Ex Cathedra’s Education & Participation Programme

Ex Cathedra runs and extensive and award-winning Education & Participation Programme, comprising an Academy of Vocal Music for singers aged between 3 and 18, and projects for Music Education Hubs, schools, hospitals and community groups. The work is created and delivered by an award-winning team of vocal tutors and accompanists, under the leadership of Director of Education Rebecca Ledgard. All the vocal tutors sing in, or have sung in, Ex Cathedra Choir, and amongst the team are qualified teachers, singing teachers, conductors and workshop leaders, with a huge range of skills and experiences in choral work, schools, healthcare and community settings across the UK and internationally.

You lit up the school, not just for the week, but for the entire year.
Stephen Holroyd, Principal, Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok

Find your way around Education & Participation:


Singing Playgrounds

For the whole primary school community. At the heart of the project, children are trained to be Song Leaders.

Purchase: resource packs, Music Education Hub workshop & activity packages

Singing Connections

Songs and singing games to support literacy & numeracy in the primary school classroom.

Purchase: Book with CD, Music Education Hub workshop & activity packages


Music, resources and support for singing for all ages from babies to young teenagers

Purchase: CDs, songbooks, big sing activities


Singing Medicine

Singing play for children in hospital

Purchase: Singing Medicine CD

Singing Pathways

Singing for stroke patients in hospital, as well as adults with dementia


Children’s Choir

Boys & Girls, Reception Year to School Year 3

Junior Academy

Boys & Girls, School Years 4-8

Girls’ Academy

School Years 9-13

Boys’ Academy

School Years 8/9-13 (when the voice begins to change)

Contact us:

If you have any queries or would like more information, please contact Myriam Toumi: 0121 616 3412,

Meet the Education & Participation Team

You can help us!

If you would like to make a donation to support our work we would be very grateful. If you wish to do so by sending a cheque, please make it payable to Ex Cathedra and let us know which project you would like to support. And do spread the word!

You only have to spend five minutes in a room with an Ex Cathedra vocal tutor and you’ll want to sing!
Howard Goodall CBE, National Singing Ambassador 2007-11howard-goodall---behind-the-music-1237396294-hero-wide-0

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