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Wandsworth Music aim to inspire enjoyment and excellence in music, in all its forms, and are committed, through our partnerships with schools and arts organisations to bring a rich diversity of high quality music experiences to our young people, both in and out of the classroom.

We teach more than 7,000 young people each year, providing young musicians with the opportunity to learn instruments and sing, participate in bands, choirs and orchestras and progress to the next level of musical excellence.

Our young musicians are able to perform in an exciting and varied schedule of concerts and events throughout the year, including opportunities to work alongside some of the best musicians in the world.

Recently our young musicians have worked alongside world renowned members of the Philharmonia Orchestra and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Jazz saxophonist and composer, Josephine Davies, Winner of the Jazz instrumentalist of the year at the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

We regularly perform at world renowned venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Hideaway Jazz Club, Fairfield Halls, and on overseas concert tours.

Put simply, we are passionate about getting outstanding music education to kids!

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Wandsworth Music is committed to ensuring that all children and young people have the opportunity to learn music and progress to the next level of excellence. 

We work with a variety of partners to ensure that scholarships and bursaries are available to support young musicians who face financial barriers to their ongoing participation in music. 

As a charity we also rely upon charitable donations from individuals, companies and other trusts and charities to support our work.

If you are interested in donating or supporting our work please contact us


The Hub

Conducting the Hub

Wandsworth Music is the lead partner of The Wandsworth Music Education Hub. The Hub is one of 120 national bodies, formed to deliver the National Plan for Music Education to all school age (5-18 years old) children and young people in state funded education.

Wandsworth Music, works with a variety of partners to ensure the opportunity exists for all Wandsworth children to learn a musical instrument; sing; perform in ensembles and choirs; and progress to the next level of musical excellence. Some of our partners include;

The hub receives funding from the Department for Education and reports to the fund holder, Arts Council England.

More information on Music Education Hubs can be found here.

The Role of Music Education hubs

The Wandsworth Music Education Hub is committed to delivering the aims of the National Plan for Music Education for the children and young people of Wandsworth. As lead partner of the Hub, Wandsworth Music works with various partners to deliver the core and extension roles of the National Plan for Music Education:

Core roles:

  • First Access: Ensure that every child aged 5 – 18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes of weekly tuition on the same instrument.
  • Progression: Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.
  • Ensembles: Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.
  • Singing: Ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in their area.

Extension roles:

  • Continuous Professional Development for staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.
  • Instrument Hire: Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts for those on low incomes.
  • High Quality Music Experiences: Provide access to large scale and high quality music experiences.

Meet the Team

Wandsworth Music is led by the Head of Music and the senior leadership team, who are supported by the administrative staff:

Dan White CEO & Head of Music

Debbie Huie-Rummell Assistant Head of Music Service (Singing & curriculum)

Lydia Shilling Instrumental Music Service Manager

Chris Spreadbury Head of Wednesday Academy

Yasmin Ogilvie Senior Instrumental Leader

Sabrina Pullen Senior Instrumental Leader

Natalie Simmonds Senior Vocal Leader

Jenny Long Administration Manger & Community Engagement Officer

Charmain Callender Senior Administrator

John Kilshaw Orchestra & Events Administrator

Music Tutors

We have an outstanding team of vocal and instrumental tutors, who are either qualified music teachers or highly skilled professional musicians. All tutors have been auditioned and interviewed by Wandsworth Music and been subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Our committed team of tutors teach over 7000 children a year, offering lessons across a wide range of instruments and genres, including brass, strings, woodwind, percussion, piano, guitar and voice.

In addition to school based teaching many staff teach or lead ensembles at our centre for musical excellence, The Wandsworth Music Academy  


Policy Documents

Important documents and further information:

Safeguarding Policy
National Plan for Music
National Plan for Music

Wandsworth Music Academy Important Updates

We are delighted to confirm the face to face return ensembles at WMA on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

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