Instrumental and vocal lessons

Learning to sing and play an instrument has so many benefits for children and young people. Music education improves academic skills, increases self-esteem, develops social and physical skills, and so much more. 

Why choose us?

  • Suffolk County Music Service engages thousands of children and young people in music every year, both in and outside of school.
  • We have a fantastic team of professional tutors who are specialists in their discipline. 
  • We are a trusted service, part of the Children and Young People's Services Directorate of Suffolk County Council.
  • We offer in-house exams for Grades 1 to 5.

Lesson options

We offer one-to-one, individual lessons for children and young people aged 8-21.

Lessons are available on a wide range of Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Strings and Woodwind instruments.

If you're a complete beginner and this is your first time learning an instrument, please contact us before you sign up.

Lesson details

Since April 2020 we are delighted to offer online lessons to enable children and young people to continue making music at home during the Covid-19 outbreak. Lessons are delivered using Microsoft Teams.

One-to-one lessons are 20 minutes or 30 minutes duration. 20 minute lessons are ideal for beginners and those in their early stages of learning.

Lessons take place during term-time, Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. We can also offer some lessons on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.

For the academic year 2020-2021 lessons cost:

  • £17.50 each lesson for 30 minutes
  • £12.50 each lesson for 20 minutes

How to pay

Lessons are payable termly in advance.

You can pay by credit/debit card online via Suffolk County Council music payments. Please select 'Instrumental and Vocal Tuition' in the search box, then choose 'part term fee'.

Please do not make any payment until you have received formal notification of payment details from a member of the Business Support Team at the County Music Service.

Sign up for online lessons

Complete our online lessons consent form to sign up.

Before you sign up please read our online lessons terms and frequently asked questions.

If you wish to cancel, five lessons written notice will be required to terminate lessons. Please email county.musicservice@suffolk.gov.uk.

Contact us

Contact us if you have any questions. You can phone us at 01473 263400 or email county.musicservice@suffolk.gov.uk.

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