Lucy Barlow

We provide high quality instrumental lessons to schools groups and individuals 
Research shows that learning to play an instrument before the age if seven has a considerable impact on brain development and children's general learning. 

Being able to play an instrument give children opportunities to:

  • Express themselves through music,
  • Join bands and ensembles which occupy children in a safe positive way
  • Make friends through sharing a common interest and goal
  • to apply for scholarships to schools and colleges

More importantly it is to help children develop a life along skill and interest that can bring real enjoyment

As well as individual lessons we create opportunities for children to play as part of an ensemble, to perform and also we provide opportunities for children to take trinity and ABRSM exams.

South London Songsters

The instrument that we are born with ,  'our voice' , is the first instrument children can begin to develop.  Through singing children learn all the elements of music.  They experience solo and ensemble music, they can practice anywhere they like, the whole family can join in and for many other reasons we know it is good for us 
The idea behind our choir is to develop musicianship through singing but to put singing back into families and help childen to develop confidence to sing for enjoyment and for the enjoyment of others.  While the environment is relaxed and fun we have hifh expectations and will aim high in terms of quality singing, improving technique tone and musical expresion 

Drop us a line below to find out more about all the instrumental lessons we offer

Exam preparation  

One off block of 2 – 5 weeks  taught by Margaret Omoniyi
Support for preparing basic skills in scale playing , sight reading, improvisation and aural for grade exams,  also to practise pieces with piano accompaniment.
An injection of up to four additional lessons with specific support in these areas can boost enjoyment and confidence and lead to an improved result !
Exam accompanying   by Margaret Omoniyi 
Piano accompaniment for children taking grade 1 – 3 to include a  1 hour practise session 


South London Musicianship Group lessons for children age 3-5

​Would you love your child to learn an instrument? Not sure what to choose or where to start? Our musicianship class will develop all the early music skills needed to go on and learn to play a musical instrument. Led by Kodaly Trained Lucy Barlow.

Fridays 4:30-5 pm The Green, Nunhead

Courses run termly, use the form below for more information

Learning an instrument with Margaret's Music

Ivy House Concerts

As part of our commitment  to helping children have many opportunities to performance we host regular concerts at the Ivy House Performance Space. 
The aim of these concerts is to help children to develop confidence and a senses of purpose in their playing.

​​South London Piano Musicianship  
Group keyboard lessons for children age 5- 9

Thursdays 4.30 - 5.15 beginners

5.00 - 6.00  pre grade 1 

We adopt a wholistic approach where children develop aural, theoretical and practical skills  through singing and games. 

Our methods are influenced by the Kodaly and Suzuki methods where children develop a working knowledge of solfa and where they develop their skills through daily listening of repetoire, parental involvement and regular performance opportunities.

Lessons delivered by Margarets Omoniyi, Holly Simpson and Lucy Barlow



One to One lessons available in a selection of instruments - 

please use form below to enquire.