The Saturday Programme
The seven programmes listed below form HMDT Music’s Saturday music school, each aiming to enrich the lives of young people through music making.
HMDT Music, twice winner of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Education, has been running its Saturday music programmes since 1995.
A first musical adventure
An introduction to music
Don’t just dream about the stage . . .
Making music together
It’s not just playing jazz, it’s living jazz!
Taking music further
Creative music making
The Saturday Programme serves over 350 students aged 6 months – 25 years and also offers courses for parents. It is a vibrant and exciting Saturday offering and alongside the continually expanding regular classes and programmes, is a spectrum of individual projects involving guest visits, work with leading artists, and a broad range of performing experiences both within the Programme and at concert halls and theatres. Its staff are all experienced music teachers and professional artists who foster a keen appreciation and understanding of different types of music.
The Saturday Programme runs on 30 Saturdays during each academic year and also runs Holiday Courses during half term periods and during the Summer holidays. Our biggest intake is in September, but we take applications all year round. The Music Box, Fledglings, I Can Sing! and CYMH (including the Jazz Blues and Jazz Orchestra) take place at Haggerston School in Hackney. The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy takes place at the Bridge Academy campus nearby.
HMDT is one of the very few idealistic, altruistic organisations . . . which advocates the use of music in human development . . . genuine heroes
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