Summer School

SUMMER SCHOOL 2019 – 22nd to 26th July


For the fifth year running, we are excited to be holding our Music Summer School from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July at Berger Primary School (Anderson Road, London E9 6HB).

The Summer School has 50 places for students aged 8 to 13 from Hackney and nearby schools. There will be a range of group music activities, allowing students to learn new music skills and develop existing ones, as well as socialise, play and have lots of fun. Activities will include orchestra, instrumental and vocal group sessions, choir, music appreciation classes as well as playground and game activities. As per our previous summer schools, all musical activities will be led by professional musicians and educators and all playground/game activities led by a youth worker and PE teacher. Students will need to bring a packed lunch which they will have during a supervised lunch break each day. Staff and HYOT trustees will be onsite each day to provide all necessary support to everyone involved in the Summer School.

Student registration will be at 9.15am, classes will start at 9.30am and finish at 3.30pm. On Friday 26th July at around noon there will be a public concert where students will showcase all that they have learnt throughout the week. All parents / carers will be informed of the course’s exact schedule closer to the time and are encouraged to spread the word about the concert.

The cost of the Summer School is £60 for 4.5 days. Concessions are available for those on low incomes (£30) and free school meals (£10).



Music Director: Vicky Yannoula (orchestra, choir, vocal group, piano)

Brass: Tom Kwaterski

Percussion: Fabricio Azevedo

Strings: Joana Ly

Woodwind: Emily Cockbill

Youth Worker: Andre Stewart

Administrator: Heidi Bimpong


If you would like to apply for your child/children to attend the HYOT Summer School please apply via our online form HERE.

Best wishes and we look forward to welcoming you at our Summer School 2019!

Chris Lane – HYOT Chair of Trustees

Vicky Yannoula – HYOT Chief Executive & Summer School Music Director


For any queries, please contact Vicky Yannoula (HYOT Chief Executive & Summer School Music Director) at




Photos by Chris H-H





Summer Music School 2018

Hackney Youth Orchestras Trust’s Summer Music School took place this year from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July. The project was held at Berger Primary School, Hackney, E9, with Vicky Yannoula as Summer School Music Coordinator.

Students spent their time playing musical instruments in ensemble groups and an orchestra as well as singing in a choir, all led by professional musicians. Students also took part daily in organised sports activities and the school culminated in a concert performance attended by family and friends.