Favourite After-School Music Programmes in London
At Youractivekid.com, we very much support the idea that all kids are musical! Whether your tiny-Mozarts dream of being the next rock superstar or learn more dulcet piano skills, these music classes for kids cover everything from piano lessons for beginners and to bringing their fierce talents to the stage.
For parents looking for ways to help their kids make more music, the choices for classes and instruction appear endless. While we could never cover every one of these programs in one post, we have rounded up some of our favorites. Check these out!
Academy Juniors offers free instrument and vocal tuition for beginners aged 8-12 yrs old, who live or study in Tower Hamlets in a fun and inspiring way where you will have the opportunity with high qualify professionals to learn Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and many others. This is an opportunities for creative music making to people of all backgrounds.
Active in Music is a music school providing fun in learning together with the highest standards of musical tuition. The School combines individual and group learning elements along with termly performances to give your child a real sense of achievement and belonging. The classes take place in a safe and secure school music block, which offers excellent facilities with lessons being taught by professional, qualified and friendly tutors.
Using live music instead of recorded backing tracks, Bea and her professional musician accompanists aim to awaken and develop elementary musical abilities in young children from six months to six years old. As well as giving children the opportunity to become familiar with real instruments, the flexibility of live performance makes each class a unique experience. Colourful puppets and props play their part in developing a friendly, lively atmosphere.1 Chelsea Manor Street, South Kensington, London SW3 5RP
Boogie Babies is committed to encourage children to learn whilst taking them on a musical journey each week. With many exciting props and a variety of both popular songs and unique compositions. Music is introduced to children at a very young age, as Boogie Babies believe it boosts their learning abilities in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The structure of the classes allows mother and baby to enjoy the sessions whilst also gaining the benefits of social skills and awareness, language development, confidence building and musical appreciation.3 Salusbury Road, Queens Park, Queens Park, London NW6 6NJ
At Boppin’ Bunnies their music making is a hands-on, interactive and family experience and they have won a prestigious national award as the Best Local Activity for Under 5’s. Their classes are designed using the key aspects from the Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum, helping reinforce the child’s communication, language and literacy skills alongside their personal, social, emotional, mathematical, physical and creative development.Locations Available In Forest Hill/Honor Oak, Borough, Blackheath, Bramshot, Kent, Greenwich &Sidcup
West London’s most interactive and brightest music lessons where children learn singing and clapping in time and other musical skills, with the help of lovable puppets! The classes combine much-loved favourites such as ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ and ‘Old MacDonald’.Holy Innocents Church, Paddenswick Rd, Ravenscourt Park, London W6 0UB
The Capital Arts Children’s Choir is a world-class children’s choir with an international reputation. Its extended biography of recitals, concerts, operas, musicals, radio and TV performances, films and international concert tours, makes the Capital Arts Children’s Choir one of the busiest and most successful children’s choirs in the UK.Wyllyotts Theatre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, London EN6 2HN
Cherry pie music provides group classes or one-to-one lessons. Brand new courses include Rockschool Electric Guitar, Teenage Pop Vocals, Kick Start Singing, Music Theory, Rockschool Keyboard and many more.Locations Available In Abbey & Hammersmith
The Colourstrings Music School (CMS) offers music education from the age of eighteen months to eighteen years. The school’s special strengths are in building up music literacy from the very beginning through kindergarten musicianship, nurturing the innate musicality of each child at every stage, turning concerts into a normal activity and building up children’s’ confidence as performers. All this is achieved through a highly integrated programme in a relaxed and child-sensitive environment.Locations Available In Kingston upon Thames & Roehampton
Children are guided to explore the many aspects of music through well known songs, finger play, chants, rhythmic exercises, lullabies and a number of different playful coordinated movements: musical toys, scarves, and stuffed animals are involved to form part of the curriculum. The classes will provide a unique musical start in an exceptionally professional setting, and encourage exploration, interaction and discovery.Locations Available in Kensington &Notting Hill
