Kent Music provide music lessons in schools and local music centres across Kent. Learning to sing or to play a musical instrument provides enormous benefits for young people in terms of their intellectual, social and emotional development. To find out more information on the social and academic benefits of music education, the role you can play in your child’s learning or for general information on lessons and ensembles, please download a copy of their Parent Guide.
Currently, individual music lessons are taking place on Zoom so that children can continue with their learning during this pandemic.
All staff who work with children and young people have a current enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure & Barring Service and there is a programme of regular child protection training for teachers.
Lessons at your school or at a Music Centre
Lessons are offered individually or in pairs and are delivered by professional musicians. We offer a wide range of instruments which is subject to the availability of teachers in your area.
Individual lessons can be tailored to the student’s needs while group lessons provide a fun and sociable way of learning a musical instrument. Lessons can work towards music examinations or simply focus on the enjoyment and accomplishment of learning to sing or to play a musical instrument. We would advise that individual beginners opt for a 20-30 minute lesson, increasing the lesson duration as they progress and small groups opt for a 30 minute lesson.
The ’Term’ relates to the ten-twelve week ‘Autumn’, ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer Terms’.
Lesson prices for 2019-20:
One to one: 20 minutes: £12 per lesson / £132 per term
One to one: 30 minutes: £18 per lesson / £198 per term
2 in a group for 20 minutes: £7.50 per lesson / £82.50 per term
2 in a group for 30 minutes: £9 per lesson / £99 per term
Prices shown are for August 2019 – July 2020
Group prices shown are per student
33 lessons are taught per year
Kent Music Financial Assistance
The Kent Music Financial Assistance Scheme for the academic year 2019/20 is available for children and young people aged 5 – 18 years, living in Kent (not Medway).
Applications for students living in Medway and attending the Kent Music, Medway Music Centre (if meeting the financial assistance criteria) may still apply for financial assistance but if approved the award will be made from the Kent Music discretionary fund.
Subject to the conditions and criteria set out in the Criteria document, successful applicants will receive 75% financial assistance up to a maximum of £100.00 per term (3 terms per academic year) towards the cost of one course of instrumental or vocal tuition for the academic year.
How to Apply?
Please download and complete the Kent Music application form. If you believe that you may be entitled to financial assistance, please complete the financial assistance form.
Please complete all relevant sections and return this form to:
Kent Music, 24 Turkey Court, Turkey Mill, Maidstone, ME14 5PP
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