Hendon Music Centre
Hendon Music Centre is a warm and friendly environment for your child to enjoy excellent musical training and experiences. It currently has four wind bands (of various abilities), a jazz band, beginner woodwind/brass groups and sessions for Young Music Makers aged 4-7 years.
Hendon Music Centre has various wind bands and instrumental groups of varied standards, giving players the opportunity to play together at a level appropriate to their own abilities. Students are promoted annually through the groups when ready. There are no auditions for this. The bands get to play regularly out and about in the community. If you play a Woodwind, Brass or Percussion instrument we would love to see you at HMC.
At Hendon we believe it is important to be involved in making music with others from as early as possible. Once your child can play four or five notes on their chosen instrument they can attend our beginner groups. These run for one hour and are led by experienced, specialist tutors.
HMC Jazz Band
The HMC Jazz Band runs for half an hour before the main bands every Saturday morning. Aimed at students of any instrument of grade 3 standard and above, the band covers music from a wide range of jazz styles from 1920’s Glen Miller through to modern day jazz standards, film, TV themes and original pieces written especially for the band.
Young Music Makers (YMM)
YMM classes are for children of nursery age through to school year 2. Classes aim to introduce children to the enjoyment of practical music making, and to develop musicianship skills from the earliest possible age. They will learn to sing, play the recorder and percussion instruments and understand basic music notation, rhythm and pitch, alongside learning social skills such as interacting in groups, and sharing a love and enthusiasm for music.
In year 2, children have the opportunity to choose which instrument they would like to learn, following a demonstration by our excellent musicians. There will then follow a suitability test to ensure students choose an instrument suitable for them. Lessons will then commence at the beginning of their Year 3. Children have the free loan of an instrument for the first year
Instrumental and vocal lessons
We offer individual lessons on most brass and woodwind instruments and drum kit.
Lessons on the instruments listed above are available to all children and adults subject to availability and a suitability test.
Scholarships for individual music lessons are available for minority instruments such as the tuba, french horn, oboe and bassoon.
Sharon Broughall (Head of Centre)
Tel: 020 3209 7965
Sylvia Pullen (Deputy Head of Centre)
To enrol your child, please phone the Music Office on 020 8959 4111. Or why not come and visit us on Saturday mornings – we’re open from 8.30am-12.30pm
We are located at the following address:
St Mary’s and St John’s School, Sunningfield Road, Hendon, NW4 4QR