Now that the government guidance on returning to schools in September has been published, our general approach is to ensure that we can continue to teach as many students as we can. We are working with schools and teachers to return to face-to-face activities in a safe manner as soon as we are able. In the meantime, we will be continuing to register online teaching until we can return to teaching in schools and music centres. Please find more information on how we’re ensuring access to music during COVID-19 here: https://www.kent-music.com/news/kent-music-and-covid-19-coronavirus/
We provide music lessons in schools and local music centres across Kent. 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.
All of our staff who work with children and young people have a current enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure & Barring Service and we run a programme of regular child protection training for our teachers.
Lessons at your school or at a Music Centre
Lessons are offered individually or in pairs 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 individual beginners opt for a 20-30 minute lesson, increasing the lesson duration as they progress and small groups opt for a 30 minute lesson.