Music at SMART

The SMART Music project has been running since 2005. It began as collaboration between SMART and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and was a weekly musical gathering in the SMART café.

Now it is a dynamic and ever-evolving project with a variety of participatory music groups and events.


SMART music in the café – music drop-in

Every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm we host a music session in our Café that is open to all.

People meet to perform, jam together, sing or just listen. All abilities and musical tastes are welcome – come down and enjoy tea, cake, good company and great music.


The house band, “Mad in Chelsea” meet regularly and are available for live gigs. Other band musicians meet periodically and various combinations develop and perform together from time to time, and we have occasional live band nights in the SMART cafe.

SMART Singers

The SMART Singers are a group of people who like singing and value music in their lives. They meet weekly to rehearse, learn and develop singing together. Past public performances have included World Mental Health Day and the Atrium (Chelsea and Westminster Hospital charity).

SMART Music Courses and Workshops

Throughout the year we run short music courses and workshops. These include “ Music for Living” workshop (creative writing and music making to support recovery), ‘How to Read Music’ and drumming lessons. Our courses are open to people of all abilities. Please ask us about our current music courses.

Everyone is welcome to come along to SMART Music café sessions but you need to be a member of SMART to do the Courses, Workshops, Band or Singers groups.

Contact Sarah Wilson, Music project supervisor, for more details.