Instrument Lessons – Senior School
Music plays an important part in the life of the school and a large number of pupils take advantage of the expert tuition on offer from a staff of 22 visiting music specialists. In addition to all orchestral (including orchestral percussion) and band instruments, tuition is also available in piano, organ, acoustic and electric guitar, and singing.
We offer 30 individual lessons throughout the school year (an average of 10 each term). The cost is currently £300 per term (for the academic year 2020-21) in the Senior School (40 minute lessons). Tuition fees are payable in advance through the school billing system. All lessons rotate within the school timetable with the exception of 6th form pupils, whose music lessons are timetabled during study periods. When pupils learn more than one instrument we endeavour to fix lessons for one of the instruments outside academic lesson time, although this is not always possible.
With the exception of piano, drum kit, acoustic guitar and electric guitar, the school has a stock of instruments that can be hired for a small fee (currently £46 a term) to enable pupils to start lessons. The hire period for a school instrument should not normally exceed one year, after which time pupils would be expected to have their own instrument.
If your child wishes to have individual instrumental tuition, please read our terms and conditions carefully before completing the online form below. Alternatively, a pdf copy of the Booking Form, along with terms and conditions, is available to download from the bottom of this page. Once you have returned the form, our Music Administrator, Mrs Alison Butt, will be in touch before to confirm arrangements.
Please do not hesitate to contact Mr D C Gibbs, Director of Music, if you need any further details.
Request for Individual Music Tuition - Senior School