NYJO Learning: London

Woolwich Works is home to NYJO Learning: London, as well as our exciting range of outreach projects designed to engage directly with our local community.

Saturday Sessions

On Saturdays during term-time, we offer opportunities for young musicians aged 18 and under to develop their skills in ensemble playing, sight-reading and playing by ear, creative composition, and improvisation techniques. These sessions are for both gifted young players and those keen to progress.


We currently offer the following groups on Saturdays:

Big Band

… for experienced musicians to try out playing in a big band setting.


… for young musicians to play jazz standards and newer compositions by ear.

Jazz Voices

… for singers to develop their vocal technique and group harmonies.


… masterclasses, tuition, industry talks, youth-led projects and monthly ‘jam’ sessions.

Holiday Sessions

We offer holiday projects four times throughout the year. These are primarily aimed at local young people and have a theme that is engaging and relevant, often appealing to less experienced musicians as an opportunity to welcome them to NYJO Learning.


Find more information about our latest Holiday Session further down!

Our Saturday Story

Youth Voice is at the heart of the work that we do through our Saturday ensembles. Through our Youth Forum, ‘Bring you own Charts’ days, or our monthly jams, there are plenty of opportunities for our young musicians to have their voice heard and to help shape the future direction of NYJO.

Holiday Sessions

This Summer, NYJO is delighted to be teaming up with Blue Lab Beats to bring you an exciting new project at Woolwich Works. Blue Lab Beats will be leading an exploration into where digital meets live instrumentation; where live jazz meets beats; and where instruments meet programming. 

These workshops will help take your ideas and develop them into individual and group compositions. The project will also include an opportunity to come armed with questions for both NK-OK and MR. DM.

For more information about NYJO’s holiday sessions, click the link below!

Creative Ensemble

An entry-level ensemble for Greenwich school pupils, meeting weekly on Wednesdays in term-time to develop creative playing skills.

Age 11 – 14 yrs.  

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