The Nucleo Project was founded in 2013 to offer ensemble-based musical opportunities to children and young people in North Kensington. We are part of the global El Sistema movement, which began in Venezuela in 1975.
A nucleo is a local centre of musical activity at the heart of its community, which is what our young musicians are building for our local area. The Nucleo Project is open to any child who wishes to join our family. All students are able to participate free of charge.
Our students commit to an intensive and rigorous programme (children aged 7+ attend at least four sessions a week). The immersive schedule fosters rapid progress and high achievement, as well as strong bonds within the community. We hope to make a truly transformative difference in our young musicians’ day to day lives.