Barnet Education Arts Trust absolutely loves to make music! Whether you are a young classical, jazz or rock musician we have bands and groups at our three Music Academies (located in East Barnet, Finchley and Hendon). If you sing we have choirs, and if you are a teacher we have training opportunities and advice. We can hire out orchestral instruments if you are having lessons through us with one of our 170 qualified and DBS-checked fabulous teachers. We stage concerts regularly and every summer organise a seven night festival at the Arts Depot for all our schools. If you are three years or older we have something for you!

BEAT Office update Sept 2021: The office is open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. We’re running a staff rota of working from home and office to ensure people can travel safely to and from work, and to minimise the number of contacts we all have so if you cannot get through via the telephone, please email [email protected] where we will be able to assist you.

Please note: To hire or return an instrument is now done by appointment only.

Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe!

BEAT's Summer Celebration Concert is here!

Over the past year, many of the children you will hear in this video transferred their instrumental and vocal lessons online. Online learning poses some challenges, but children have adapted to this style of learning magnificently and continued to make excellent progress. Although opportunities to perform have been limited by the pandemic, we wanted to celebrate the achievements of our young musicians and invited students to submit recordings of themselves for this, Summer Celebration Concert!

The Barnet Schools Music Festival Video is here!

The video below was made with audio and video contributions from children across the borough as part of our Online Barnet Schools Music Festivals 2021.  It includes over 1000 children from 24 Barnet schools, all coming together virtually to sing and dance despite being unable to meet for live concerts at the Artsdepot this year.

Well done to everyone who contributed to this amazing project!

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