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Our schools education projects aim to deliver:

  • A holistic approach to music education that is cross-curricular, and identifies wider learning and development benefits to children.
  • Relevance and specificity to each school’s needs, resources and curriculum.
  • A sustainable benefit not only to the children involved but also their teachers, fellow students and wider school community.

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  • A core repertoire of great classical music made accessible to all.
  • A highly professional and passionate approach to music making.
  • A firm belief in the equality of music making – everybody is a musician and it has genuine worth not only for the young people making music but their families too.
  • A commitment to the discovery, nurture and promotion of young talent.

Each year we undertake a huge variety of schools projects, working closely with students and staff at both primary and secondary levels to inspire and excite through music. Recent examples include our In Nature project with local primary schools and an annual partnership with Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School.

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In 2013 we worked closely with local primary schools including Archbishop Sumner, St John the Divine, St Peter’s, Friar’s and St Mary Magdalene in an original exploration of Beethoven’s Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’. Involving approximately 110 children aged 7 – 12 years, the project consisted of three creative workshops led by our players and culminated in a communal performance at St John’s Waterloo as a key event in the Waterloo Festival.

Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

An annual partnership with this central London state secondary school enables our players to coach, rehearse, inspire and perform side-by-side with teenage counterparts in ambitious orchestral  and chamber music programmes. In turn, the students’ sense of what they can accomplish musically is raised dramatically by working so closely with young and upbeat role-models.

If you would like to know more about our school projects or are interested in your own school getting involved, please contact Jennie House (Creative Leadership Manager) on 020 7921 0370 or jennifer@southbanksinfonia.co.uk