About Haringey Music Service
About the service
We strongly believe that every child is entitled to a stimulating, challenging and accessible educational experience in music. Haringey Music Service (HMS) is a vibrant and busy organisation through which young people are nurtured and encouraged to build on their musical ability and experiences, and strengthen their:
- understanding and
- appreciation of music as an art form
Haringey Music Service (HMS) is the lead partner of the Haringey Music Education Hub, which receives funding from Arts Council England. Haringey Music Education Hub is also a member of Music-8-London, a partnership of 8 neighbouring hubs, working together to share good practice and explore musical opportunities for children and young people.
What we do
HMS coordinates individual, group and whole class instrumental and vocal music tuition in Haringey schools, drawing on the services of a highly skilled and carefully vetted team of over 150 freelance tutors, most of whom are also performing musicians in London orchestras, bands and beyond. HMS organises concerts, festivals, conferences and concert tours locally, regionally and around the world, enjoying an excellent reputation for its quality, inclusivity and originality.
HMS runs the “Haringey Young Musicians” programme of music ensembles which are open to anyone of school age living in or attending school in Haringey. These groups meet weekly for 10 weeks per term and give at least one public performance “Haringey Young Musicians” is also the name of the parent/staff association, a registered charity which supports the work of HMS.
- Read the HMS Annual Review 2019 (PDF, 532KB)
Who we are
- Head of Service: Peter Desmond
- Deputy Head of Service: Nick Walker
- Primary Music Specialist: Catty Alberman
- Activities & Development Officer: Abi Munson
- Senior Administrator: Janette Sylvester
- Administrator: Beatriz McCarron
- Head of Strings: Thomas Gregory
- Head of Woodwind: Chris Stripp
- WCIT Guitar Leader: James Longworth
- WCIT Wind Leader: Nick Weiss
- Saturday Centre Manager: Urszula Galuszka
Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm during school terms. Please note, our offices receive a high volume of phone calls throughout the day. If you are unable to get through, please try again later or email us at email@example.com