We are delighted to announce that from September 2021 we are gradually opening new Essex Music Schools offering out-of-school hours teaching in conjunction with your local secondary school

Join an Essex Music School near you!

Our provision is for those aged 5 – 18, although we can accept children who are 4 who turn 5 during that academic year. In certain situations where we have tutors who specialise in teaching Early Years music, we can offer tuition for younger children with the agreement of tutor and parent.

Our Essex Music Schools are hosted by a local secondary school and offer tuition and music provision as part of their engagement with feeder primary schools and the local community.

This provides a great opportunity for younger students to become familiar with their future secondary school, be part of a busy and thriving music department with other students, and make that transition from Year 6 to Year 7 much easier. For older students they get to share their musical learning with their peers from across the area. This is the first phase of our return to community provision – not every venue is listed, but we will add more as we can as those are confirmed.

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Learn-It! 1-to-1 Instrumental Tuition

This is the type of teaching many of us are familiar with – a child has 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.
Our suggested lesson lengths range from 15 minutes for beginners, 20 minutes for intermediate level, moving up to 30 minutes or more for more advanced students.

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 each.


The out-of-school rate is slightly higher and those funds are reinvested in the Music School’s provision. If your chosen Music School does not offer the instrument you require, we will put you in touch with the nearest Music School that does. There are 10 weeks of lessons each school term / 30 lessons for an academic year. Once you have registered, your child will be assigned to the most appropriate tutor and then you will receive an invoice by email for payment in advance of lessons starting.

Packages of 10 lessons per term are available:

  • Small Group Beginner lessons (joining a group of 6-10 students) @ £30.00
  • 15-minute individual lessons @ £85.00
  • 20-minute individual lessons @ £110.00
  • 30-minute individual lessons @ £165.00
  • 45-minute individual lessons @ £245.00
  • 60-minute individual lessons @ £305.00

 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 partnership with Essex Virtual School, and provide an assisted instrument purchase scheme – please contact us for more information of this.

Register now

Click on the links above, or zoom in on the map above to see where our venues are, which are indicated by a quaver in a circle. Those that are in colour are open, those that are in grey we hope to open in the near future. You can change the view by clicking on the arrow on the top left of the map. Each link will tell you where and when the sessions are being held.