Based on the use of simple and common music instruments like acoustic guitar, piano, toy percussion, voice and the most popular songs and nursery rhymes for children, Frogprince Baby Music Class is a multi-instrumental path toward the joy of socialising through music.Stepney City Farm Stepney Way, London E1 3DG
A great opportunity for 9 – 18 year olds to join the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s (EFDSS) folk music programme! Instrumentalists of all levels are welcome to come and enjoy playing, singing, dancing and creating fantastic folk music. No previous experience of folk music needed. Get Your Folk On! Juniors are led by a team of professional musicians, dancers and tutors.2 Regent’s Park Road, Camden Town With Primrose Hill, London NW1 7AY
Gymboree music classes are high energy and full of life, allowing children to express themselves freely and to move about when the mood strikes. The Music class will enhance your child’s development and love for music through song, dance, movement games and instruments.Centre Court Shopping Centre, 1st Floor, Queens Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 8YA
Harrow Music Education Hub will provide projects, links and pathways for young people, which extends and enriches the musical education and to ensure that young people are enabled to pursue their musical ambitions and interests whether for the sake of a lifelong interest, academic achievement, personal fulfillment or a professional career.Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Rd, Harrow, London HA5 4EA
Educational, Creative & FUN! Music, Singing and Movement classes for babies and pre-school age children from 3 months to 5 years of age. Fun early learning in a relaxed and caring environment. Party Provider, design the party for your child including favourite songs, musical instruments or for a particular theme.Petts Wood and Knoll,Memorial Hall,Petts Wood, London BR5 1LA
The top developmental music and movement program for children aged 0 – 7 years. Kindermusik is passionately committed to bringing music to children’s lives through developmentally appropriate curricula with music, books, instruments, and activities. Their weekly group classes are focused on developing your child’s mind and body through fun musical activities, and teaching them about music from an early age. They make it easy to involve parents in their child’s education and development at every age and every stage.Locations Available In Rotherhithe, Surrey Docks, Primrose Hill &Ealing Common
Little 2Stepperz provides dance, music classes to children aged 4 – 8 years and babies in a wide variety of areas. All classes are designed to entertain, motivate, move, inspire, and educate both children and adults.Hillingdon Sports And Leisure Complex, Gatting Way, Uxbridge, London UB8 1ES
Introduce kids aged 6 months – 3 years to the joys of making music with a regular fun-packed half-hour of action songs, dancing, dressing up and instrument playing with live music led by experienced singer/guitarist David Fisher. All the tunes are traditional, so parents and child-minders can join in with such classics as “The Wheels On The Bus”, “Old MacDonald Had A Farm”, etc. Now in its 10th successful year, to date, Little Acorns has welcomed more than1500 local families.St Mary’s Church, Putney Bridge, Putney, London SW15 1SN
‘Little Beep Beeps’ music classes are aimed at 0-5 year olds and their carers, and are high-quality music and movement sessions, using familiar songs, bubble-play, parachute play and musical instruments. Children are enthused by these sessions, which help them with their confidence, sociability, motor skills, language and numeracy.Gracelands Yard, 102 Liddell Gardens, London, London NW10 3QE
Let the Little Magic Train take your child on a magical journey “under the sea” or as far away as a ‘picnic on the moon’. Every class is a wonderful adventure with lots of fun, music and sounds. Children from 2 to 3 years of age will discover the magic of dance, music and drama.Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, Colville, London W11 2EU
The aim of Monkey Music is to introduce music to very young children in a way they can understand and enjoy. Award winning music classes for babies and young children. The innovative and original classes are age specific and guarantee lots of fun and giggles as the children (and adults!) are mesmerized by a mixture of wonderful songs, amazing puppets and toys, specialist percussion instruments, dance, movement, bubbles and lots more! Come along for a free introductory session and see what the classes are all about!Fulham Broadway Methodist Church, 452 Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 1BY
Music and Movement sessions are for children and their parents/carers. In these sessions, children learn about: Music making; Rhythm and moving creatively; Action songs; Turn taking and healthy eating. They also develop an appreciation of music from different cultures.Salvation Army, 32 Manor Park Road, Kensal Green, London NW10 4JJ
