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Leaders and participants in an RCM Sparks Family Create workshop

RCM Sparks

The Royal College of Music's learning and participation programme, RCM Sparks, provides inspiring opportunities for families, schools and young people to engage with music education. With RCM Sparks, fun and learning go hand-in-hand!

We run a series of public events and activities for schools at the Royal College of Music in South Kensington. Many of our events are tailored around full-scale Royal College of Music performances. We also offer a special programme for families and young people living in our local area. By partnering with other institutions, we are able to provide the benefits of music education where they are most needed in the community. 

Many of our activities are tailored for specific age groups and focus on the unrivalled bonding experience of music-making as a family. All of our work is based around clear learning pathways, which allow us to develop musicianship and learning skills in line with children's changing needs. 


RCM alumna’s world premiere brings young musicians together at the Royal Albert Hall

Over the past two months the Royal College of Music (RCM) has welcomed hundreds of children through its doors for massed rehearsals in the lead up to the world premiere performance of CONVO at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tommy Igoe headlines the Royal College of Music Festival of Percussion 2019

The Royal College of Music (RCM) Festival of Percussion 2019 returns on Sunday 5 May. Tommy Igoe headlines a full day of performances, talks and workshops.

Looking to learn an instrument?

If you live in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham or the City of Westminster, you have access to tuition and other initiatives privided by the Tri-borough Music Hub.

Tri-borough Music Hub services

In addition, the Royal College of Music provides a dedicated service for members of the public, adults or children, who would like to learn how to play an instrument, how to sing, how to compose and those who would like to learn music theory.

RCM Teaching Service