The Music House for Children started in a café! Whilst spending a fortune on cappuccinos interviewing brilliant teachers in all instruments, Emma dreamt about a house where music could flourish, children sang from the rooftops and families could reside with a nice cup of tea.
Almost twenty years on, we have a studio, teaching rooms and a performance hall for families near and far, to enjoy the whole experience of musical learning, and performance. Our not-for-profit status means that we can support and subsidise families, children and young people who would love to experience music lessons, but might struggle for consistent affordability. Funding groups and benefactors are continuously reminded of the need to pursue their own love of music and music’s overall benefits to communities by digging deep, thus enabling our work to continue.
Respected organisations such as The Royal College of Music, BBC, Sound Connections, Earlyarts, Youth Music, Tri-Borough Music Services, help us to build on quality provision, and to share music networks across the capital.
We are fully funded by no-one. Our sustainability is endured by sound business management, with a commitment to reaching those unable to access music via paying clients, funded projects and benefactors specifying the musical target or beneficiary. Funders have included Youth Music, LEYMN (London Early Years Music Network) Children in Need, John Lyon’s Charity, The Big Lottery amongst others.
Over 80 fabulous and diverse instrumentalists and singers teach, and are active performers in different music styles. Nursery groups, primary schools and individuals enjoy a range of music experiences, many taking place in our performance hall, Bush Hall.
Our tutors are chosen because they care about music and children. All are personally interviewed. All CRB’d and many stay with us, we hope, forever.
Winter 2013: First day – 09.09.13 / Half Term: 28.10.13 – 02.11.13 / Last Day: 21.12.13
Summer 2014: First day – 13.01.14 / Half term – 17.02.14- 21.02.14 / Last day – 11.04.14
Summer 2014: First day – 28.04.14 / Half term – 26.05.14- 30.05.14 / Last day – 19.07.14
The Music House for Children is a not for profit organisation established in 1994. Company Number: 8294280