Music Tuition

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

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Music 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 
Group of 3: £6.25 per lesson 

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 & conditions here. Any enquiries contact mpn@northumberland.gov.uk.
 

*Follow this link to register your child for lessons*

Depending on your school and tutor availability, MPN can deliver tuition on the instruments listed below. Your child may wish to learn more than one instrument!
 

  • Accordion 
  • Brass - Baritone Horn, Cornet, Euphonium, French Horn, Trumpet, Tenor Horn, Trombone, Tuba
  • Drum Kit
  • Guitar - Acoustic or Electric
  • Keyboard
  • Piano
  • Strings - Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp
  • Woodwind - Clarinet, Flute, Recorder, Saxophone, Bassoon, Northumbrian Pipes, Oboe
  • Ukulele
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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 to hire, (excluding keyboard 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 Guides


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 availability for music tuition please email mpn@northumberland.gov.uk

You will learn:

  • general musicianship
  • how to read music
  • how to play as a duo
  • a great way to meet new people and socialise while learning a new skill

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