Merton Music Foundation
  • Merton Music Centre
    Canterbury Road
    Sm4 6PX
More than just a music school the Merton Music Foundation enhances and advances music education in the London Borough of Merton



Formed in 1991 as a charitable organisation Merton Music Foundation (MMF) is more than a music school. It protects, enhances and advances music education within the London Borough of Merton and surrounding areas.


We feel very passionate about the importance of music in a child's education. Our primary objectives are to provide music lessons, music tuition and youth music activities as well as improve music education opportunities for over 2,000 young people and adults by enhancing personal achievement and performance.


The Merton Music Foundation also actively supports the development of music education in schools and we provide a wide range of music making opportunities, including concert performances, projects, courses and workshops.  


Our Charitable Objective is

"To advance music education within a framework of the arts for the benefit of the public of the London Borough of Merton and elsewhere."


The full range of services provided by the MMF music school include:

  • Vocal and instrumental tuition in schools and at Merton Music Centre
  • Choirs, bands, orchestras and ensembles for Merton Youth Music
  • Theory and general musicianship classes
  • Instruments for hire
  • Courses and tours abroad
  • Workshops and concerts
  • Professional advice to parents and schools
  • Regular training and support for music teachers
  • Financial assistance from the Merton Music Foundation Trust Fund
  • Projects with professional musicians


To get all you need to know about our music lessons, getting involved in making music in Merton and its benefits for young people and schools visit our website.

Our website also has an online shop where you can book your place at training courses, purchase tickets for concerts and major events or even buy CDs, DVDs and photographs from past concerts.

The Merton Music Foundation is a non-profit-making organisation, and all money from our Online Shop goes back into the Foundation.


Instrumental and Vocal Tuition

Music tuition is given by experienced tutors either in schools or at Merton Music Centre. Please call the Merton Music Foundation for more information on 020 8640 5446.

We offer music tuition across the full range of instruments:

  • Strings - Violin, Cello, Double Bass, Viola
  • Guitar
  • Woodwind - Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon
  • Brass - Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Euphonium
  • Piano
  • Electric Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Recorder
  • Voice
  • Theory and general musicianship


Financial Assistance

Parents may apply for financial assistance for music lessons from The Merton Music Foundation Trust Fund.


Instrument Hire

Merton Music Foundation owns an extensive stock of hire instruments. Please call us on 020 8640 5446 for more information.

We are always seeking to extend the number and range of instruments available in our music school and any donations are always welcome.


Merton Youth Music

Bands, Orchestras and Ensembles

The Merton Music Foundation provides a range of music making activities as part of its Merton Youth Music Programme. We offer a structured progression of centrally run instrumental groups, bands, choirs, orchestras and ensembles.



Activities take place on Saturday mornings, and on Monday and Wednesday evenings. There are regular opportunities to perform in Merton Music Foundation concerts. For advanced players the Foundation has several senior groups including a Youth Concert Band, Youth Jazz Orchestra, Youth Orchestra and a range of instrumental and vocal ensembles.


Merton Youth Music Tours

Merton Youth Music provides regular tours abroad for its senior groups which are of immense educational value. Groups also regularly visit other parts of the UK to attend music festivals and residential courses. Several senior groups have gained a national and international reputation, participating in prestigious events both at home and abroad.


Training Courses

The Merton Music Foundation conducts several training courses - please visit our Training Courses section on our website

To apply for a Continuing Professional Development course, download the Application Form  (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) and post or fax it to us on 020 8646 6990


Education Projects

The Merton Music Foundation is committed to providing quality live music opportunities for children in schools, providing a diverse programme of music-making initiatives that brings music into the lives of thousands of Merton children.

Through its Project Development Programme the Merton Music Foundation provides a regular series of curriculum enhancing projects for Merton LEA schools in support of the National Curriculum. The initiative - supported by the DfES Standards Fund and Merton LEA - enables schools to have regular access to high quality live music projects with experienced visiting professional musicians. Past projects have included:

  • Artscape
  • Music For Life!
  • Junkbeatz
  • Forest Of Dreams Project
  • Plug Into Music
  • Musical Instruments From Around The World
  • Curious Opera Group


Visit our Event Calendar on our website 

Merton Music Foundation is supported by the London Borough of Merton and the Department for Education and Skills, and is an approved music school and training provider for schools in the London Boroughs of Merton and Sutton.

Merton Music Foundation is a member of:
Music Education Council and Schools Music Association, Federation of Music Services, and the National Association of Music Educators

Registered Charity: 1004122
A Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee
Registered in England & Wales


Please mention
The Best of Wimbledon and Merton
when calling
Merton Music Foundation



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