• We are Kidenza

Who we are

Kidenza is a Community Interest Company based in West Kent. It is run by early years music specialist Claire Lambert, supported by our Board of Directors and some of the UK’s finest professional musicians.

Playing music together helps us learn to listen, to become good team players and to develop our creativity and confidence. At Kidenza we introduce children to FUN classical music in the hope that they will be inspired to learn an instrument and perhaps join a band or orchestra.

Our aim is to dispel the preconception of classical music as being stuffy and elitist and to provide affordable opportunities for young children to hear and take part in music making.

We have recently toured primary schools in Kent as champions of the BBC Ten Pieces. Over 8,000 children and adults from 76 schools attended our concerts and 97% said they would attend future Kidenza concerts. Impacts on children were quoted as “huge”; broadening experiences for some and bringing classical music to life for others. As a result of the Kidenza concert, over half of the children who attended have shown interest in creating music (61%), seeing more classical music (65%) or learning more about classical music (65%). From the words used to describe their experience it’s clear that the children found the performances both fun and interesting. The top four words that the children used most often were ‘Fun’, ‘Exciting’, ‘Brilliant’ and ‘Awesome’. Click here to read the report.


The core team

Claire Lambert

Claire studied piano and clarinet to grade 8 and enjoyed many years with the Bury Youth Orchestra with whom she toured France.

Alex Neal

Alex has been the Co-Principal Percussionist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra since 2003.

Stevie Higgins

Studied at Oxford University, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio in London and is now a conductor and pianist, working with the UK’s major opera houses including Glyndebourne.

Steve Dummer

Steve trained first as a clarinettist under the great Jack Brymer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London

Partnerships and Supporters

  • Sussex Community Foundation
  • Artsmark
  • Music Mark
  • Art Council
  • Sigred Rausing Trust
  • Ann Bryant
  • BBC Ten Pieces

Contact Us

Telephone: 01732 362820

Email: info@kidenza.co.uk

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