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Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Services (THAMES)

THAMES leads the Music Education Hub for Tower Hamlets and The City of London. Working closely with all schools we provide quality music and arts education opportunities for all children and young people. We also work in partnership with a huge number of local and national cultural organisations in London.

We provide:

  • Instrumental and vocal tuition in schools
  • Class music teaching (Curriculum Support) including Early Years
  • Strategic advice for schools on arts and music education
  • Performance and exhibition opportunities for arts and music
  • INSET and CPD for tutors, teachers and cultural organisations
  • Music and arts projects and workshops for schools
  • Music Centres including a mid-week and Saturday Music Centre
  • Numerous ensembles including a Tower Hamlets Youth Orchestra

Bethnal Green Centre
229 Bethnal Green Road
E2 6AB


We work to positively influence thinking, policy & practice.


Music Mark works to influence thinking by sharing ideas and undertaking research

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Music Mark works to shape and share the decisions that need to be made by policy makers

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Music Mark recognises the need for music educators to source and share ideas with each other

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We facilitate CPD, build communities & share best practice.


We connect our members to the wider music education sector.