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Transforming Key Stage 3 music in London's schools.

We bring together classroom music teachers, music education hubs, cultural organisations and others to support excellent musical teaching and learning at Key Stage 3 in London schools.

Music Excellence combines the Peer to Peer and Teach Through Music LSEF programmes, creating a single London-wide offer that will include an open-access online resource, active social media community, webinars, peer to peer support, face to face meetings and events.

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Associate Partners

A New Direction

A New Direction works to ensure that all children and young people get the most out of London’s extraordinary creative and cultural offer.


ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to more than 630,000 candidates in 93 countries every year.

CM Sounds

CM is a youth and community music organisation that provides creative music making opportunities for people of all backgrounds.

English Folk Dance & Song Society

EFDSS is the national folk arts development organisation for England. We are here to champion the English traditional arts - music, song, dance, storytelling, customs and traditions – as part of the rich and diverse cultural landscape of the UK.

Horniman Museum & Gardens

The Horniman Museum and Gardens are an inspiring, surprising, family-friendly, free attraction in South London’s Forest Hill.

Incorporated Society of Musicians

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK's professional body for musicians. The ISM was set up in 1882 to promote the importance of music and protect the rights of those working within music.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The London Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world's finest symphony orchestras, balancing a long and distinguished history with a reputation as one of the UK's most adventurous and forward-looking orchestras.

London Sinfonietta

The London Sinfonietta’s mission is to place the best contemporary classical music at the heart of today’s culture; engaging and challenging the public through inspiring performances of the highest standard, and taking risks to develop new work and talent.

London Symphony Orchestra Discovery

LSO Discovery is the London Symphony Orchestra's world-leading music education and community programme.

Musical Futures

Musical Futures is a tried-and-tested yet innovative approach to music learning, based on a pedagogy that is driven by the musical culture of the participants.

Serious Events

Serious aims to inspire and innovate with everything it does. Artists and creative process are at the heart of every project: audiences, sponsors and partners find that their aspirations are matched and often exceeded.

Sound and Music

Sound and Music is the UK’s leading development agency for new music and a charity. Our mission is to maximise the opportunities for people to create and enjoy new music.

Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames. Created in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, Southbank Centre draws on its heritage as a festival site, with art and activities inside and outside. We encourage everyone to become involved in the arts in new and creative ways.

Trinity College London

Trinity College London is an international exam board with a rich heritage of academic rigour and a positive, supportive approach to assessment. We provide recognised and respected qualifications across a unique spectrum of communicative skills at all levels.

Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall, one of the world's great concert halls, specialises in chamber and instrumental music, early music and song.

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