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Animate Local Courses

Taking place during school holidays, Animate Orchestra local courses are usually of 1 or 2 days duration and are open to all, regardless of ability or musical experience. Led by specialist tutors and world-class musicians, they introduce a range of creative skills (such as composition and improvisation) and musical skills (such as listening to and playing with others). At the end of each course, the ensemble shares the music made in an informal performance to friends and family. 

 To take part, you should:

  • be aged 9-14
  • play an instrument of any kind and with any level of experience - we also welcome young people with skills in music technology;
  • ideally, have access to your own instrument; and
  • be interested in creating your own music.


Animate Lambeth October Course 

Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 October 2019 


Clapham Park Centre, Kingswood Road, SW2 4JW

Led by Jason Rowland (Philharmonia, Snape Maltings, London Philharmonic Orchestra) and supported by professional music tutors and Trinity Laban students, this two day course is a fun, sociable and fast-paced introduction to Animate Orchestra. Become part of an instant orchestra, joining young people from all kinds of backgrounds to create music that reflects their skills, knowledge and interests. During this course you will work alongside professional musicians in a unique, creative ensemble to compose an original piece without sheet music. This course is being hosted in partnership with Lambeth Music Hub.

Artistic Director- Jason Rowland 

Wind & Brass Tutor- Alistair Walker 

Strings Tutor-Miriam Wakeling 

Music Technology Tutor- Gary Day 

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Animate Lewisham February Course 

Dates TBC

This course will take place during the February 2020 half-term break. 

The Fellowship & Star, Randlesdown Road, Bellingham, London, SE6 3BT