Music Lessons

Learning to sing or to play a musical instrument provides enormous benefits for young people in terms of their intellectual, social and emotional development. To find out more information on the social and academic benefits of music education, the role you can play in your child’s learning or for general information on lessons and ensembles, please download a copy of our Parent Guide.

Lessons at your school, at home or at a Music Centre

Lessons are offered individually or in groups of up to 6 and are delivered by professional musicians. We offer a wide range of instruments which is subject to the availability of teachers in your area.

Individual lessons can be tailored to the student’s needs while group lessons provide a fun and sociable way of learning a musical instrument. Lessons can work towards music examinations or simply focus on the enjoyment and accomplishment of learning to sing or to play a musical instrument. We would advise that beginners opt for a 20-30 minute lesson, increasing the lesson duration as they progress.

In September 2015 we lowered the cost of individual tuition for singing and for orchestral instruments. With funding from Arts Council England, we are investing in teaching so that in the longer term we see more young people playing in groups and ensembles. Over recent years we have seen a decline in the number of children learning instruments that can feed into our ensembles, particularly orchestral instruments. Please see the fees below for more information.

How much does it cost?

– Prices shown are for August 2016 – July 2017
– Group prices shown are per student
– 30-33 lessons are taught per year

Student Lessons (Ages 5-18)

Strings, Brass, Wind, Percussion and Voice

One to One:
20 minutes: £132 per term
30 minutes: £198 per term

Group:
3 in a Group for 30 minutes: £66 per term for the first year, £85 per term thereafter
2 in a Group for 30 minutes: £99 per term – includes first tuition book for free!

Piano/Electronic Keyboard, Guitar, Drums and Ukulele

One to One:
20 minutes: £149 per term
30 minutes: £220 per term

Group:
3 in a Group for 30 minutes: £66 per term for the first year, £85 per term thereafter (not available for Piano/Keyboard)
2 in a Group for 30 minutes: £99 per term – includes first tuition book for free!

Adult Lessons

One to One:
20 minutes: £169 per term
30 minutes: £250 per term
40 minutes: £330 per term

A PDF version of the fees list is available here

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For more information on any of this contact: hello@kent-music.com 

 

Bursaries

Financial assistance may be available to support music education for students who are attending a Local Education Authority or Academy School in Kent.

To find out if you are eligible to apply for a bursary, please see our Bursaries page.

Instrument Hire

Instrument hire is available for all students, with a reduced rate for students receiving tuition through Kent Music. Students will need an instrument prior to their first lesson, and to enable them to practice at home between lessons.

The majority of our students hire an instrument through us, making it much more affordable, saving the expense of buying an instrument. Our aim is to make good quality musical instruments available to students at very reasonable rates and Kent Music has a wide range of music instruments for hire.

How much does it cost to hire?

– Receiving lessons with Kent Music | £60 per academic year

– Hire only | £120 per academic year

If you would like to hire an instrument, please visit our Instrument Hire page to see the range of instruments on offer and to complete our application form.

For information on how to insure, repair and care for your instrument, or alternatively purchase a VAT-free instrument, please download a copy of our Parent Guide and Instrument Care Guide.

Ensembles

Singing in a choir or playing in an ensemble is an essential part of a students musical learning. To find out if there is a local music group at a Music Centre near you or to find out about our County Groups please click on the links.