We award four-year music Scholarships to children who have started learning an instrument and are doing really well but whose families find it difficult to pay for music lessons, meaning that without our support they would have to give up their studies.

What does a Scholar receive?

  • Weekly instrumental tuition at a suitably challenging level, normally in small groups (2-6 per group) or, in exceptional circumstances, one-to-one
  • Compulsory attendance at a weekly ensemble of a suitably challenging level
  • Regular performance opportunities at school, music service and elsewhere
  • Invitations to attend special projects and go on trips to professional concerts
  • A well maintained instrument which can be taken home
  • A named Mentor who is the liaison between the Scholar and family, music tutor and school

In order to be put forward for a Scholarship, the child must:

  • Be in Year 5 at the latest
  • Attend a junior school in London where there are no school fees
  • Have been learning a musical instrument for a minimum of one year
  • Show potential and commitment to learning
  • Be in a family where the ongoing cost of tuition would be prohibitive

How do I apply?

Scholarship applications are submitted by London's Music Hubs, and children are usually put forward by a teacher at their primary school. We cannot accept applications from parents/carers. To find your local music service, and how to get in touch with them, please follow this link or speak to your child's music teacher/headteacher. If you are interested in finding out more about Scholarships, please call our office on 020 7983 4258.