We offer individual lessons in a wide range of instruments as detailed below, from beginner to grade 8 and beyond and we are always happy to advise should you or your child need help choosing an instrument. Our charges for 2022/23 are £25.75 for a 30 minute lesson and £40 per term for instrument hire should this be needed. Additional charges for books or accessories may be incurred as necessary for lessons.
If you are interested in our Music Tuition Scheme (financial support for individual music lessons) including how to apply, please see below.
Please click here to apply for individual music lessons for your child
Please click here for instrument hire
|Harmonium||Double Bass||Bassoon||Trombone||Music Technology|
We act as a music examination centre for the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM), Trinity College London and the London College of Music Examinations (LCME) and hold termly exams for pupils who have lessons with us. Anticipated dates for the current academic year are:
ABRSM: 13 – 16 March
Trinity College London: 21 March
LCME: 17 March
ABRSM: 19 – 22 June
Trinity College London: 26 – 28 June
LCME: 29 – 30 June
Further information including charges for the examination entry can be found on the application form (distributed by the music teacher) or via the individual exam board websites. If piano accompaniment is required, our charges are as follows:
|Grade 1 - £16.00||Grade 2 - £17.50||Grade 3 - £19.00||Grade 4 - £22.00|
|Grade 5 - £25.50||Grade 6 - £30.00||Grade 7 - £35.00||Grade 8 - £49.00|
|Diploma:||IMT hourly rate|
Terms and Conditions
Time and place of lessons
All face-to-face lessons will take place at the Loughborough Schools Foundation, and any remote lessons will take place via MS Teams and in accordance with Foundation protocols for remote learning. Lessons take place at a time agreed between the teacher and school; this may vary from week to week according to the rota system. Fixed lessons are limited in availability and priority for fixed lesson times is given to:
1. Pupils in Y12 and Y13 (lessons in private study periods or outside curriculum time)
2. Pupils in Y11 (lessons outside curriculum time)
3. Pupils with identified additional learning needs, as required
4. Pupils learning more than one instrument (we make every effort to avoid pupils being timetabled for multiple instrumental lessons in curriculum time in any week)
Fees & charges
Billing is applied in arrears to your school fees note. Fees that are applied to your account will be for lessons timetabled. For example, if your child has been scheduled for 9 lessons during the summer term, you will be billed for 9 lessons. Additional costs for sundries, such as reeds, sheet music, strings etc. will also be added to your school fee note. The schools reserve the right to suspend lessons in the event of non-payment by the due date.
All instruments brought into school should be insured by parents, including instruments on hire from the school or from an outside organisation. This can usually be done under the ‘all risks’ section of a general household insurance policy.
Please ensure that you provide the Music Manager with two academic weeks’ notice if there is a time or date that your child cannot be scheduled for a music lesson. Scheduled lessons that re missed through a pupil’s unplanned non-attendance will be charged for. Please note if your child is absent from school due to illness, they may not come into school for individual music lessons, but remote lessons may be possible by agreement.
Notice to discontinue
Lessons may be discontinued at the end of any school term. Notice to discontinue lessons must be given in writing (which includes email) to the Music Office by the beginning of the half term holiday of the term at the end of which you wish the lessons to cease. Notice given later than this will be deemed to apply to the following term. You will receive written confirmation to acknowledge when music lessons will cease. If you do not receive a letter within 2 weeks of giving notice, please contact the Music department.
During study leave, when pupils are not required on site, we will assume that they will not attend instrumental lessons. However, pupils may opt in for face-to-face lessons as and when they can attend, and remote learning may also be possible in these circumstances.
Please note that for Y6 pupils continuing to LGS, LHS or LAS lessons will continue unless and until you submit notice to discontinue.
*If you undertake lessons through the Summer Starter Scheme, you undertake to pay for the lessons arranged for the Summer term but no notice to discontinue will be required. If your child wishes to then continue in the Autumn term, we will issue you with a new contract when the above full terms and conditions will apply.
Giving Notice Deadline Dates for 2023/24
Spring Term 2023: The deadline date to cease lessons at the end of the Spring Term is Friday 10 February 2023
Summer Term 2023: The deadline date to cease lessons at the end of the Summer Term is Friday 26 May 2023
Autumn Term 2023: The deadline date to cease lessons at the end of the Autumn Term is Friday 20 October 2023
Spring Term 2024: The deadline date to cease lessons at the end of the Spring Term is Friday 9 February 2024
Notice to increase fees
The fees will be reviewed from time to time and may be increased by such amount as the governors consider necessary and reasonable. We endeavour to give at least a term’s notice of any increased in the fees due for a particular term and in any event shall give you notice of any such increases not later than the beginning of the half term holiday of the preceding term.
Updated March 2023
Music Tuition Assistance Scheme
In recognising that a music education is important, we also want to ensure that barriers to taking up an instrument are not insurmountable.
Designed to support our instrumental teaching programme by offering financial assistance for individual music lessons at Loughborough Schools Music. Support may be available to enable those receiving means-tested financial assistance from the schools to access our exceptional instrumental teaching. If you feel that you may be eligible, please contact the Music Manager directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have limited finance available for this scheme, which only exists due to the generosity of our current donors. Should you feel you are able to help, by making a single donation, or a regular gift, please use the links below.
Payable to: Loughborough Schools Foundation
Sort Code: 60-14-10
Account Number: 89170873
Reference: Your name / MTAS
Download and print our GiftAid Form
then make your cheque payable to: ‘Loughborough Schools Foundation’
Send donations to: Freepost Plus RRYK-CKJE-EETG
Loughborough Schools Foundation
No 3 Burton Walks
If you are a UK taxpayer, Loughborough Schools Foundation receives an additional £25 for every £100 you give. If you pay income tax at the higher rate, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return, if you want to receive the additional tax relief due to you. Learn more about GiftAid