Music in the Classroom Programme

Music in the Classroom is a year-long practical training programme for primary school teachers and pupils in East London.

Places for the Music in the Classroom 2019-20 programme are now no longer available. Please contact us if you are interested in discussing a place for 2020-21.

Music in the Classroom enables schools to develop music teachers and leaders on the job, supporting them in line with the new OFSTED Inspection Framework. Schools, teachers and pupils build a relationship with the LSO over an extended period, with access to professional musicians, LSO resources, and project support throughout.

What's involved?

As part of Music in the Classroom, teachers and schools receive:

  • Three creative projects, including visits from course leader Rachel Leach and LSO musicians
  • Six project training sessions each term, packed full of activity ideas and resources to use the next day
  • Free places for Creative Day CPD workshops for staff from your school
  • Tickets for one class to attend an LSO Discovery KS2 Schools Concert at the Barbican, featuring the full London Symphony Orchestra

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Download more information and a schedule for 2019-20 (PDF)

Who is it for?

Those new to leading music activity and experienced practitioners, regardless of musical or teaching experience. The course is designed for Key Stage 2 teachers and pupils.

Music in the Classroom is open to Primary schools in East London, in the LSO On Track partner boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest. 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 closed. If you would like more information please contact Pia Luck, LSO On Track Associate Projects Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7382 2505. 


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