How to apply online and pay for music tuition.
Most tuition is offered by our visiting teachers in schools around the county during the school day. However, there are also out of school opportunities for all ages.
We offer tuition in:
We offer 34 lessons in an academic year. Charges will be per lesson, charged termly in advance. The Music Service works on the old three term school year. Refunds will be made, if necessary at the end of the academic year.
Students will usually have lessons during the school day. For most instruments, we need at least five students in the group for lessons to start. However, we will start small groups of 3-4 pupils for 20 minute lessons while the teacher recruits more pupils into the longer lesson.
Students are given a record book so they know what to practise each week and to help communication with parents / carers. Students will be given the opportunity to work through our assessment system (up to and including grade 7 approximately); take graded 3 – 5 internal examinations and upper exams (grades 6 – 8) with Trinity College.
Charges and lesson lengths from 1 April 2017 (effective 24 April 2017)
The following charges will take effect from the 1st teaching week of the Summer Term 2017.
Tuition (per lesson)
|Description||Charges per lesson||Length in minutes|
|Group 7 - 9||£6.49||40|
|Group 5 - 6||£6.49||30|
|Group 3 - 4 (new groups only where group of 5-6 not recruited)||£6.49||20|
|Group 3 - 4||£9.49||30|
|Group 2 (shared lesson)||£9.49||20|
|Group 2 (shared lesson)||£13.99||30|
|Individual 20 minutes||£18.39||20|
|Individual 30 minutes||£27.26||30|
|Individual 40 minutes||£36.36||40|
|Individual 45 minutes||£40.89||45|
|Individual 60 minutes||£54.52||60|
A discount of 25% on the above prices will be given across all group sizes for tuition. (Instruments included in this group: Viola, French Horn, Oboe, Trombone, Double bass, Tuba, Bassoon)
Ensemble charges (charged termly ie Autumn, Spring and Summer)
|Ensemble||Length of ensemble||Termly charge|
|Primary choirs (eg, OYS, SOSC, SOYS)||1 hour||£39|
|Secondary Choirs||1.5 hours||£49|
|Single Ensembles||1.5 hours||£49|
|Music Centres||2.5 hours||£69|
|For Senior Students at Centre for Music:|
|Saturday morning group only||3.5 hours||£95|
|1 additional ensemble||Published rate of ensemble|
|Centre for Music pass*||£145|
|County (Level) Ensemble**||£78|
|* including Saturday morning and more than one additional ensemble|
|**OYBB, OYFE (Flute choir), OYCCC (Clarinet choir), OYBG (Brass Ensemble), Oxybaroxy|
Late cancellation fee £30
|All other instruments||£43|