Newham Music Academy

Newham Music Academy is an amazing centre for learning and fun with music lessons, ensembles and choirs happening every evening during the week. On Saturday mornings the place comes alive with hundreds of children and young people learning, playing and developing their musicianship…

What do you mean, ‘developing their musicianship’?

No matter how much hard work you put in on your own, it’s only when you work together with other musicians that you really click with music.

Every instrument you play has a group or an ensemble that you can take part in. If you don’t play an instrument, then there’s a choir for your level of singing.

You meet friends, and you meet strangers who share your interests. Other musicians who will inspire you and support you in your musical journey. Groups and ensembles who will encourage you to perform at some of the most iconic venues in London.

Picture yourself…

  • You’re on stage at Trafalgar Square performing with the London Symphony Orchestra

  • The press photographer’s lens is focussed on you as you prepare to groove with the Jazz Warriors at the Olympic Park

  • You’re surrounded by the hypnotic beats of Bollywood Brass as your friends cheer and dance

  • You’re singing your heart out and filling the Troxy with amazing sounds at the Festival of Youth

  • It’s hot, it’s sweaty, it’s loud… but your guitar is screaming over the noise of the crowd in the Arch 1 rock venue

That could be you… if you’re in one of our groups!

What groups are there for me?

Have a look at our ensembles, groups and choirs page.

If you don’t play an instrument, then what are you waiting for?! Check out all the instruments we teach at Newham Music Academy at Lister Community School plus schools across the borough. 

See you on stage!

Any thoughts on groups we ought to run? Are we missing your favourite style?

Let us know by contacting us on or 020 3089 3214.

Jack Petchey FoundationNational Foundation For Youth MusicArts Council England
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