Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service

for young people, schools and families in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service (THAMES) is the lead organisation for the Music Education Hub in both Tower Hamlets and The City of London.  Working closely with all schools, we provide regular quality music and arts education opportunities for all children and young people in both Tower Hamlets and the City. We also work in partnership with local and national Arts organisations to offer our schools the best opportunities for enhancing their curriculum work.

Working for THAMES

We do not currently have any vacancies at THAMES but drop us an email and we can put you on our mailing list

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THAMES Saturday Music Centre is open for students living or
studying in Tower Hamlets aged 7-18 years old who 
already have instrumental/vocal lessons.

Click here for THAMES SMC Homepage



THAMES Wednesday Music Centre is open to Tower Hamlets
young musicians in their early stages of learning woodwind,
string or brass instruments. Pupils must already be having lessons.

Click here for more information

Click here to complete the online application form

THAMES Isle of Dogs Children's Choir

THAMES Isle of Dogs Children's Choir is a new choir for KS2 children. Hosted by St Edmunds Primary School the choir will meet each

Wednesday in term time, singing a range of styles from traditional songs to popular favourites. And best of all it is free and fun!

Click here to apply online

Click here for more information or to download the application


Soundbox Ensemble

The Soundbox Ensemble is an all-ability inclusive music collective based at the Saturday Music Centre.

We welcome members aged 11+

For more information contact THAMES on 0207 364 0431

Complete an application to apply!


THAMES is now on Twitter! Follow us @thames_music

We are working on a brand new website, please bear with us while we make the switch over!




On 25th May new data protection regulations come into force, giving you greater control over how organisations like ours can process your personal data.

At THAMES we respect your right to privacy and want to be as transparent as possible about what data we collect and how we use it. Our updated Privacy Notice now provides additional detail on where and why we collect your personal data, how it will be processed and the safeguards we have in place to protect it.

For more information about how we use your data please contact the THAMES office