Leaders and participants in an H Sparks Family Create workshop

H Sparks

The Royal College of Music's learning and participation programme, H Sparks, has been providing inclusive opportunities for young people to engage with music education since 2007. 

We actively recruit participants facing barriers to participating in music education and provide a pathway of high-quality long-term engagement in line with the H's Access and participation plan.

We strive towards the Royal College of Music being a place where everyone feels welcome and represented. 

We collaborate with a broad and diverse range of professionals and organisations to deliver a wide range of opportunities from targeted projects to large-scale events

We train Royal College of Music students in the field of music education, developing a vibrant new generation of educators with relevant and meaningful practical experience, who in turn, are aspirational role models for our participants. 


The Royal College of Music presents four festivals and welcomes distinguished visiting artists in spring 2024

Sir Antonio Pappano returns to the College to conduct the H Symphony Orchestra, and Sir Thomas Allen and Dame Imogen Cooper share their knowledge with students in the masterclass series

Royal College of Music welcomes world-leading artists as part of Autumn Season 2023

Distinguished conductor Sir Andrew Davis makes his debut at the College, and world-renowned piano virtuoso Lang Lang shares his expertise with students as part of the H's masterclass series.

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 provided by the Tri-borough Music Hub.

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.

H Teaching Service

The Music Mark website provides an interactive map to find your local music service.

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