What we do, our services
About Kingston Music Service
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Kingston Music Service offers local residents the opportunity to make live music through its varied programme of activities designed to provide pre-schoolers, young people aged 4-18 and adult learners with an exciting and enriching musical experience.
It supports music in schools - from group singing and class instrumental sessions to individual and small group lessons - with performance opportunities for many students at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.
KMS also offers an extra-curricular programme at its five music centres across the borough: this encompasses a range of bands and orchestras, theory lessons, music technology sessions and other groups, alongside one-to-one instrumental and vocal tuition. The KMS bands and orchestras perform regularly at high profile venues around Kingston, in central London and - every three years - in major European cities.
From April 2020 KMS also offers online music lessons which can be accessed remotely from anywhere in the UK or beyond.
KMS is a non-profit making organisation, receiving funding from Kingston Council and Arts Council England.
KMS is a member of the UK Association for Music Education - Music Mark.
You can find out about more about:
- Music lessons for young people in schools
- Music lessons for young people in music centres
- Music groups for babies and toddlers
- Music lessons for adults
- Join a band, orchestra or ensemble
- Music theory classes
- Hook Recording Studio and the various services on offer, including recording facilities, rehearsal space, courses and workshops
- Apply online for music lessons
- How to pay KMS for the various services on offer
Keep up to date!
Music Therapy at the Hook Centre
Update 29/5/20: Please note that there is no music therapy in the Hook Centre until social distancing measures are lifted
Taking part in music therapy helps support positive change and enables people to reach their full potential. It builds confidence and encourages physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing.
We are working in partnership with Richmond Music Trust to establish a new music therapy centre at the Hook Centre in Chessington. Richmond's Music Therapy Service will be delivering therapy sessions on a small group or one to one basis.
For more information on what the service can provide or to make a referral please visit Richmond Music Trust's website.
Alternatively please contact Kingston Music Service.