Human Weather Machine
Kamea (Summer School)


We support music educators who work with children and young people, so they can empower them to compose and create their own music. 

We advocate for composing and music creation to be at the heart of every child’s music education, and we do this through national activity such as our #CanCompose campaign and work with all composers on our programmes to share their creative processes and ideas with young people.  

As a National Youth Music Organisation, we are working with partners to create a network of support for young composers and those who educate them. 

You can explore some external resources from our friends and partners here

For educators

A digital resource bringing everyone from primary age children to adult together to listen, explore and think creatively. Our collections of minutes are always growing, including children and students from the BRIT Kids and Tower Hamlets, young composers from our Composition School and adult composers from across our programmes.   

Experience minutes from Björk to Beethoven, field recordings to folk

Young girl with brown hair fine-tuning knobs on an electronic device

Published in 2019, #CanCompose outlines the findings of our National Music Educators’ Survey, the first of its kind in the UK. It revealed the significant barriers faced by young people looking to create their own music, offering a unique perspective on an area often overlooked and recommendations on the changes needed to remove them. 

Read our findings and recommendations

Group of teachers discussing an exercise

This partnership project with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Birmingham City University worked with primary school teachers and composers to develop activity for children in year 4 and 5, improving the quality of composing in primary schools and developing unique research into how children compose.  Findings and resource will be shared in 2024. 

Explore Listen Imagine Compose Primary 

For your students


In the Making is our annual trailblazing artist development programme for young people aged 14-18 and it is the only programme of its type in the UK that supports young composers.   

Find out more about In the Making  

Young girl with brown hair fine-tuning knobs on an electronic device

Featuring young composers from our Composition School, our New Music Labs series and artists from across our programmes, get ready to explore AI computer music, Identity and Aesthetics, Climate. Sound. Change and much more.  

Explore our YouTube channel


Since 2008, we have been supporting anyone who makes music and sound to sustain their careers and progress their creativity.  

Read more about the impact of our work and how we are achieving greater equity across music in the UK 

Music Masters

Thank you to our funders

Thank you so much to those that have supported our education work.

The Boltini Trust
Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation
The John Thaw Foundation
Estate of Margaret Engering
Marchus Trust
The Rowley Trust
Three Monkies Trust
Sally Groves
Scops Arts Trust

Arts Council England
Bliss Trust
The Finzi Trust
Faber Music
Scops Arts Trust logo
Three Monkies Trust logo