Local Information :: music

2×2 Opera


2×2 OPERA was formed by local residents, film and video director Keith Cheetham and Deborah Meyer, an experienced arts administrator and fundraiser, in response to the lack of opportunities for young people to take part in "classical" music projects. It's main aim is to provide an opportunity for local children and young people to participate in a professionally produced, high quality cross-arts education project. The projects also draw on the many professional talents from within the community making the productions unique and special not only to local residents but to the many visitors who attend the performances from outside the borough.

Andrew Lipscombe Speaker Hire


Hire speakers for a party, function or event.

Barnes Music Society


The Barnes Music Society put on around four junior concerts and eight regular concerts throughout the year.

Music include Baroque, Classical, Romantic and some Modern. The Society has a membership of about 160 and receives local sponsorship.

Eel Pie Club

Eel Pie Island is one of the historic centres for the development of British R&B in the 1960's. Many major names in played there including: The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and The Who - all performed on the Island.The Eel Pie Club was founded in April 2000 to re-establish a home for R&B.

They meet Wednesdays at 8:30pm at The Cabbage Patch Pub.

Advance tickets are available at shows via the Eel Pie Club website at www.eelpieclub.com, or by sending a cheque with a stamped,self-addressed envelope.

Grainne O'Kelly - saxophone and singing teacher

Relaxed and informal lessons

Play or sing in your favourite style: rock, pop, jazz, soul, show tunes and more. No grades, no pressure, just fun!

I have a BA Hons in Music and am an experienced singer, instrumentalist, composer, and arranger.

Beginners and intermediate welcome

Hazel Sim - Voice coach


Find Your Voice Set It Free!

Individual Singing Lessons, Vocal and Performance Coaching.

Many people do not realise they have a voice, and can sing well with the right guidance. I offer my professional singer, touring and performing experience, and scientific vocal technique learned through extensive study with current world leading teachers from Speech Level Singing (X Factor), Gospel, and Classical traditions. I have experience of several years of teaching thousands of voices to draw from, to design a bespoke holistic program for each student's vocal development. I have a background in Jazz, 1950's RnB, Pop, Latin, Country and Soul, but correct and healthy vocal technique is helpful and friendly for all genres of music. No reading music or previous experience is required to enjoy your classes, hear and feel positive results.

I also offer:

  • Group Voice Workshops.
  • Live Music Bookings.

Julian Costello's Saxophone/Piano Teacher

Saxophone or piano lessons beginners to advanced.

£20 for half an hour or £40 per hour.

I can travel or I live on Haliburton Road.

I adopt a relaxed and informal approach and tailor each lesson to the needs of each student of any age. We can study music theory, reading, improvisation and all styles.

I have a BA in Music and a Postgraduate Certificate in Performance (saxophone) from Trinity College of Music.

Kew Sinfonia

Kew Sinfonia was founded twenty five years ago by a group of local music-lovers, prominent among them Antony and Marie-José Sadler, who felt that Kew should have its own orchestra. They approached Joseph Vandernoot, a well-known London conductor, and he responded with enthusiasm. The inaugural concert under his direction was given in December 1986. Since then the orchestra has given three or four concerts a year and has attracted a loyal and enthusiastic audience.

Kneller Hall


Kneller Hall is located in Twickenham, not far from the rugby stadium.

The Royal Military School of Music was formed in 1857 by Field Marshal HRH The Duke of Cambridge, then Commander in Chief of the British Army. Built in 1709, Kneller Hall was originally the country house of the celebrated court portrait painter Sir Godfrey Kneller.

The Royal Military School hosts a series of concerts each year.

Margaret McCondach - Music Theory Teacher

Are you looking for Music Theory lessons for yourself or your child?

I teach up to Grade 5 ABRSM and have supported many pupils to achieve high grades in order to continue their practical exams and understanding.

I am an experienced music teacher used to teaching various age ranges, whose most recent position was at the London Oratory School. I have a Bachelor of Music, Postgraduate certificate of Music Education and a Master of Arts in Music Education.

I am available for local lessons in pupil's own homes.

If interested please contact me.

Maria Margiotta - singer


Versatile Singer (cross-genre)/Voice Artist/Workshops

Solo and Ensemble work with good accompanists, for corporate, function and community events

Pena Flamenca de Santa Margarita


Their flamenco classes have been running on Wednesday evenings at All Souls Church, St Margarets for a couple of years.

They have Intermediate and Advanced classes for adults.

