The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Music Service


Mary Mycroft / Judith Glossop, Joint Head's of Service
020 8496 1582

High quality music tuition, opportunities and events for young people


Waltham Forest Music Service (WFMS), working in partnership with Redbridge Music Service (RMS) as the North East London Music Education Hub (NELMEH), provides children and young people from all backgrounds with a wide range of music making opportunities. The service offers pupils the opportunity to learn an instrument, to learn to sing, to make music with others and to fulfil their potential in music.

Through partnership work with organisations including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Barbican and Guildhall School (of Music and Drama), children and young people also have the opportunity to hear and perform with professional musicians and other young people across the Hub in a range of settings.

The work of WFMS is linked to the National Plan for Music Education and the Ofsted report ‘What Hubs Must Do’. WFMS is required by Ofsted to monitor the quality of music provision in schools and to provide support where required.


The WF Music Service provides high quality music tuition, opportunities and events for children and young people.

• Tuition in all orchestral instruments, piano/keyboard, guitar, ukulele, drums and singing
• Whole class, small group and individual lessons
• Clear progression routes for all children
• Affordable instrument hire
• Advice, support and training for your staff in music education to meet OFSTED requirements
• Support with your school music plan

More details

Our students receive high-quality music education with routes for progression, benefitting from working with professional musicians and organisations. Experienced practitioners will meet the individual needs of school and will lead on the development of music programmes in schools and across the borough whilst supporting the delivery of ambitious music plans.

We have up-to-the-minute access to the latest initiatives and developments in music education and are also an ABRSM exam centre, supporting students through every stage of examination preparation. Our staff also includes Artsaward centre assessors.