Who we are
music making SENse is a team of musicians dedicated to providing accessible and inspiring music education programmes for children with additional learning needs. Through our programmes we enable our students to learn an instrument, compose and perform their own music, play in a band or orchestra; whatever their musical dream might be, our musicians have the expertise and experience to help realise it.
We are part of the Lambeth Music Network and are committed to enabling music education opportunities to students in the borough with additional needs. To express your interest in becoming one of our school partners or to find out more about our work please contact Kim.
music making SENse comprises a team of extraordinary and dedicated music professionals, led by director Kim Perkins. Kim has been a community musician, teacher and creative producer for five years working in schools across London but primarily in Lambeth. As music project leader, she has worked for arts institutions and orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields and National Maritime Museum. As well as her responsibilities as a tutor and class leader, Kim is the SEN coordinator for Lambeth Music Service. Kim is the Artistic Director of Count Me In, the Lambeth Music Festival's (LMF) accessible musical celebration at the Southbank Centre. Over the past four years she has co-led the LMF Infant and Junior singing concerts at the Royal Festival Hall with over 900 children performing in each. She has also produced major community education initiatives including Kingston's Sound Communities project. The project engaged over 600 members of the community in music-making workshops over 3 months and generated seventeen music groups who met on a weekly basis; the groups included families, vulnerable women, carers, children and teenagers and adults with additional learning needs. For ten years Kim has produced music education programmes and projects for children and adults, four of these spent at the Royal Academy of Music, and six years with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, a chamber orchestra directed by acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell.