Music Tuition Spring Term

To start music lessons you must register using the simple online form below: this will only need to be completed once, and tuition will continue each term unless you choose otherwise.

To start music lessons, please visit: 

The deadline for applications is Friday 20th November

The cost of instrumental lessons is £78.50 per term for a weekly 15 minute lesson or £157 per term for a weekly 30 minute lesson. GCSE music students receive a prepaid weekly 15 minute lesson as part of their course.

This is based on a total of 10 lessons taught during a term. Students who have opted for a GCSE music, in years 9, 10 and 11 are exempt from fees for a 15 minute lesson. However Year 11 only have their fees paid until the Easter Holidays when their exams start. After this date, it is assumed that they will cease tuition. If GCSE music students fail to attend their lessons on a regular basis, the school will withdraw the funding and parents will be liable for the cost of that tuition.

Parents/Carers should understand that the school enters into a financial commitment on your behalf and employs the peripatetic teachers for the forthcoming term. Any student wishing to stop instrumental lessons during a term will therefore not be entitled to a refund of the fees. Lessons missed due to school exams, illness or trips cannot be made up as a matter of course. However, we will try to re-schedule lessons where possible, provided enough notice is given.

If you wish to make a change to your lessons or stop lessons please contact our team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Instrumental teacher keeps a record of lessons received by your child, a report outlining his/her progress will be sent home with your child at the end of term.

Once your request has been confirmed, the Finance Office will set up a payment option on your Parent Pay account or if requested, issue a barcoded letter for payment at pay point machines. Your application should be finished before Friday 20th November, and payment should be made by Friday 27th November, please be aware that if your payment is not received by this date, your child will not be placed on the music tuition timetable for this term. You may apply for lessons at any time, however if you apply after out deadline you will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted about lessons when we start the process again in the following term.

The school has a range of instruments we are able to loan to students taking up lessons. If you are interested in borrowing one of our instruments please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can check our stock and reserve one for you. Alternatively, students can buy or hire their own instruments. Mann’s Music in Colchester and Essex Music Services both offer instrumental hire schemes.