LEARN TO PLAY OR SING

Picking up an instrument for the first time can be a magical moment

There are many benefits to learning a musical instrument, or learning to sing, and we can help you every step of the way. We offer individual or group lessons, lend instruments and provide bursaries. Nobody is too old to learn. We offer tuition to all ages - from as young as three years of age to adults.

As well as developing instrumental and vocal skills, learning how to play an instrument or sing also helps you to improve many core skills such as memory, co-ordination, self-discipline, motivation, time management, team work, confidence, creativity and imagination .

Our offer

We offer music lessons in groups or for individual pupils. Lessons are usually 20 or 30 minutes long and given weekly in term time.

You can take lessons at school, at home or at one of our centres, during and beyond the school day. Our progressive learning approach includes regular monitoring and access to qualification routes if desired.

Our qualified and experienced tutors are fully vetted, with all appropriate disclosure and barring checks (DBS). They will support your progress and help you achieve your very best.

We also offer ‘wrap around’ services and guidance to help with the learning process, such as bands and ensembles you can join, projects and events to take part in, and advice and guidance on choosing and obtaining the right instrument.

We are a fully accountable service and we welcome feedback. We make sure it is easy for you to communicate with your tutors, and to ask our management team questions.

There are two options for requesting lessons: families can set up a booking request direct online, or some schools can make a booking request for you. You can book as many lessons as you wish at a time, including one-off 'taster' lessons. Once we have received your request, we will attempt to match you with a tutor for your lesson within a few days and confirm by email. You can then make your payment online so that lessons can begin. If it is not possible to provide a tutor, we will add your booking to the waiting list and update you if and when a suitable tutor becomes available.

If you are thinking of starting to learn a musical instrument you may have all kinds of questions. Follow the links on left of this page to access our wrap around services and guidance pages.

You provide

To get the full benefit of lessons with us, we ask families and schools to provide a suitable space, and to enable and encourage students to practice inbetween lessons. The more you put in, the more you’ll get out!

You will be responsible for buying whatever else you need, such as music books, strings, reeds etc. If you borrow an instrument from us and it gets damaged while in your care, you will need to pay for repairs.

Outcomes

A developing skill set in an instrumental or vocal discipline
Improved memory and co-ordination
Self-discipline, motivation and time management
Team work and social skills
Personal pride and valuing of accomplishments
Stimulates creativity, imagination and curiosity

Cost

When charged direct to families:
£6.15 per student per 20 minute small group lesson (2 students)
£6.15 per student per 30 minute small group lesson (3 students)
£12.30 per 20 minute individual lesson
£18.45 per 30 minute individual lesson

When charged to schools:
£36.90 per hour

Borrow instruments £36 per term or part of term

Financial support

Schools can usually provide some financial support for looked-after children or those who are eligible for Free School Meals. Please check with them if you are eligible.


For individuals unable to access school support, we provide financial help to overcome barriers to taking part. Apply for a bursary here.

Artsmark links

Schools supporting instrumental and vocal tuition can use this as evidence of Partnerships and Range of Offer in their Artsmark case study.

 
 

Did you know? There are over 60 Cambridgeshire Music tutors teaching over 2,000 lessons every week

 

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