Music lessons are taught on a one-to-one basis by visiting professional tutors and tuition is available for all orchestral instruments, along with classical guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum kit, piano, and voice.
Lessons and Cost
The duration of each lesson is 30 minutes and will take place during normal school hours. Lesson times will rotate each week to minimise disruption to curriculum lessons and pupils are expected to catch up on any missed work. Parents of Year 7 pupils, and those further up the school who are beginners, have the option to commence with 20 minute lessons initially and teachers will advise parents if changes are necessary to the lesson duration. Year 7 pupils who have achieved Grade 1 or have been learning an instrument for at least one year are strongly encouraged to commence with 30 minute lessons from the outset.
Throughout the academic year (approximately 38 weeks) 33 lessons will be provided as standard. Parents are asked to pay for these lessons by setting up a Standing Order over an 11 month period from September through to July. The monthly cost for lessons will be collected on the first day of each month (barring August). Parents can ‘sign up’ for lessons at any time during the academic year, but tuition will only commence once the first payment is received. Any changes to music fees in subsequent years will be made at the beginning of the academic year and parents will be notified in the previous Summer Term of any price increases.
Where pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium, financial support is available to assist with music tuition fees. If this is the case parents should contact the Music Department (applications will be treated in the strictest confidence). The Music Department should be informed if circumstances change and pupils are no longer eligible for free lessons.
For further information on lesson cost and payment, please visit the Music Department website: http://musicbcs.weebly.com/instrumental-lessons.html
The Music Tuition Contract
Parents will be charged for all lessons throughout the academic year even when a pupil cannot make a lesson for a valid reason (school trip, illness, examinations, etc). However, if parents are aware of any clashes, they are asked to inform the Music Administrator at school (email@example.com) with as much notice as possible. The School will then endeavour to rearrange lessons accordingly, so that parents are not paying for missed lessons. Please note it will not always be possible to rearrange lessons and on these occasions parents will be liable for the cost. If an instrumental teacher is absent for any reason, parents will be liable for the cost and the lesson will be rescheduled.
Click below to view the Music Tuition Contract:
Cancellation of Lessons
If parents wish to discontinue lessons at any point, one calendar month’s notice will be required in writing. This should be sent to the Music Administrator either via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in writing c/o The Finance Office.
Timetables for all lessons are displayed in the Music Centre entrance and can also be found on the Music Department’s website via the link below:
It is the pupil’s responsibility to turn up at the correct time and parents are asked to ensure their son/daughter checks the timetable each week. Please note that times of lessons will change weekly and sometimes last minute changes are unavoidable (not displayed on the website).
Applying For Music Lessons
If you wish your son/daughter to receive tuition, please complete the form in the link below and send it to the Music Administrator either via email (email@example.com)or via post c/o the Finance Office.
Once the application form has been received you will be sent a Standing Order Form to forward to your Bank. Once the first payment is received your child will be notified when lessons are to commence.