Hastings International Piano is offering an extensive range of Youth Engagement Opportunities alongside the inaugural Piano Festival.

Free tickets

We are offering free tickets to many of the festival concerts as well as a wide range of workshops, school visits and inspirational talks from the international artists.

To get the free tickets for under 21s please click here. We also allow ONE free accompanying adult for every two under 21s.

Arts Council Funding

We are proud to have won Arts Council funding to support our youth engagement offers, with further support offered by the Magdalen and Lasher Charity and The Isabel Blackman Foundation.

FREE Songwriting Masterclass with Guy Chambers

We are hosting a free youth Songwriting Masterclass with Brit Award winning songwriter Guy Chambers, which will take place at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings on Wednesday 26th February 4pm-5pm, ahead of Guy’s evening concert.


Kids Concert Company

The Kids Concert Company will host a free interactive piano concert for 7-11 year olds and their families, on Sunday 8th March at 3pm at St Mary in the Castle.



In the lead up to the 2020 Piano Festival, Hastings Piano will host a series of inspirational workshops with NYJO Associates in three local secondary schools: Hastings Academy, Ark Alexandra and St Richards. This work has been made possible by the generous support of the Isabel Blackman Foundation.

Each school will receive 3 visits from a group of NYJO practitioners who will work with children of varied musical ability, developing young musicians’ skills and musical confidence. At the end of the project the children from all three schools will join together for a massed rehearsal ahead of a concert/sharing session for other students. These workshops will address the fundamentals of jazz performance practise such as; feel, ensemble skills and improvisation. All young musicians will learn melodies by ear, explore harmonic possibilities and gain confidence improvising.

Further engagement projects will be announced soon

For Group tickets please email

For more information please see the poster below.

Helenswood Children by Piano
School Piano