Barnet Education Arts Trust

Barnet Education Arts Trust

Charity information

Barnet Education Arts Trust

BEAT’s aims are to provide opportunities in music education, rehearsal and performance experience for in excess of 7,500 young people in Barnet. It provides skilled music teachers to schools, as well as working closely with other partner organisations to support the provision of music education, as well as supporting ensemble groups at our music centres.
We are fundraising predominantly for projects to help the 11 – 18 age group with severe learning difficulties and limited movement.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    ‘Barnet Open Orchestra’, our project, will benefit and empower fifteen young people with profound learning disabilities and physical handicaps, aged 11 – 18, who study at Mapledown School based in Brent Cross in the borough of Barnet.
    Such an orchestra would be a first for London, though similar PMLD orchestras have been set up in Bristol with Open Up Orchestras (https://www. Openorchestras. Org)
    The project will involve weekly rehearsals, structured group learning on music and performance basics. An additional 18 members of staff, music teachers and student support teaching assistants will all benefit from this project.
    The students will work towards a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in June 2020. However each year there will be two other concerts performed for students and parents, music teaching staff and BEAT service users across the borough. These concerts will take place at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms.

    Currently Mapledown students only receive a basic music education, mainly using simple percussion instruments. Our project would greatly expand their musical vocabulary with the use of eye-recognition and motion-sensitive hardware and software.
    ‘Barnet Open Orchestra’, our project, will benefit and empower fifteen young people with profound learning disabilities and physical handicaps, aged 11 – 18.

  • Aims

    Barnet Education Arts Trust aims to:

    • ‘Barnet Open Orchestra’, our project, will benefit and empower fifteen young people with profound learning disabilities and physical handicaps, aged 11 – 18, who study at Mapledown School.
  • Overview

    Established: September 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1150174

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 10

    Part time staff: 165

    Volunteers: 65

    Phone number: 07890095198

    Address: 15 Elmfield Avenue N8 8QG

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