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Some schools manage their own music lesson billing. In those cases, contact the school direct. We manage billing directly with all other schools.

School-billed schools

If your child's school is listed here, please contact the school to arrange instrumental music lessons.

  • Aldbury CE Primary School, Tring (925)
  • Barnwell School (108)
  • Batchwood School (643)
  • Breakspeare School (884)
  • Broxbourne Secondary School (275)
  • Chauncy School (303)
  • Chorleywood Primary School (686)
  • Cranbourne Primary School (294)
  • Dewhurst St Mary CE Primary School (359)
  • George Street Primary School (825)
  • Goffs Oak Primary School (355)
  • Hartsbourne Primary School (684)
  • Hitchin Boys' School (030)
  • Hunsdon JMI School (318)
  • John Warner School (277)
  • Knights Templar School (001)
  • Laurance Haines School (722)
  • Little Heath Primary School (567)
  • Martins Wood Primary School (155)
  • Micklem Primary School (844)
  • Mount Grace School (651)
  • Oxhey Wood Primary School (770)
  • Parmiter's School (760)
  • Presdales School (301)
  • Richard Hale School (245)
  • Roselands Primary School (297)
  • Shephalbury Park Primary (146)
  • Simon Balle School (246)
  • Skyswood Primary School (462)
  • St Albert The Great RC Primary School (854)
  • St Mary's CE First, Northchurch (916)
  • St John The Baptist (316)
  • Thorley Hill Primary School (211)
  • Walkern Primary School (198)
  • Warren Dell Primary School (772)

If your child's school is not on this list, you can register for lessons with us.

 

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Login for online lessons

If we've confirmed that you've been assigned a musictutors.co.uk account, this info is for you.

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If you have any issues, please contact your music centre.

 

Types of lesson

There are 3 types of instrumental lesson available:

  • Individual lessons: one to one lessons lasting between 15-60 minutes each week. Each lesson is planned specifically for your child and after only a few lessons they will be ready to join one of our music centre ensembles.
  • Shared lessons: two pupils learn an instrument together. Lessons are planned to meet the needs of both pupils. They will be invited to join a music centre ensemble after just a few lessons!
  • Small group lessons: these lessons normally last 30 minutes. Pupils learn new skills together whilst our expert teachers plan their lessons to account for the needs of each pupil. At least 3 pupils are required to begin a small group lesson.

 

Lesson costs

Here are the fees for our lessons. We bill for 11 lessons per term.

Some schools offer different lesson types and durations which are detailed within the registration process.

Music lesson costs
TypeDurationCost per lessonCost per term

Individual

 20mins

 £14

 £154

Individual

 30mins

 £21

 £231

Shared

 30mins

 £10.50

 £115.50

Small group

 30mins

 £7

 £77

 

Instruments, equipment and exams

Will my child need an instrument?

Yes, you should arrange to hire or buy an instrument before the first lesson. HMS offers a small number of instruments for loan at a subsidised rate, but there are numerous instrument retailers that run a ‘loan to buy’ scheme that make high quality instruments affordable and they can be delivered to your door.

It is a good idea to hire string instruments in particular as your child will quickly outgrow the different sizes, depending on what age they start.

 

Are there any age restrictions on starting instruments?

There are not any age restrictions, however some schools request that pupils start learning once they reach Year 3. Your child can start learning from any age at all HMS music centres.

Below is a very approximate age guide to starting certain instruments. Each individual child's development is an important factor so please discuss the suitablility of starting certain instruments with us if you're not sure.
 

  • Age 4-5 onwards: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass (they make 1/8th, 1/10th and even 1/16th sized string instruments!), Piano/Keyboard, Recorder.
  • Age 6-7 onwards: Guitar (Electric/Classical), Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Cornet, Trombone (lighter, plastic brass instruments are available), Drum Kit/Percussion.
  •  Age 8-9 onwards: Saxophone, larger Brass instruments, Voice, Harp.

Will my child need any books or music?

Yes, music books are important to help your child progress in their learning. Your child’s teacher will let you know which book is most suitable for your child, and where to buy it from. Most books will last for the first 6-12 months of learning and many have exam pieces included. Online music shops usually keep a stock of the most popular books which can be posted to you.

You will be provided with an HMS practice book to keep a log of what to practice and chart your progress!

 

Will my child miss class time for their music lessons?

If you select lessons at your child’s school, then it is likely they will miss some class time. HMS teachers make every effort to ensure pupils don’t miss the same class each week, and music lessons can actually significantly benefit academic learning. HMS teachers liaise with each school they teach at regularly to keep updated on pupil progress.

 

When will my child take an exam?

Your child’s teacher will inform you if your child is ready for an exam. You do not have to complete exams on any instrument to join a music centre ensemble. Exams may not be suitable for every child – the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy making music!

More about music exams

Payments and invoices

How do I pay my bill?

An invoice will be sent, usually by email which will have all the necessary payment instructions. If your child’s lessons are arranged by the school, please contact the school office.

 

If I have a question about my invoice, who do I contact?

All invoice queries for lessons at a school or music centre should be emailed to the relevant address found in Section 12 of the Terms and Conditions.

 

If my child misses a lesson, will I get a refund?

We must receive 4 weeks notice if you need to cancel a lesson for any reason. Consideration will be given to missed lessons for medical appointments. If the required notice is not given, the lesson will be charged for and not rescheduled.

Full terms and conditions

 

Help logging in

If you need a new account

Go to the music lesson sign up page.

If required, set up a new ‘Schooble’ account - otherwise go to Step 2.

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Click on ‘Create an account’.

  1. Enter your email address
  2. Click on ‘send verification code’
  3. Open a new page/tab on your device and go to your email account.
  4. The verification code should appear in your inbox.  Please double check spam/junk folders.
  5. Paste the verification code into the field on Schooble.
  6. Click the ‘verify code’ button that appears. This must be clicked for the process to work.
  7. You can then set up your password (complete both password boxes)
  8. Then press ‘Create’.

You will then need to log back into your newly created account and apply for lessons.

Help to register for lessons

Sign in with your email address and password.

1. Click on ‘Enrol for an activity’.

2. Select your venue and then on the drop-down menu select ‘name of school’ or ‘name of music centre’ (this is either the music centre or school you currently have lessons at – please ensure you select the correct school!)

  • Select the 'Start as soon as possible'.
  • On the lesson drop down select lesson type eg. Piano.
  • Select lesson duration, for example ’Individual 20 minute’.
  • Click on ‘Next’.

3. Select ‘Enrol a new pupil’ and complete the contact details. Click on ‘Next’.

4. Complete parent/guardian details. Click on ‘Next’.

5. Registration page – nothing to complete. Click on ‘Next’.

6. Select drop down option for photo consent. Click on ‘Next’.

7. Ensure that you click on ‘Edit payer details’ on this page. Complete the details and click on ‘Update’.

8. Click on terms and conditions at the bottom of the page and then tick box to agree.

9. Click on ‘Enrol’.

You should then receive an email confirming that you have enrolled a new pupil.

Your application will then be received and processed as soon as possible.

Once your application is processed, we will send you confirmation of your Musictutors account with details of how to login and set up your first lesson online.

 

 

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