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Wandsworth Music – The Charity

Wandsworth Music is a registered charity, founded in 2020. 

Wandsworth Music aims to inspire enjoyment & excellence in music, in all its forms. Our vision is a borough where everyone has access to high quality music making, enhancing and enriching the cultural life of the community, and in particular, the aspirations of children and young people, especially those in financial need and challenging circumstances.

The objects of the charity are for the public benefit:

1. To advance education particularly (but not exclusively) in relation to music;

2. To advance the arts and culture, particularly (but not exclusively), by promoting and facilitating access to, performances of, and participation in performances of, music;

3. To provide for the recreation of members of the public by providing equipment, facilities and services to them in the interests of social welfare with the object of improving their conditions of life.


Access for all 

All children and young people should experience the transformative power of music! 

Wandsworth Music actively look to identify and remove barriers to participation and strive to ensure that young people of all backgrounds and abilities have the opportunity to reach their full musical potential.

Wandsworth Music offer scholarships, bursaries, fee remissions, and access to free instruments, ensuring that opportunities are available for all.

Our Impact in numbers 

Wandsworth Music directly teaches more than 8,500 pupils every week!

Our music tutors deliver more than 1,000 hours of music lessons every week, and in excess of 35,000 hours each year.

We loan over 2,500 high-quality musical instruments to children and young people every year.

We embrace all genres of music and offering ensembles for young musicians of all ages and abilities.

The amount of financial support provided for young musicians to attend the Music Academy in 2023.

We engage positively with all Wandsworth Schools, providing CPD, teaching programmes, performance opportunities and more!

Our Impact in words 

Special School Music Teacher
David Sulkin OBE – Director of Artistic Development, National Opera Studio
James Williams – Managing Director, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra