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Music Lessons

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 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.

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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.

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

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

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

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, click here.

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.

How much does instrument hire cost?

Receiving lessons with Kent Music | £60 per academic year

Hire only | £120 per academic year

Visit our Instrument Hire page for more details.

Financial assistance may be available to support music education for students who are attending a Local Education Authority or Academy School in Kent. Students will also receive free instrument hire. To find out if you are eligible to apply for a bursary, please see our Financial Assistance page.

A student can withdraw from lessons only at the end of term (Autumn, Spring and Summer). Half a term’s notice is required to enable Kent Music to give notice to the teacher. Withdrawals should be received by:

Autumn Term 2017 | Friday 20 October

Spring Term 2018 | Friday 9 February

Summer Term 2018 | Friday 25 May

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

You can find our full Terms and Conditions here.