Community Involvement

Working in partnership with charities, schools, Academy students and London orchestras, we deliver projects that are designed to inspire, challenge and support learning and development. 

Grimsdell Mill Hill School

Academy Students worked with three Year 2 classes, helping them to create short compositions on the theme of 'Ice World'.

'Thank you so much for organising a wonderful 'Ice World' workshop yesterday! Our Year 2 children had a marvellous time! They came to school this morning and told me proudly they are now COMPOSERS and can't wait to show their compositions in the school assembly! Tom, Rebecca and Kristina worked very well with our children and produced some magical pieces. They also played their instruments beautifully… Our children were very lucky to have this opportunity to listen such high standard performances.' Chao Cox – Teacher at Grimsdell School

Historical Performance Project

In partnership with the Historical Performance department and St Mary Magdalene CE Primary School, Open Academy students guided pupils from St Mary Magdalene through music from the Baroque period and helped them to develop compositions that featured musical devices and elements that were typical of the era.

'The children loved seeing experts at work. What was most important from my perspective was that the children realised that these people are on a journey, and that there is no ‘end’ in education – it is lifelong… It was interesting to see certain children come out their shells, particularly those who often show no particular passion in the subject because of the daunting task of facing an instrument. Furthermore, those who have peripatetic teaching regularly – they had a huge confidence boost as they were familiar with instruments, terminology and the musical process more than others.
Christopher Stapley – Teacher at St Mary Magdalene CE School

Farnborough College Music Day

Academy students visited Farnborough College for their Music Scholars day where they coached chamber groups and performed as part of the evening concert.

'Now in its fifth year, this was one of the most successful of the encounters, and both sets of students worked very well together on the art of chamber music throughout the day-with an inspiring collaborative concert in the evening… led by them, was an invaluable opportunity to learn about rehearsal technique, collaboration, listening and interpretation. For the RAM lot I hope that working with such gifted and committed musicians allowed them to explore in greater depth the practical application of chamber music tuition.' Harry White – Music Coordinator at Farnborough College