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Essential maintenance this weekend to our Housing Management System and planned website maintenance work
Housing Rent Account Balances and some Online Customer Forms will be unavailable via My Newham  from Friday 20 September at 5pm until Monday 23 September 2019. Customers can still make payments, but online account balances will not be updated until Monday 23 September 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.​

Also, the Newham website will be unavailable while we make some changes on Saturday 21 September between 10am and 6pm. You will not be able to report problems or apply for services during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.​

Music tuition

Our Every Child a Musician programme provides free musical instruments and free tuition to children in Years 5 to 7 in Newham.
Children playing musical instruments in class

Every Child a Musician: how it works

Playing a musical instrument can improve your child's learning experience. Research shows that learning a new instrument can:
  • help to improve your child’s literacy, creativity and intellectual development
  • develop your child's self-confidence
  • develop your child’s concentration to help him or her learn other subjects
  • develop your child’s motivation
  • help your child to take pride in his or her musical achievement
  • enjoy music.
We provide a free 30-minute session each week and give your child a musical instrument as a gift.

Musical instruments for children in Years 5 to 7

Children can choose from eight instruments, including:
  • trumpet
  • trombone
  • clarinet
  • flute
  • guitar
  • keyboard
  • violin or viola. 
Children who continue with lessons into Year 6 can keep their instrument and use it when they move to secondary school.

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