• We are Kidenza

Who we are

Kidenza is a Charity specialising in fun, educational and never stuffy orchestral concerts for kids. Founded by early years music specialist Claire Lambert, supported by our board of Trustees and performed by 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 orchestral 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 orchestral music as being stuffy and elitist and to provide affordable and inclusive opportunities for ALL young children to hear and take part in music making.

As champions for the BBC Ten Pieces we have toured schools throughout the South East of England. Impacts on children were quoted as “huge”; broadening experiences for some and bringing orchestral music to life for others.  The top four words that the children used most often were ‘Fun’, ‘Exciting’, ‘Brilliant’ and ‘Awesome’.


The team

Claire Lambert

Claire Lambert is an animateur, concert producer, piano teacher and has a passion for introducing children to music in a fun and educational way.

As CEO, Claire has been responsible for developing the Kidenza brand, setting and implementing the organisational strategy and managing the overall operations and resources. She has taken Kidenza from a limited company, to a Social Enterprise and most recently to a Charity.

As well as presenting, producing and directing concerts, Claire other roles include sourcing funding, co-producing teaching resources, project planning, liaising with other music education organisations and being the voice of Kidenza.

Steve Dummer

Steve Dummer is Musical Director of the Kidenza orchestra – a conductor, clarinetist, educator and all-round enthusiast for participation in music making at every level.

He is founder and director of Talkestra, conductor of the Horsham Symphony Orchestra, conductor of the Ensemble Reza Community Orchestra, musical director of CoMA Sussex, a regular tutor and conductor at Dartington International Summer School and director of the Junior Course of the European Youth Summer Music. His latest project, Stane Street Sinfonietta, is a professional orchestra for players living in the South East of England formed in collaboration with the composer John Woolrich.

As a clarinetist, he gives regular recitals and concerts throughout the UK and abroad and records for television and film.

Partnerships and Supporters

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

Contact Us

Telephone: 01732 362820

Email: education@kidenza.co.uk

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