher CPD, resources.

Wigmore Hall

EYFS projects and CPD/training courses, Key Stage concerts, family concerts.

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