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.

How much does it cost?

– Prices shown are for August 2017 – July 2018
– Group prices shown are per student
– 30-33 lessons are taught per year

Student and Adult Lessons

One to One:
20 minutes: £12 per lesson / £132 per term
30 minutes: £18 per lesson / £198 per term

Small group:
2 in a group for 20 minutes: £7.50 per lesson / £82.50 per term
2 in a group for 30 minutes: £9 per lesson / £99 per term

(Other lesson types available on request)

A PDF version of the 2017/18 fees list is available here

2016/2017 Fees List

For more information on any of this contact:

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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.


Kindermusik is an international research-based music and movement programme, designed to positively support your child’s development across all areas of learning. Kent Music and SureStart Children’s Centres are currently offering Kindermusik classes in the Maidstone area for children aged 0 – 5 years. Find out more.


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.

Cancelling lessons

A student can withdraw from lessons only at the end of a semester. Half a semester’s notice is required to enable Kent Music to give notice to the teacher. Withdrawals should be received by:

Summer Term 2017 | Friday 26 May

Autumn Term 2017 | Friday 20 October

Spring Term 2018 | Friday 9 February

Notice must be sent in writing by letter to Kent Music, 24 Turkey Court, Turkey Mill, Ashford Road, Maidstone ME14 5PP; or by email to Notice given verbally or in writing to the teacher will not be registered as notice.

Terms and Conditions

You can find our full Terms and Conditions in this section.

Instrument Hire