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Music House for Children set for tuneful summer camp

Got a future Glastonbury star keen to unleash their musical creativity on the world?

Then a Shepherds Bush summer camp devoted to forming bands, learning to play instruments and composing music could hone their talents.

The Music House for Children is running the four-day camp this month, with mini music lovers aged over five treated to a timetable packed with learning and creating their own masterpieces, plus meeting new friends.

The camp – held from 14-17 August at the Music House For Children’s base at 306 Uxbridge Road – will culminate in a showcase performed by the youngsters for family and friends on the final afternoon.

“Performing ignites and reboots confidence, creativity and technical ability,” explained Sarah Mayer, the tuition and events co-ordinator at The Music House for Children.

“Not only is music for study it is something personal, to be shared and loved. Performing grounds and rounds the musical experience.”

Established in 1994, The Music House for Children counts local pop star singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor and comedian Bill Bailey as its patrons.

As well as the camp, the music school is running a workshop on 18 August for children with autism and their families.

Aimed at little ones aged 3-8, the Ooh In The Box workshop will be held from 10.30am-12.30pm, with doors opening at 10am.

The upcoming events follow a successful summer concert, held on 2 July at Bush Hall, during which the music school’s students – who learn with teachers either in group lessons at the school, or in their own homes - had the chance to perform on a professional stage.

A bake sale followed the show which, along with a car boot sale and competitions like name the bear, helped contribute to £650 raised so far by the school to pay for a new carpet.

To find out more about the music summer camp or the Ooh in the Box workshop, visit The Music House for Children’s events page.

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Image caption: Image 2: The summer camp will culminate in a showcase performed by the youngsters for family and friends