Music Tuition

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

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Latest Parents Newsletter - Spring 2021 click here!

Instrumental/vocal tuition at school -

If your child’s school is allowing in-person lessons and you normally pay for lessons through the school, please sign up by contacting the school and registering for tuition in the normal way.

Instrumental/vocal tuition at direct billing schools -

If your child’s school is allowing in-person lessons and you normally pay Music Partnership North directly, please follow this link to register your child for lessons.

Direct Billing Schools

High schools:
  • The Duchess's
  • King Edward VI
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Berwick Academy
  • Ponteland High
  • James Calvert Spence 
Middle schools:
  • Morpeth Middle Schools
  • Dr Thomlinson
  • Hexham Middle 
  • Berwick Middle 
  • Tweedmouth Middle
Primary and First schools:
  • Abbeyfields
  • Burnside 
  • Morpeth Stobhillgate 
  • St Robert's 
  • Belsay
  • Hugh Joicey
  • Berwick Holy Trinity
  • Lowick 
  • Darras Hall
  • Heddon on the Wall
  • Ponteland Primary


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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.

Water of Tyne play-a-long for violin

Learn to play Water of Tyne on violin. Our violin tutor Mrs Stephenson has created a YouTube playlist so you can learn as a beginner, and from grades 1-4! click here to view the full playlist.

We provide an extensive range of instrumental, vocal and whole class music tuition in schools. Please check with your child's school to see what tuition is available and the cost or call 01670 624045.

Music Partnership North recognise that everyone has been affected over the last 12 months. We are committed to supporting as many students as possible continuing with their musical journey and easing the financial burden that many families are facing. 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. This information will only be used for the purpose of deciding how much financial support we can offer and will not be shared with any third party. 

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. (It is expected that students will have attended a minimum of 7 out of 10 lessons to qualify for the discount).

The following organisations may offer grants for instruments or tuition:

 


Instrumental purchase scheme:

HMRC will allow parents to purchase an instrument free of VAT if a student is having music tuition in school. Please click here for an application form and instructions on how to apply.

We have a wide range of instruments available for hire, contact Charlotte.Dyson@northumberland.gov.uk for enquiries. 

Maintenance of Instruments

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, click here for the saxophone poster and click here for the clarinet poster.