Music in the Classroom Programme

Music in the Classroom is a year-long hands-on programme for Primary teachers and pupils in East London, regardless of musical or teaching experience.

Music in the Classroom has been running since 2005, led by the London Symphony Orchestra’s music education programme, LSO Discovery. Primary school teachers and their pupils will have the opportunity to explore classical music in engaging new ways, develop musical skills, learn hands-on games and warm-ups, work collaboratively, and create and perform group compositions.

What's involved?

As part of Music in the Classroom, teachers will receive:

  • Training and resources to deliver a music project with pupils each term, including a visit to a class from London Symphony Orchestra musicians
  • A series of after school training sessions in creative music leadership for one staff member throughout the year
  • Tickets for a class to attend an LSO Discovery Schools Concert at the Barbican, featuring the full London Symphony Orchestra
  • Places for school staff to attend our Creative Days for teachers at LSO St Luke’s at no extra cost (usual cost £75 per place)

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Who is it for?

Music in the Classroom is open to Primary schools in East London (in the boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest) and is targeted at Key Stage 2 teachers and students. We are unable to offer places to independent schools.

"The course has had a massive impact across the school. The children’s learning has been phenomenally improved. All classes are now composing, analysing music, playing instruments, collaborating and singing." Waltham Forest Primary School Teacher

What does it cost?

£600+VAT for the year-long programme

The LSO is open to discussing adapting the programme to the needs of individual schools, including flexibility about the payment schedule of programme fees, and discussion with schools who would experience financial barriers to participation. 

Further Information

Applications for the 2019/20 programme are now open.

If you would like more information or a registration form, please contact Pia Luck, LSO On Track Projects Co-ordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7382 2505. 


Music in the Classroom