About us

Greenwich Music School is a registered charity and centre of excellence in music education.

Our mission is to enable creative, artistic and personal growth through music education, for the people of Greenwich and surrounding areas.

We teach over 650 children and adults every week in venues across Greenwich and online, in a range of instrument and voice lessons, group courses and ensembles, early years classes for young children and parents, training for professional musicians, teacher training, partnerships and projects.

Greenwich Music School was founded in 2016 by musicians and teachers Bethan Scolding and Ed Scolding. We are leaders in music education and offer the same high quality to students of all ages and levels.

We provide access to music education - especially for growing numbers in our local community who face hardship and barriers to music-making. Our partners and generous supporters are critical to this work.

Greenwich Music School won the award for best Tourism and Culture organisation at the Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards 2021, and was a finalist for the award for Excellence in Primary / Early Years at Music & Drama Education Awards 2022.

Our story

2002 saw the first sparks of Greenwich Music School.

Our ethos

We believe in practical, holistic music education...

The world of music is endlessly rich - we structure learning for each student, aiming to nurture their whole musical potential.

Informed by professional music-making...

Our directors and teachers are active professional musicians who bring their experience to everything that Greenwich Music School does.

In positive learning environments, encouraging creativity & collaboration...

We help students to be confident and to enjoy expressing themselves and communicating through music – whether through interpretation, ensemble playing, composition, improvisation or anything else...

From expert educators.

Our teachers are experienced, innovative and committed to providing quality education.


Greenwich Music School is a registered charity, governed by a board of trustees.

Teachers & staff team

The team of Greenwich Music School teachers are central to the work we do as a music education organisation. All are at once teachers and professional musicians, active in many different areas of music-making and the music industry.

All our teachers are DBS checked and follow the GMS safeguarding policy.