At Music Bugs, their aim is not to teach music, but to allow and encourage young children to develop, grow and explore the world around them through music and song. Participation in music and singing classes is a great way for your child to socialise and develop in a creative and stimulating environment. In addition, research has shown that singing songs and rhymes on a regular basis helps to widen your child’s vocabulary and listening skills which are an essential part of learning to read, write and communicate.The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London N2 9HR
The school offers much more than just basic introduction to concepts of music. It provides a good foundation for kids to express themselves, to participate in various concerts, exams, cultural life of the school without fear.88 Cromer Street Bloomsbury, King’s Cross, London WC1H 8DG
The National Youth Music Theatre offers some excellent opportunities for talented young people aged 11 to 23 years in pre-professional, musical theatre training through skills workshops, master classes and residential courses led by industry professionals, through commissioning and presentation of exciting new work and, in collaboration with some of the UK’s leading creative minds, producing bold, new realisations of major works of the core repertoire.Westminster Under School, 27 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2NN
Promusic LDN provide a range of music education service, a professional studio musicians, a holistic service that develops students to reach their full creative abilities. At PromusicLDN the workshops are designed to effectively teach kids age 7 -19 year olds how to play contemporary music on an instrument of their choice.2 Scrubs Lane, College Park, Hammersmith, London NW10 6RB
Sangeet College is a unique centre of learning for Indian Classical Music and Dance. The college offers an interactive style of teaching, where equal emphasis is placed on learning to perform as well as the theory behind the particular art form. The college has a team of highly qualified teachers that teach all year round.The Compass Theatre, Glebe Ave, Ickenham, London UB10 8PD
Music Classes & Party Sessions for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in London! Music School of Rock-a-bye Babies (SRBB) is a unique baby and toddler music school. Music classes are taught to young children alongside their parents and/or carers from the ages of 2 to 4 years.Locations Available in Maida Vale & Queen’s Park
Exciting music club for special needs children to have fun in a supportive, tolerant environment where you can be yourself. A good way to meet other parents. A parent or carer must stay with the children to help or support as appropriate.Cathnor Park Children’s Centre, 1 Melina Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 9H
Stringnote’s exclusive Talent Development Programme aims to support children’s natural musical abilities. Based in research and more than 20 years teaching experience, Stringnote develops musical talent in kids 1 to 7 years old. Free Taster session available in every group! Visit their website to learn about their Programme. Stringnote also offer Piano lessons, Violin lessons and Guitar lessons.Pryors Bank Pavilion, Bishops Park, Fulham, London SW6 3LA
Tempo Tots offers live music making as a developmental tool for little ones.
The classes aim to facilitate and enhance communication, physical development and bonding between parents and their babies. Tempo Tots Parties provide fun, musical entertainment and games for children aged 1- 6 years oldThe Hyde Room, York House, Twickenham, London TW1 3A
Learn to play an instrument in small groups with professional tutors. Instruments include: guitar, keyboard, violin & percussion. The Music House For Children provide inspiring & quality music tuition for children.306 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, Shepherds Bush, London W12 7LJ
Music classes for babies and toddlers. Join Holly & Kyle for a fun introduction to musical concepts-using singing, instrument playing, listening and dancing!Locations Available In Cazenove&Dalston
Their class structure is designed for carers to fully participate in the class with their child and baby, which is an extremely important part of the success of the classes. The more you take part in the music making and movement, the more your child will get out of it. Children learn by imitation and when they see you singing, playing musical instruments and moving to the music they will try to do the same.
They will focus on enhancing your child’s ability to hear, feel and move to a beat.St Hilda’s Church, Courtrai Road, Crofton Park, London SE23 1PL
They offer children an opportunity to experience a wide range of musical activities in a relaxed and fun way. Upbeat welcomes children of all abilities and no prior experience is necessary. They always challenge the more experienced children with technically demanding music and exciting performance opportunities. Children develop skills and confidence on our courses and keep coming back for more!New Kings Road, Parsons Green, London, SW6 4LY