Music Tuition

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS: Register your child here for instrumental lessons, financial assistance, and adult education.

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN ATTENDING ONE OF OUR DIRECT BILLED SCHOOLS

To check if your child's school is direct billed click here.

Lessons take place during the school day and up to 33 weeks of tuition will be delivered over the school year.

Group sizes and costs

Individual 30-minute lesson: £17.50 per lesson
Individual 20-minute lesson: £12 per lesson
Group of 2: £8.75 per lesson (for year 5 and over)
Group of 3: £6.25 per lesson (for beginners to year 3-4)

Please note that if you opt for a group lesson of 2 or 3 and there are insufficient numbers to make the group, you will be offered an alternative option.

Parents will receive an invoice from MPN on a termly basis. Please note once lessons have started there will be no refunds. Any adjustments where we are unable to deliver lessons, will be made at the end of term and will show on your next invoice. Please read our full terms and conditions here. Any enquiries contact lesley.scott@northumberland.gov.uk.

Follow this link to register your child for lessons.

MPN BURSARY SCHEME:

Through funding received from the Arts Council Cultural Recovery Fund, Music Partnership North are providing a limited amount of financial assistance to families who have been directly affected by Covid-19. To apply parents must complete a short application form. Click here to access the application form. If you require any further assistance, please contact Fiona.Johnstone@northumberland.gov.uk


Many schools will offer financial assistance to students in receipt of pupil premium, which can be used towards the cost of instrumental lessons. Parents should enquire with their school about this.

A discount of £30 per term is available to students having music lessons with a Music Partnership North tutor as part of a GCSE or A-level course. (This will be applied on your invoice)


The following organisations may offer grants for instruments or tuition

Instrument purchase / loan

We have a wide range of instruments available for loan, excluding guitar, keyboards, and drum kit. Contact Charlotte.Dyson@northumberland.gov.uk for enquiries. 


Instrument purchase scheme

Various musical notes. Text says Hey! Did you know? You can purchase your child's musical instrument through us without having to pay VAT

HMRC will allow parents to purchase an instrument free of VAT if a student is having music tuition in school (certain exclusions apply). 


Maintenance of Instruments


Share your views

If your child is currently having instrumental/vocal lessons with us, we would appreciate it if you could complete this short questionnaire below. This will help us to improve our services and ensure that we offer the best musical opportunities.

It's never too late to learn an instrument! If you're an adult and would like to find out more about current classes running, please email Lesley.Scott@northumberland.gov.uk

Our woodwind courses will teach you the clarinet or saxophone basics. Both beginner and intermediate groups are available! You will learn:
  • general musicianship
  • how to read music
  • how to play as part of an ensemble
  • a great way to meet new people and socialise while learning a new skill

To find out more information, email Lesley.Scott@northumberland.gov.uk