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Music Tuition

Kimberley School Extra Curricular

Instrument lessons take place once a week during the school day, and are 20 minutes long. Students can choose to have individual or a shared lesson with one other student. For students having shared lessons, we place them with students of similar ability wherever possible. Lessons are on a rotation timetable to ensure that students miss different lessons each week. Timetables can be found on the music department noticeboard, and are also shown on student notices during morning registration each day.  Or on Student Notices on The Kimberley School website from the afternoon of the day before.


Instruments Offered

Music Tuition Costs and Exemption

Fees are charges PER TERM and are fixed for the academic year.

£118  Private Lessons

£59    Shared Lessons (two students)

£15    Instrument Hire (please ask for availability)

£20    Instrument Deposit (refundable upon return subject to condition)

We are also able to subsidise instrumental lessons in the following instances:

  • Where students are receiving Pupil Premium funding

  • Where students are receiving Free School Meals

  • Where the parent can provide evidence of an NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate

For these students we are able to offer free shared lessons plus free instrument hire on one instrument. If the students wishes to learn a second instrument, this will need to be paid for.

Lessons are paid for in advance of each term via the school payment system, ParentPay.

The payment covers for a minimum of 10 Lessons per term. See Music Policy for more details.

How to apply for instrumental lessons

If your child is interested in having lessons, please fill out our application form by following the link below (please note the allocation of lessons is based on availability of places).

LINK Music Application Forms

Hyper link - Music Tuition Application Process & Terms and Conditions

If there is a place available for your child, you will receive an email from our Arts Technician with further instructions of how to pay or confirm your lesson. Please do not attempt to make any payments until you have received this email.


Continuing Students

Students who pay for their lessons will receive an invoice by email to request payment. We kindly request that payments be made by the deadlines in the link below to ensure your child’s place.

Those who receive free lessons will also receive a Lesson Allocation email, and will need to respond to the email in order for your child to continue with their lessons. Please see the deadlines for consent in the link below.

LINK: Dates for Music Fee Payments & Confirmation Excel Doc


Musical Instruments

You can hire instruments per term at a charge £15, plus a £20 deposit which will be refunded when instrument is returned in good condition.  You can bring in your own instrument; you will need to let us know the Make/Model /Serial No. for our records. (this information can be entered on the application form).  There is no instrument hire for piano, keyboard, drums and vocal lessons. The peripatetic music teacher will be notified if your child needs to hire an instrument. It may take 2 to 3 weeks for an instrument to be sorted when they first start, in the meantime they will have an instrument to use for their lesson.  There is a storage room in the music department with storage facilities where instruments can be left safely during the school day.  It is your child’s responsibility to ensure their instrument is stored correctly and safely.

Additional information

  • Registers are taken during each lesson, and attendance is monitored by the department. Where lessons are missed by the student, parents will be notified by text. Please also see the music policy and terms and conditions for further information regarding this.

  • Reports are given at the end of each academic year by the instrumental teacher, to inform you of your child’s progress.

  • Students can be entered for exams if they wish, and if their teacher feels this right for the student.

If you have any queries, please contact

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