HYOT aims to fully reflect Hackney’s diverse communities and promote equality of opportunity. It does this by following an open and transparent student admissions policy, offering a rich internationally influenced musical curriculum and by promoting accessibility through subsidised fees and low cost instrument hire.
HYOT ensures that everyone in our music school benefits from the inspiration of playing alongside professional musicians. Children and young people of a wide range of ability play in Junior Orchestra, allowing beginners to be inspired by more advanced students, who in turn learn through supporting beginners. Chamber Orchestra gives more advanced students the opportunity to work on more challenging pieces. Our Summer School’s choir, orchestra and ensembles are arranged on similar principles.
Music is important in its own right – HYOT makes 1:1 instrumental tuition accessible to local children and young people. Students who started with us when they were very young have progressed onto degree courses, where they have continued with their musical education and development. HYOT is also interested in a wider range of important education opportunities and benefits young people gain from taking up an instrument and playing in orchestras and ensembles.
HYOT partners with the Hackney Music Service, the local authority and local, regional and national funders to ensure that our Saturday and holiday schools are effectively coordinated with other music provision and can be offered at a rate affordable to local residents. We also work creatively with our highly qualified tutors who are all professional musicians.
Applications for our Summer School 2019 are now OPEN! We are delighted to be back at Berger Primary School between 22nd and 26th July 2019 for our fifth Summer School. Visit the Summer School page on our website for full information about the course and a link to the online form. See you there!
Summer Term spaces: two French Horn & two Double Bass – grab’em!!! Contact now firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to welcoming all of our Saturday School staff and students back for the start of the Spring Term on Saturday 12th January 2019. Happy New Year!
Drake Calleja Trust and Hackney Youth Orchestras Trust Concert Featuring the HYOT Chamber Orchestra and the Gainsborough School Choir, on Saturday 14 July at 12pm St Matthias Church, Wordsworth Road, London N16 8DD
Featuring: JUNIOR ORCHESTRA Haydn, 104th Symphony 1st movement, Allegro CHAMBER ORCHESTRA JS Bach, Double violin concerto D Minor, Vivace; Pergolesi, Flute concerto G Major, Adagio; Faure, Elegie; Beethoven, Symphony no 5, Allegro con brio.
Coming soon – HYOT Saturday School Spring Concert, 24th March 2018 at Stoke Newington School – see you there!
Autumn 2017 Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 Oct 7, 14 (not Oct 21, 28) Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 Spring 2018 Jan 13, 20, 27 Feb 3, 10 (not Feb 17) 24 Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Summer 2018 April 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June (not 2 June) 9, 16, 23, 30
There has been a change of venue for HYOT’s Summer Music School, which will now be taking place at Berger Primary School, Hackney, E9.
Summer Concert, HYOT Saturday School, 8 July 2017, 11am Stoke Newington School, N16 9EX, Junior Orchestra – Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Chamber Orchestra – Grieg’s Hall of the Mountain King and much more…
Apply here for our Summer Music School for children and young people already learning an instrument: group music making, choir, concert performance, 25 to 27 July 2017, Gainsborough School, Hackney Wick, ages 8 to 13 years, up to grade 5 standard, £60 for 3 days, concessions £10 – £30 for families on a low income.