The Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service (THAMES) leads the Tower Hamlets and City of London Music Education Hub. It is part of Tower Hamlets Council.
Working with schools and cultural organisations we provide music and arts opportunities for all children and young people who live or go to school in Tower Hamlets.
Nearly all schools in Tower Hamlets access instrumental and vocal tuition through THAMES with over 9,400 pupils currently learning musical instruments. Lessons are free to pupils and there is no charge for instrument hire. Schools also benefit from a large number of music and cross arts projects managed through THAMES.
THAMES also provides support for visual arts, drama, dance, film & media enabling THAMES to offer schools the very best cultural experiences in partnership with world class organisations. We are funded by the Department for Education (DfE) through Arts Council England (ACE).
We believe that there should be no barriers to accessing music and arts education and that all children and young people should be able to take part irrespective of circumstance.
Enhance pupil achievement and attainment through music and the arts
Widen access to music and the arts for all young people
Encourage and develop all pupils' potential, enjoyment and creativity through participation in the arts
Develop pupils' confidence, motivation, self-discipline and self-awareness
Provide arts and music support for schools, teachers and pupils
Address: Professional Development Centre, 229 Bethnal Green Road E2 6AB
Telephone: 020 7364 0431
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