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.

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

  • Three creative projects (one per term), including visits from course leader Rachel Leach and professional musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • A series of project training and support sessions for teachers throughout the year
  • Free places to creative music-making CPD workshops for staff and teachers from your school
  • Tickets for your class to attend an LSO Discovery Key Stage 2 Schools Concert at the Barbican Centre, featuring the full London Symphony Orchestra

“Before you [the LSO] came to our school I was not interested in music. Now after working with you I am learning to play the flute.” Redbridge Primary School student

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.


Cost to school: £900 for year-long programme
This cost is subsidised by over £1000 per teacher by LSO Discovery

Further Information and How to Apply

Information on how to apply for Music in the Classroom 2017-18 will appear here soon.

If you're interested in applying for a place, or would like more information, please contact: David Nunn, LSO On Track Projects Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7382 2538. 


Music in the Classroom