Primadonnas Party Quartet


The Primadonnas are a party quartet with a difference. With our unique mixture of instruments and vocals, we can provide the perfect accompaniment to your special event, be it wedding, summer garden party, birthday or just an excuse to get together with some friends.

RACC Jazz School


The RACC Jazz School, part of the Richmond Adult Community College, has grown over the past ten years to be one of the largest providers of Jazz education for adults in the UK and is part of a flourishing Performing Arts faculty in Richmond upon Thames.

Saturday classes include singing and instrumental workshops, a free lunchtime concert in the caf{e'} and an afternoon of improvisation 'combos'.

Students range from 'almost beginner' to 'almost professional' with an age range of 17 to 87.

If you are interested in listening to Jazz or playing Jazz or learning to play Jazz then come along to a concert and meet the students and tutors.

Rachel Smith, Flute


Flute lessons beginners to advanced.

£20 for half and hour or £40 per hour

I am based near Northcote Road, or can travel locally to you.

I have a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music.

I have around 15 years of extensive teaching experience of all ages from 8 to 80! and beginners to advanced and post conservatoire level, both privately and in schools, as well as coaching youth orchestras and giving masterclasses and workshops across the world.

I also teach theory of music and incorporate aural and sight-reading skills into my lessons to prepare students for graded exams.

Richmond Community Choir


Richmond Community Choir is an independent charitable trust with around 40 friendly and welcoming members of all ages.

Richmond Concert Society

The Richmond Concert Society, one of the oldest music societies in the country, hosts a series of 8-10 classical music concerts each year in and around the Richmond Borough.

How to join the Society

Send a cheque made payable to Richmond Concert Society for £45 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

  • Hon. Membership Secretary Mrs Jill Warner 62 Poulett Gardens Twickenham TW1 4QR
  • or call 020 8892 1456

Richmond Orchestra


A genuine amateur orchestra which aims to play the mainstream orchestral repertoire in public to the highest possible standard.

Shelle Luscombe


Highlighting the natural warmth and versatility of her voice, Shelle performs an engaging collection of well-known show tunes, mellow ballads and popular up-tempo numbers from an eclectic mix of artistes.

St Margarets' Elastic Band


Formed in September 2001 by local amateur musicians, the Elastic Band has a vast repertoire - jazz, show tunes, big band music, old standards, pop tunes and medleys.

They practice regularly the Turk's Head Winchester Hall, often with a pint afterwards.

They are also big community supporters and play at the St Margarets' Fair and other local events.

They can also be hired out for your events, organised into trios, quartets and other groupings to suit the mood of your event - hence the name 'elastic'.

Surya's Ukelele and Guitar Instruction

Ukelele and Guitar Lessons for Beginners and Intermediate Levels 2

Experienced, qualified and supportive teacher offering Beginners Ukelele and up to and including intermediate Acoustic Guitar lessons -- various styles, grades and theory optional.

Individual one-to-one lessons, occasional singing, Sound and Healing, guitar, songwriting, residential weekends and courses.

Contact Surya for times and costs.

The Helen Astrid Singing Academy


I offer individual singing lessons. My approach is simple, adaptable and unique. I also offer unfailing support and help you gain confidence.



TwickFolk actively supports emerging, amateur and professional folk music. They have weekly shows from 8pm at the The Cabbage Patch.

Twickenham Choral Society

Twickenham Choral Society is a friendly thriving choir of over 100 voices drawing singers of all ages from a wide area of West London. Programmes are chosen to provide the opportunity to sing great works from the choral repertoire as well as to explore less familiar music, ranging from Renaissance to the present day.

Twickenham Jazz Club

The Twickenham Jazz Club has a new home, the wonderful and welcoming local pub, The Cabbage Patch Pub, Twickenham.

After a prolonged break, we're back with a vengeance and, we are pleased to announce a series of fortnightly Tuesday night sessions with some amazing world-class jazz musicians.

Vital Voices

Free Your Voice! Join a fun friendly singing session Everyone welcome. Songs from many eras and cultures Jazz, pop and world music -part songs and more! Stretch & develop your voice and creativity as you learn to improvise and harmonise by ear.

Vocality Twickenham


Vocality Twickenham is a fun and friendly mixed choir. We sing and perform uplifting harmony songs from around the world - jazz, folk, spirituals, classic pop and more. There are no auditions and you don't need to be able to read music; everything is taught by ear. New members, men and women, are very welcome. Come and try us with a free taster session - see website for details.