About

Purpose

Our purpose at Camden Music Trust is to facilitate participation in music activities by children and young people resident in, or educated within, the London Borough of Camden, and in particular to assist those who face hardship. We raise funds to support activities that are not provided by schools, and which enrich the music experience of children and young people in Camden. Activities are delivered by the Camden Music Service under a grant agreement.

Patrons

Martyn Brabbins

Martyn Brabbins

Music Director of English National Opera and Huddersfield Choral Society

Mark Crown

Mark Crown

Trumpeter, Producer, DJ and Songwriter

Matthew Daines

Matthew Daines

Executive Director, University of California Trust (UK)

Nubya Garcia

Nubya Garcia

Jazz Saxophonist

Christine Gilbert

Christine Gilbert

Chair, Camden Learning

Mark Pemberton

Mark Pemberton

Arts Consultant, former CEO of Association of British Orchestras

John Lill CBE

John Lill CBE

Classical Pianist

Nikki Yeoh

Nikki Yeoh

Jazz Pianist

Cllr Jenny Headlam-Wells

Cllr Jenny Headlam-Wells

Former Mayor of Camden

Jon Snow

Jon Snow

Journalist and Broadcaster

Louise Shackleton

Louise Shackleton

Violinist, London Symphony Orchestra

Emily Stubbs

Emily Stubbs

Former Development Director, OAE

Suggs

Suggs

Lead Singer, Madness

Trustees

​Our Board of Trustees bring together a comprehensive range of experience and skills:

  • Esther Caplin (Chair)
  • Stuart Poyner (Treasurer)
  • Ian Baker (Charity Secretary)
  • Bavaani Nanthabalan
  • David Lindsell
  • Dominic Tinley
  • Marisa Goldesgeyme
  • Martin Fraenkel
  • Sarah Allen

Supporters

We are extremely grateful to the amazing generosity of our supporters. We would like to extend a special thanks to our individual donors and to the following organisations:

  • Arts Council England
  • The Aldama Foundation
  • Black Hill Trust
  • Fraenkel Charitable Trust
  • The Hedley Foundation
  • John Lyon’s Charity
  • The Joseph Mindel Trust
  • Jusaca Charitable Trust
  • Leland Music Ltd
  • London Sound Project
  • The Radcliffe Trust
  • The Reta Lila Howard Foundation
  • The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust
  • S&P Global

Camden Music Service

The Camden Music Service provides high quality musical opportunities for over 5,000 Camden school children every year, working with all Camden primary and secondary schools and 150 music tutors.

The Service supplies over 25,000 hours of instrumental tuition a year, and runs 40 holiday and weekend music groups. A biennial concert at the Royal Albert Hall involves over 1,800 pupils in celebrating the musical achievement of Camden’s schools and pupils.

Their vision of diversity and inclusivity and focus on making musical tuition more affordable for lower income families has ensured many children have realised their musical potential.

  • Deborah Rees, Head of Camden Music Service
  • Rachel Barnes, Deputy Head of Camden Music Service
  • Joel Kwantreng
  • Marilyn Martin
  • Sheena Masson
  • Joanne Smith

​If you would like more information on music lessons, choirs and ensembles, Saturday Centres, and other events, please contact the Camden Music Service directly via camdenmusic@camden.gov.uk.

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