Instrument Lessons and Charges

Learning to play an instrument can be one of the most positive experiences you can have during your time at school. Not only do you have the opportunity to be able to impress your family and friends by being able to perform pieces of music, you will naturally develop the skills to be able to learn better in other subjects such as Maths and English. Music literally makes you SMARTER!

Whether you choose to play an instrument or to have vocal lessons, you will be given many opportunities to work with other people as you learn to perform with and alongside your peers, making solid and lasting friendships through the experience.

These vocal and instrument lessons, which are available to all students, are a separate chargeable service. The school commissions Dudley Performing Arts to provide this specialist music tuition – see full details below.

(Please note that we strongly advise any students taking GCSE Music to have a lesson on their chosen instrument of study. If you aren’t sure what this is, please speak to your Music teacher).

The 2019-20 Academic Year Charges are as follows:

Lesson TypeAnnual Cost (34 wks tuition)Cost per weekNotes
Group£262£7.71Group of 2 =20min lesson
Group of 3 = 25min lesson
Group of 4 = 30min lesson
Individual 15 mins (Piano)£305£8.97
Individual 20 mins£410£12.06
Individual 30 mins£620£18.24
Instrument hire£79£2.32See terms & conditions No. 8
Subsidy for pupils on Free School Meals - is at the school's general FSM/Pupil Premium subsidy rate of 50% and is only available against group lessons (unless agreed directly with Miss Hackett). Please contact the school finance office for details email: or tel: 01384 812302

Before applying please ensure you read/review the following documents:

  • To pay for your child’s instrumental lessons online, please follow this link: Online Payments