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How much do you pay for in-school instrument lessons please?

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thesecretmusicteacher Mon 27-May-13 20:12:52

in our area it's

£54/term for 20 minute group lessons
£154/term for 20 minute individual lessons
free place if on Free School Meals
£54/term for individual lesson for children with certain special needs.

I'd be really grateful if people could say what their school/LEA/music hub charges and ideally what area they are in. Thanks!

MrsShrek3 Mon 27-May-13 20:21:21

Only know about the options we have - ds and two others, 30 min lesson (but varies might be longer near perfs and exams) 17.50/month direct debit or £54/ 12 week term. slight saving on direct debit, worked out yearly.
when he gets above grade 2 will take him private out of school. DH a music teacher and we have many options wink

diamondsneezer Mon 27-May-13 20:24:51

£25 for half an hour. Independent school. We are looking at alternatives...

hellsbells99 Mon 27-May-13 20:27:35

£70 per term for 1st child/1st instrument. £50 per term for 2nd child or 2nd instrument. This is for 20 min individual lesson. At high school (now academy) in Cheshire West. Under the impression that this is subsidised through school rather than LEA - but could be wrong. HTH

MirandaWest Mon 27-May-13 20:28:11

DS and DD have lessons at school that are £6 for 20 minutes I think. Meant to be group lessons (DSs is) but there's only DD at her level so there's just her. Not sure if that will go up in September if it keeps being just her (she started last year at some point) but will wait and see.

MoreCrackThanHarlem Mon 27-May-13 20:29:01

£50 per term.
20mins, once a week.
Lesson with a partner of similar ability,

CrunchyFrog Mon 27-May-13 20:29:17

£230 per year, primary, group lesson. No subsidy for free school meals, which sucks.

yomellamoHelly Mon 27-May-13 20:31:26

£40 per term in a group of 3-5. Is a v slow pace when I think back to my own 1:1 lessons. Wouldn't be surprised if ds eventually gets bored of it.

MirandaWest Mon 27-May-13 20:31:42

We're in York btw which was county music service but changed hands around a year ago although using same people. Think it is cheaper for a larger group but is unusual to have that many people doing the same instrument at the same level iyswim. DS is year 4 and has lessons with year 6 so again not sure what will happen with his lessons next year. I pay by direct debit every 6 weeks although only from September until about April (I know I've paid my last one for the year)

SamsGoldilocks Mon 27-May-13 20:32:05

80 pounds a term, Sussex. Not sure about length of lesson /number of pupils.

DewDr0p Mon 27-May-13 20:34:11

£8 for a 20min individual piano lesson. Juniors.

Weegiemum Mon 27-May-13 20:36:42

Our dc have out of school lessons.

Dd1 - accordion £15/half hour (but we pay for her teacher who is a prof atte Scottish Conservatoire, and seal ways 10 mins over).

£15/45 mins for dd2 violin.

£20/hr for piano, dd1 and ds have 45 mins, dd2 30 mins.


We prioritise it but heck it costs!!!

VinegarDrinker Mon 27-May-13 20:38:37

Musicians Union recommended rates are approx £30ph minimum at the moment (so obviously divide by number of children).

However, the amount that the school or LEA subsidises this (and whether in fact they pay MU rates) varies massively around the country.

nohalfmeasures Mon 27-May-13 20:39:37

£252 per year through LEA.. Primary age. This is approx 1/2 hour in a group with 2 other children and includes the instrument. Paid by monthly direct debit.

lljkk Mon 27-May-13 20:39:45

Norfolk, about £50/term which includes violin hire, 10 minute group lessons usually for 2-4 pupils, 10 weeks of the term (but DD is having solo lessons because she's only one at her level).

thesecretmusicteacher Mon 27-May-13 21:24:13

fantastic, please keep them coming.

am reviewing the value for money that we (our parents!) are getting at our school.

PareyMortas Mon 27-May-13 21:26:56

£13 per half an hour for dd1 at school.
£13 per half an hour for DS privately out of school.

SaveMeNow Mon 27-May-13 21:27:14

£170 for 10 lessons (Prep school)

Madamecastafiore Mon 27-May-13 21:29:31

£120 a term for DS drums

£68 a term for DDs clarinet

stealthsquiggle Mon 27-May-13 21:30:52

I would have to check, but more than £200 per term (prep school). OTOH, he does do all his practice at school as well, which is a particular bonus now he has started playing drums grin

ShellingPeas Mon 27-May-13 21:34:45

Through local school music service: £90 for a 30 minute group lesson (term of 10 lessons); £90 for 20 minute individual lesson; additional £65 per 10 weeks for weekend ensemble sessions.

Through secondary school self-employed peripatetic teacher - £15 for 30 minutes.

South East based.

AWimbaWay Mon 27-May-13 21:35:24

£12 for 20 minutes one on one, primary school, North Yorkshire.

AWimbaWay Mon 27-May-13 21:39:34

Got that wrong, it's £11 for 20 minutes, if they teamed up with another pupil it would be £7.

missorinoco Mon 27-May-13 21:41:41

£9 for 15minutes. Glad I am not the only one paying that much.

RaspberryLemonPavlova Tue 28-May-13 00:12:53

DS2 £5 for group lesson (trombone) at Primary School, teachers from County Music Service. Am not entirely sure how long lesson is as she also fits in a brass ensemble to her time at school. About £60 a year to hire the trombone. Not ideal in terms of progress perhaps, but it suits us at present (he plays other instruments and is a chorister, no time!!) and it is only for another year. School also provides group recorder lessons with a peripatetic teacher free of charge for all who want them for the whole of Juniors. After school orchestra and woodwind ensemble are also free.

DS1 and DD at a secondary school which employs its own music teachers. Current prices £6.50 for 25 minute lesson either paired or single (or possibly small group). DS1 and DD have 2 lessons each, and in all cases there is no-one at their level or learning the same instrument so they have individual lessons. Instruments are £20 a term if needed. There is a wide range of school bands and ensembles, and there is a rule that you must play in a minimum of 1 band when you reach an appropriate level.

Nothing to do with either school but the County Music Service has a youth orchestra, and Junior and Senior Concert Bands which are all free.

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