About Kingston Music Service

Kingston Music Service (KMS) offers a range of music activities for young people and adult learners at home, in school and at four music centres across the borough.KMS is a Local Authority service which receives core funding from Arts Council England. It is the lead organisation that oversees the delivery of music education in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.

What do we offer IN SCHOOLS?

We provide individual instrumental and vocal tuition in primary and secondary schools across the borough. We also offer whole class instrumental tuition in partnership with a number of local schools. Provision varies according to our arrangements with each school so please contact us to find out what’s on offer.

What do we offer at our MUSIC CENTRES?

We have music centres in Coombe, Kingston, Tolworth and Hook. These operate after school and on Saturday mornings, with some adult tuition available during the day. At these venues we offer a wide range of activities including individual and small group lessons; theory and music technology classes and ensemble activities including music clubs, bands, orchestras and choirs.

What do we offer ONLINE?

For those wanting to learn from the comfort of their own home, we provide a range of online lessons. As well as individual lessons, we also offer family lessons where adults and children learn an instrument or take singing lessons together.

What else do we offer?

We operate an instrument hire service, have a recording studio available to hire at the Hook Centre in Chessington.


KMS works in partnership with the following organisations in addition to local schools:

KMS is a member of the UK Association for Music Education - Music Mark - and the South West London Music Education Partnership.

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Kingston Music Service

Address: Hook Centre
Hook Road

Telephone: 020 8547 5050