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Our mission is to enable all young people in Hertfordshire to discover or develop their own unique musical voice and express themselves through the language of music.

The refreshed, simplified online request form is now available, however if you want to continue the great musical provision you recieved this year there is an option to select this - avoiding having to fill in the whole form again!

Order a service from Hertfordshire Music Service

The online brochure details all the services HMS can offer your school, and if you have any particular questions about our offer, please contact your Regional Manager.

Like all organisations, we are experiencing increased costs and financial pressures which we will need to reflect in our prices for September 2024. We have worked hard to keep any increase to a minimum and will continue to use our funding to subsidise the music services you need.

In addition, by working in partnership with the music sector and agreeing match funding, we are pleased to continue to make fully funded tuition, resources and support available to all schools including:

  • Digital music resources to all maintained schools and academies – fully funded options
  • Fully funded tuition for First Access, our whole class instrumental learning project for primary phase schools*
  • Get Playing projects – a fully funded opportunity for students to experience instrumental lessons with a free instrument loan*
  • Curriculum support for all schools – fully funded

*Subject to staff and instrument availability

The cost for our provision from 1 September 2024 is £49.92 per hour.

We have sent the 2024-25 brochure out to you so you have time to consider the services your school needs ahead of the deadline for requests of Friday 29 March 2024.

Fees for 2024-25

Activity Cost
Instrumental and vocal lessons
Tuition (administered and billed by HMS) See separate fees, parents apply to HMS
Tuition (administered and billed by school) £49.92 per hour, per teacher
Choirs and ensembles
Choir and ensemble tuition £49.92 per hour, per teacher
First Access
Tuition: One term for a single year group Fully subsidised
Tuition: Additional term (up to 11 sessions) £572 per term, per class
Tuition: Additional year group £572 per term, per class
Class instrument set hire £156 per set
Wellbeing, Arts Award and therapeutic music services
Creative Music Nurture Group £572 per term
Music Therapy £49.92 per hour
Funky Pie – SEND Arts Award Contact us
Open Orchestra Contact us
SEND Music Making Contact us
Key Stage 1 & 2: digital music resources
Sing Up Fully subsidised, or from £175* per year
Charanga Musical School Fully subsidised, or from £108* per year
*Cost depends on the number on roll at your school – contact us for more information
Key Stage 3 – 5: digital music resources (£350 subsidy will be applied to the total invoice by HMS)All prices quoted are the full cost per year
Sing Up From £175* per year
Herts Music Hub package deal
  • Focus on Sound PRO (Unlimited)
  • Soundtrap (50 seats)
  • Noteflight (50 seats)
Focus on Sound PRO £169 - £350*
Charanga Secondary – Unlimited licence £270
Soundtrap for Education (min 50 seats) £4.55 - £4.90 per seat
Noteflight Learn (min 50 seats) £1.70 per seat + £42 setup fee
Soundtrap/Noteflight Bundle (min 50 seats) £5.63 - £5.95 per seat + £37.80 setup fee
AuraliaFirst or MusitionFirst £149 - £499*
AuraliaFirst and MusitionFirst Bundle £229 - £749*
O-Generator £95 - £149* or £1 per seat for 300+ seats
Flat for Education (min 50 seats) £1.80 per seat
*Cost depends on the number ‘seats’ you require or students on roll – contact us for more information

Instrumental and vocal lessons: booked directly with HMS

Lesson Type Duration Cost per lesson in 2024-25
Individual 20 minutes £16.64
Individual 30 minutes £24.96
Shared 30 minutes £12.48 per student
Small Group (3-6 students) 30 minutes £8.32 per student