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Hackney Youth Orchestras' Trust

Stoke Newington School,
Clissold Road,
N16 9EX


Saturday morning music school: 2 orchestras, theory class, starter groups, tuition in cello, clarinet, double bass, flute, French horn, oboe, percussion, trumpet, viola, violin.

Theory of music class where students work from graded workbooks with assistance and supervision provided by the Music Director.

There are also two introduction to music classes for students aged 6 to 8 years, where they learn to play the recorder and to start to read music.

Each year they present three public concert performances featuring the 2 orchestras, introduction to music groups and soloists.

There is a waiting list for instrumental tuition and introduction to music classes, no previous experience of playing an instrument is required.

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Every Saturday 30 weeks a year
Junior Orchestra 10am - 10.45am
Chamber Orchestra 11.30am - 12.20am
Theory of music class 9.25am - 10am

Other Details


Fees are subsidised
£138 per term for instrumental tuition which also includes any orchestra and theory groups that the student attends, £80 per term for students who attend groups only
Concessionary rates are available for families who are on a low income, £65 per term tuition and groups, £40 groups only
Some instruments are for hire to students at a rate of £40 per term, concessions £20 per term.

Who is eligible?

Orchestral and classical instrument tuition for 6 to 21 year olds in the London Borough of Hackney.

Usually possible to start at one of their orchestras at the beginning of term without waiting. Students need to be around grade 1 standard for Junior Orchestra and around grade 3 standard for Chamber Orchestra.

Referral required?


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