Music Lessons

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.

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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.

Lesson prices for 2020-21:

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 2019 – July 2020
  • 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.

We aim to make our musical opportunities as accessible as possible to children and young people. To find out if you are eligible to apply for financial assistance, 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 2019 | Friday 25 October

Spring Term 2020 | Friday 21 February

Summer Term 2020 | Friday 29 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.

How to Apply

New students can register via the button below. You will need to register for an account upon completion your application.

Existing students will already have login details. We will be contacting all existing students with their account details on August 17th 2020, however if you wish to apply before that, please contact our Customer  Services team on customerservices@kent-music.com who will be able to provide you with your account details. Please do not create a new account if you are an existing Kent Music student, parent or carer.