Harrow Music Education Hub (HMEH) was formed in September 2012 with Harrow Music Service as the lead organisation. It works to review music education for young people in Harrow, offer more opportunities and support others who do the same. It includes a lot of different organisations involved in contributing to music education in Harrow and you can see details on who they are and what they offer below!

We have regular open meetings which you are very welcome to come and attend – see our WHAT’S ON section for dates. Some of our best collaborations have happened through conversations at these meetings!

Harrow Music Education Hub is supported by the strengths and talents of our Hub members alongside the talented pool of HMS instrumental teachers already working in Harrow Schools. They provide projects, links and pathways for young people which extends and enriches our musical education.

Our vision is to ensure that young people are enabled to pursue their musical ambitions and interests whether for the sake of a lifelong interest, academic achievement, personal fulfillment or a professional career. We would like to see all young people supported to progress to the level of excellence they are capable of in instrumental playing and singing!

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Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

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Four funky drummers and six hot horns play massive hits from Indian films, all driven by the huge beat of the dhol drum. Bollywood Brass Band recently led on a fantastic programme of brass learning at Rooks Heath College.

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The BBC Singers, the BBC’s in-house professional chamber choir, have worked with hundreds of Harrow children in Harrow school’s choirs as part of the three year Go Sing programme with highlights that included a performance at Prom 40 in the 2012 Proms Season and two performances at the Roundhouse, Camden as part of the Voices Now Festival.

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Black Voices was founded and is led by its musical director Carol Pemberton. Since 1987, she has steered Black Voices in becoming a truly unique performance ensemble, focused on promoting singing the black oral tradition. The group, inspired by Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Take Six, has forged its own dynamic way of distilling and re-presenting black music from an African, Caribbean, black British perspective.

Charanga provide modern music teaching resources to help our teachers and schools engage children in a truly contemporary and exciting way.

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City of London Sinfonia create dynamic and engaging musical experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds, performing throughout London and the UK in concert halls, schools and hospitals, alternative venue spaces and diverse community settings.

EFDSS is the national folk arts development organisation for England. We are here to champion the English traditional arts – music, song, dance, storytelling, customs and traditions – as part of the rich and diverse cultural landscape of the UK.

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Throughout the year Harrow Arts Centre hosts fantastic events encompassing music, theatre, comedy, dance, film and much more. We work in close partnership with many organisations and community groups to deliver an inclusive, educational and accessible programme of events and activities.

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Harrow Music Service provides music development opportunities through schools, after school clubs, events and festivals. We are passionate about ensuring that every child in Harrow has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, with performance opportunities and a clear route of progression available for all.

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The Harrow School Improvement Partnership is a dynamic initiative to ensure that schools in Harrow have access to high quality, locally available school improvement provision. The Partnership is led by schools for schools. It is a collaboration between educational professionals committed to excellence.

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Harrow Tamil School (HTSA) is one of the most sought-after Tamil Schools in London with well over 350 students. Experienced and high calibre teachers provide classes in Tamil language, Bharata Natyam, Flute, Keyboard, Miruthangam, Veena, Violin and Vocal.

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Harrow Young Musicians organises musical activities for young people who live in and around Harrow. It has gained an enviable reputation for music making to a high level in a lively and friendly atmosphere.

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Inspire-Works deliver world-music workshops to over 65,000 children and young adults in over 650 schools throughout the UK each academic year.

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JMI is the home of Jewish music in the UK. We are dedicated to the celebration, preservation and development of the living heritage of Jewish music for the benefit of people of all ages and backgrounds.

London-based Romanian singer-songwriter and puppeteer Monooka (also known as Monica Lucia Madas). With amazing vocals, clean chords, rhymes full of feeling, Monooka is currently teaching in Harrow on the East European Folk Programme.

Musical Cocktails are specialists in woodwind and brass instruments; they repair and hire instruments and also buy and sell new and second hand instruments.

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The Pavilion Opera Educational Trust takes complete Pavilion Opera into schools to give children the opportunity to experience a live performance which they might otherwise never encounter.

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Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya (PRSSV) was started in the UK by Pandit Sharda Sahai and Dr Frances Shepherd in 1987. Along with its subsidiary trust Pandit Ram Sahai Foundation, its work is designed to meet the current needs for generating and understanding Indian Music.

We believe every child and young person in London should have the opportunity to experience music-making. Over the last ten years, Sound Connections has worked in partnership to strengthen the music sector, bridge gaps in provision and deliver landmark music programmes..

At Summit Music they encourage music as a form of expression, making it a part of your lifestyle. They offer
free 30 minute trial class for all children; one to one lessons Instrumental lessons for piano, violin, guitar, voice, flute, cello and viola; as well as group lessons in piano and violin.

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Tomorrow’s Warriors champion and develop the most diverse collection of gifted and talented jazz musicians in the UK. Their programmes are open to all although they have a special focus on young people from the African diaspora and girls.

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União da Mocidade (Union of the Youth) is a Brazilian music and dance project for 12-19 year olds, which brings together students from all over London to rehearse and perform. Their focus is on Samba, the traditional carnival music and dance of Rio de Janeiro.

The exceptional talent of Vijay Jagtap has earned him several accolades, making him one of the highly acclaimed UK-based sitar artists. Bookings and tuition services are available.