We recently caught up with Simon Hicks to reminisce about his experience as a student with BEAT and to learn about what he’s up to now. What did you do at BEAT? I grew up attending the Barnet Schools Wind Orchestra and really enjoyed the concerts and tours that we played at.  Some that I remember fondly … Read more

BEAT urgently need to repair our broken and tired instruments. Many BEAT students can’t afford the cost of a new instrument and can hire them for free, but it is these that need repairing most urgently due to continued shared use, not to mention the wear and tear of those that are used year after … Read more

We’re thrilled to announce the most anticipated Barnet Education Arts Trust concert, taking place at the iconic Royal Albert Hall! Photo by Cora Beattie Get ready for an unforgettable evening, where the stage will be ignited by the incredible talent of over 1300 Barnet young musicians. Mark your calendars, gather your friends, and join us … Read more

Highly Commended: Jayne Barnes “Jayne was delighted to accept the Francesca Hanley Inspiration Award on behalf of herself, Barnet Education Arts Trust and Ark Music. Inspiration is a team effort“ We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Jayne Barnes for her outstanding achievement as a highly commended recipient of the Francesca Hanley Inspiration Award at the Music … Read more

We are running GCSE Performance masterclass workshops on Tuesday 13th February for students aged 14-16 who wish to develop performing skills for GCSE. You will have an opportunity to perform to a small group of like minded musicians and receive advice from a GCSE Moderator. Session begins at 9.30 – 11pm or 11.30 – 1pm, … Read more

Will McGahon tells us about his time at BEAT and what’s doing now. I started the violin aged 7, and was flailing around with terrible teachers and going nowhere until I started going to Finchley Music Centre every Saturday morning. I was awestruck by the talent of the older students in Jazz Club (and its … Read more

We’ve been chatting to Gary, who works at BEAT Music Academy East, and several schools in Barnet. Read on to find what Gary does at BEAT. What do you do at BEAT?  I teach guitar, bass and drums What else do you do? I am mainly a recording artist and occasionally perform live. What do … Read more

To encourage budding musicians to kickstart their musical journey, we are excited to announce a whopping 50% discount on all group and ensemble fees exclusively for new students. Whether you’ve always dreamt of joining a band, or refining your vocal skills, now is the perfect time to turn those dreams into reality. Our January Sale … Read more

We spoke to Leo to uncover his experiences at BEAT and his accomplishments since. Leo Richardson – Saxophone When did you start learning? I started learning the clarinet with BEAT when I was in year 4 and saxophone when in year 6. What did you do at BEAT? I taught saxophone, clarinet and flute individually … Read more

We are running a Wind Band day on Tuesday 24th October from 9.30am – 3.30pm at Dollis Primary School. A fun-filled day of music-making for wind, brass and percussion players who are Grade 1-4 level. To enrol please click here (£30 per person). For full details see here: https://beatrust.org.uk/event/wind-band-day/. If you would like to download … Read more