Youngsters invited to discover their musical potential this March at London’s only Yamaha Music School

London’s only Yamaha Music School based at Fairfield Halls in Croydon runs two junior open weeks a year to give local children aged 3-7 an opportunity to trial a music class. Throughout the year, the school also offers a chance for children aged 7+ to engage with music through keyboard, guitar, singing and drum lessons.

Its next open week will be held Monday 18 March – Friday 23 March 2024. Taster sessions will be just £5pp and include 30 minutes of practical learning as well as 15 minutes of teacher demonstration and discussion for children aged 3-7.

Online booking for these sessions is essential.

The internationally recognised music school is operated at Fairfield Halls by registered charity BH Live. It currently has over 250 students enrolled, enabling pupils of all ages and musical abilities to engage in group and private lessons across piano, guitar, voice, and drums. Some courses are available to children as young as three years old.

Fairfield Halls also hosts a series of music school pupil musical showcases and intimate concerts to introduce more cultural and musical offerings for students and the local area.

Fairfield Halls is operated by BH Live in partnership with Croydon Council. BH Live is a registered charity and social enterprise.

Steve Turner, BH Live’s Director of Venues said;
“Since Yamaha Music School’s opening, we’ve had hundreds of young people take part. We have seen a fantastic rise in student engagement since its launch in 2019, and the opportunities we provide – at London’s only Yamaha institution – are continuously expanding. It’s fantastic to be able to provide more cultural experiences for the region by introducing music to younger students. We can’t wait to see what these young musicians go on to do in the future.”

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About Fairfield Halls, Croydon

With a long and distinguished history, Fairfield Halls sits in the heart of Croydon.

Spaces inside the venue include its 809-seat Ashcroft Theatre, the world-class 1,802-seat Concert Hall, and The Recreational a 750-capacity standing live music venue. Additional studio space is available in the adjoining John Whitgift Community Cube which is also home to a vibrant café open daily serving food and drink.

 As well as the main auditoriums, there are additional spaces and rooms that regularly accommodate local business events, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, consumer-led events, and attractions such as family gatherings and celebrations.

The venue is also home to a well-attended Yamaha Music School providing a comprehensive learning programme including keyboard, guitar, singing and drums to hundreds of local people aged two years and upwards.

Companies in residence at Fairfield Halls include Talawa, SAVVY Theatre Company, and London Mozart Players.

Following a major refurbishment in 2019, the venue’s opening seasons included an eclectic mix of theatre, music, comedy, performance, dance and family entertainment including an annual festive pantomime.

Fairfield Halls is operated by registered charity BH Live in partnership with Croydon Council.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother opened the Fairfield Halls on Friday 2 November 1962. The inaugural concert in the Concert Hall was performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, with renowned soloist Yehudi Menuhin also performing.

The Ashcroft Theatre was opened on 5 November by Croydon-born Dame Peggy Ashcroft, with the opening ceremony including a monologue by Sir John Betjeman called ‘Local Girl Made Good’. The first play performed was Royal Gambit, starring Dulcie Gray.

The Arnhem Foyer is named after Croydon’s twin-town of Arnhem in the Netherlands.

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About BH Live

BH Live is a leading operator of leisure and event venues; a registered charity and social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

Our social objectives are to:

  • Encourage more people to take part in physical activity– by providing leisure facilities to encourage active communities and improve health and wellbeing.
  • Attract bigger entertainment audiences– with a diverse range of cultural and artistic events that appeal to a wide variety of tastes.
  • Deliver economic benefit– by hosting major conferences, exhibitions and events that benefit the local, regional and international economy.

With more than five million visits a year we are changing lives and are at the heart of the UK’s growing social economy.

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