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Music lesson prices, timings and how to apply

Lessons held in schools across the borough

If your child goes to school in the borough, we can arrange for them to have music lessons during the school day at the school. Lesson times are set by the school to fit with their timetables so exact lesson times will vary from school to school. We deliver 10 lessons each term Apply for music lessons. You can see school term dates online

Lesson fees from September 2019

Most secondary schools

One to one lessons:

  • 20 minutes (for beginners) is £149 per term
  • 30 minutes (for intermediate) is £217 per term
  • 40 minutes (for advanced) is £290 per term

The Hollyfield School and Kingston Academy

  • One to one lessons: 25 minutes is £185 per term
  • Group lessons (two to four pupils): 25 minutes is £79 per term 

Most Primary and Junior schools

One to one lessons:

  • 20 minutes (for beginners) is £149 per term
  • 30 minutes (for intermediate) is £217 per term
  • 40 minutes (for advanced) is £290 per term

Group lessons (two to four pupils): 30 minutes is £95 per term

If your child has taken part in the Wider Opportunities Scheme (whole class instrumental lessons), then prices for the following year after wider opportunities are:

  • group lessons (two to four pupils): 30 minutes is £85.50 per term
  • one to one lessons: 20 minutes is £134.10 per term
  • one to one lessons: 30 minutes is £195.30 per term

Coombe Hill Junior, Latchmere School and St. Agatha's Primary School

We only offer group lessons at the above schools.  Please therefore tick this option on your application form.

Group lessons (two to four pupils): 30 minutes is £95 per term

Infant schools

Group lessons for recorder and ukelele (infant schools only): 30 minutes is £50 per term

Apply for music lessons

Before applying for music lessons, please read our terms and conditions. Then complete the online form. Once we have received your application we will contact you with further information, including how you can pay.

Musical Excellence Award

Kingston Music Service (KMS) has a scholarship programme which is a scheme to support and nurture our talented young musicians by providing them with a range of music opportunities to develop their wider musical skills.  The award includes:

  • an individual 30 minute lessons with KMS
  • compulsory attendance at a weekly KMS ensemble of a suitably challenging level, membership of theory and aural classes (membership fees included)
  • free trial of a second instrument for one term
  • solo performance opportunities at high profile events throughout the year
  • invitations to attend special projects, musical development opportunities and to go on trips to professional concerts
  • a named mentor who is the liaison between the scholar, family, music tutor, school and service

Applicants should be aged 10 to 14 and must be a minimum of grade 4 on their instrument.

The cost for the programme is £215 per term (a bursary of up to 60 per cent may be available for those on low income).

For further information and details of how to apply please email us.