What we do

At Sutton Music Trust, you can...

Play in an orchestra or band

We offer a variety of ensembles for orchestral and band instrumentalists, which are organised by Andy Bragg, Ensembles, Events & Media Coordinator. There are bands and orchestras for young musicians of all ages and abilities. 

The ensembles rehearse on weekday evenings during term time and are a great way to enjoy music-making and to make new friends.

There are concerts at the end of each term and players can also take part in our residential music weekends away (years 4-8) and European concert tours (year 9+).

Sing in a choir

Sutton Music Trust is dedicated to providing a singing provision at all stages of development to ensure opportunities, progression, enrichment and challenge. We aim to encourage as many children as possible to regularly sing with structure and focus to a high quality.

We run four choirs catering to all ages and abilities: Sutton Songbirds (5 – 8 year olds), Sutton Young Singers, Sutton Youth Choir, and Sutton Community Choir (adult choir).

Learn to sing or play an instrument at our Music Academy

Sutton Music Trust runs two Music Academies on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Our specialist instrumental music teachers teach a variety of orchestral instruments in one to one and paired lessons. We also provide group music theory and aural lessons catering to students of all ages.

We aim to provide as many children as possible with a high quality and enjoyable musical experience.

Learn to sing or play an instrument at their school during the school day

Sutton Music Trust delivers peripatetic instrumental and vocal lessons in schools across the borough.

Study songwriting, Music Production, composition, and DJing

Sutton Music Trust celebrates all forms of music. Join our Songwriters’ Circle, study Music Production and composition, and learn to DJ!

Hire an instrument

Sutton Music Trust has a large number of musical instruments available for hire to pupils who attend a school within the London Borough of Sutton. Our instrument loan service is a key part of the Music Trust’s commitment to helping young people access affordable instrumental tuition.

Make music with your baby or toddler

Sutton Music Trust runs Mini Melody Makers, which are a fun and engaging music session with parents or childminders and their children in the Early Years. Music making with children contributes to development across the seven learning goals as identified in Development Matters: Non-statutory curriculum guidance for the early years foundation stage. For example, clapping and stamping to music is part of physical development. Responding to changes in music (such as from quiet to loud) is part of expressive arts and design.

Find out more here.

A small child/ baby sits on the floor playing with a drum and xylophone.