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We provide instrumental lessons at our 14 Music Schools and to over 300 Essex primary and secondary schools

First Access

Many students come to us having experienced our First Access scheme, where we provide whole-class instrumental tuition in schools, usually at Key Stage 2 (if your child has come home demanding ukulele lessons, this is where it usually comes from!).

Others may have attended one of our workshops, such as an African Drumming workshop, or a visit from a group such as 5Live. This often provides the initial desire to start individual music lessons.

1-to-1 Tuition

This is the type of teaching many of us are familiar with – a child has 20 minutes per week (or more) of tuition with a teacher in an instrument at school. Often this will include taking music grades, but the purpose is to encourage your child to develop their musical potential with one of our skilled tutors.

Small group/Paired lessons

Sometimes, going straight into 1-to-1 tuition might prove a step too big for some students, or the financial outlay can seem suddenly quite large. To help with that, we run small group/paired lessons of two or three students per lesson, where you pay for what your child has – a 20 minute lesson for two students would mean you pay for 10 minutes.

Our tutor team

We monitor cold- and hotspots for instrumental teaching, and work with requests from schools to fulfil the musical needs of your child. As an example, in 2018 we appointed a team of rap tutors to work with students in secondary schools, alongside our highly skilled and experienced teams of string, woodwind, brass, percussion, vocal, keyboard, music technology tutors, and our team of specialist teachers for SEND. Our tutors work with each student to encourage the best music-making from them, be that through entering for music exams (i.e. ABRSM, Trinity, LCM), local music competitions, and entry for national and international music conservatoires – whatever the goal, our tutors work with your child to fully enable them to get there.

 Financial support

We run a special scheme for families on low incomes, who may be eligible for our music tuition discount. We also have discounts and schemes for Looked After Children in conjunction with Virtual School, and our Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme

We also provide tuition in a range of area-based music schools, which are held outside of the normal school day during evening and weekends.

To sign up for instrumental tuition at your child’s school, please click here:

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