Photo by Teddy from Pexels
Each month we will be featuring a different region, with the aim of bringing these services into contact with each other.
For May and June 2019, Take it away are featuring activities and shops in the Greater London area.
Music shops who offer Take it away
These music shops in the Greater London area all offer Take it away interest-free loans in their stores.
Music Hubs are a Government-led initiative, previously referred to as schools or music services. They are partnerships between state schools, companies, charities and practitioners. Hubs receive funding from the Department of Education via Arts Council England. It is the responsibility of every Hub to distribute funding amongst organisations to ensure that these targets are met:
- Ensure that every child aged 5 to 18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programs or weekly tuition on the same instrument
- Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people
- Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly, and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area
Below you’ll find a list of the music hubs in Greater London. Each hub provides different services and receives different levels of funding, dependent on needs and services. For example, some services provide one to one tuition, some offer classroom sessions or some offer Orchestra or performance opportunities.
Central London Music Hubs
Outer London Music Hubs
If you are interested in joining an amateur orchestra, here is a list of active orchestras, bands and ensembles across London. Many of them welcome new members of any standard with no audition needed.
Find out more about orchestras, wind and brass bands