Music lessons for adults
All arrangements for music lessons are subject to change in accordance with COVID restrictions. In the event of music centre closures lessons will be online.
Kingston Music Service provides a range adult music tuition in the borough including:
Group keyboard lessons for all abilities (daytimes and evenings)
Group guitar lessons for all abilities (evenings)
Individual lessons on many different instruments
Kingston Wind Orchestra - a woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble for adults
Blues route to Jazz - an informal group of instrumentalists exploring improvisation
The majority of our adult tuition will take place at the Hook Music Centre on a Wednesday however you can still apply for individual music lessons at any of our other music centres:
Group Keyboard and Guitar Lessons
Lessons will take place on a Wednesday at The Hook Centre and the sessions will last for an hour each. There will be a maximum of 10 places available in each group. The schedule is as follows:
Group Piano/Keyboards - Daytime Beginners (Wednesday)
Group Piano/Keyboards - Daytime Intermediate (Wednesday)
Group Piano/Keyboards - Daytime Advanced (Wednesday)
Group Piano/Keyboards - Evening Beginners (Wednesday)
Group Piano/Keyboards - Evening Intermediate (Wednesday)
Group Guitars - Evening Beginners (Tuesday)
Group Guitars - Evening Intermediate (Tuesday)
Individual Music Lessons
Lessons can be individual 20, 30 or 40 minutes long and take place at evenings and weekends at our music centres. Lessons are invoiced in advance in 10 week blocks.
Please refer to our Fees and Payment section for current fees.
Kingston Wind Orchestra
Kingston Wind Orchestra is our ensemble for adults. Catering for beginners as well as those have have learnt in the past and would like more opportunities to play, this will be a fun and informal group of woodwind, brass and percussion players who meet four times a term to practice some enjoyable repertoire.
Led by Emma Hartley, who has many years conducting experience, there are no entry requirements other than basic music reading skills. Enthusiasm is key and a willingness to make music with others!
Blues Route into Jazz
Suitable for most instruments, these workshops offer the opportunity to build on your skills and knowledge within a band environment. The sessions will explore a range of tunes covering the essential scales and chords while developing arrangements through improvisation.
Newcomers to blues and jazz are welcome, as well as musicians who would like to progress through improvisation.