What about payment?

Our office team will contact you to take payment once the form has been submitted. Alternatively, you can pay online via Shropshire Council's website. Full details are in the sign-up form. Payment is due in advance each term.

How much do lessons cost?

Group rate (per lesson): £8.67

Individual rates (per lesson): 

  • 15 Minutes - £13.00
  • 20 Minutes - £17.34
  • 25 Minutes - £21.67
  • 30 Minutes - £26.00

Are any subsidies or discounts available?

Yes - students in receipt of free school meals are entitled to a 50% reduction up to a maximum of £50 per term.

Do you provide books and materials?

Yes! All beginners are given free booklets which take them up to grade 1 level. For some instruments, you can also access online video content in between lessons - please ask your teacher for details.

Can my child join a band or orchestra?

Yes! We run a full ensemble programme FREE of charge, which gives students at all levels the opportunity to play and perform with others.

Can we hire an instrument?

Yes! We have a range of affordable hire options to help your child with their practice outside of lessons.

How many lessons will my child have?

We usually deliver 34 instrumental lessons each academic year. These are split between the three school terms and take place during our published 'teaching weeks'.

When and where will the lessons take place?

Most lessons take place weekly, in school, during the normal school day. Some lessons are also available outside these times at our centre in Shrewsbury.

Can I request a particular teacher?

Unfortunately not, as teachers are allocated based on availability and location.

What if my child misses a lesson?

The teacher will usually do their best to 'make up' any missed lessons, but this may not always be possible.

What if their teacher misses a lesson?

If your child's teacher is absent, for example due to sickness, they may use the scheduled 'make-up weeks' or offer a double-length lesson at another time to rectify this. If this isn't possible, your account will be credited for any lessons not received.

What if my child wants to stop having lessons?

Please inform our office if you would like to cancel your child's lessons. We require six weeks notice which is roughly one half-term. This period is chargeable whether your child attends their lessons or not.