Music education for all
Music has truly taken centre stage at Kensington Aldridge Academy this year. Capturing hearts with their compositions about Grenfell for BBC series The Choir and at the BAFTAs, the students have since been able to benefit from more formal musical training at the school.
Thanks to support from KIT donors, we have been able to launch a programme of quality, affordable weekly 1:1 instrumental tuition to 104 students from low-income families, and those taking Music GCSE/A-level, as well as extending lesson time. Tuition is available in piano, drums, guitar, singing, saxophone, violin, and flute, and is delivered by professional peripatetic musicians.
Year 10 student Adea spoke to us about how much this opportunity means to her.
With your support, KIT will build on this year-on-year, requiring all students in tuition to take a grade, and building the foundations of choirs, bands and other ensembles.