Instrumental and Vocal Lessons in Music Centres

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.

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. We also have a limited number of piano and vocal lessons available.  

Lesson details

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 will take place every week, in line with our Music Centre activity dates. 

For the academic year 2022-2023 lessons cost:

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

Lessons are payable termly in advance.  We do not offer a refund or credit a lesson if you child is unable to attend (unless in exceptional circumstances).

From January 2023 any new pupils will only be eligible to apply for Remission of Fees for these lessons if they are a member of one of our weekly SYM Ensembles.  This will apply to all pupils from September 2023.

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.

To register your interest in lessons, please complete the enquiry form.

In April 2020 we introduced online lessons to enable children and young people to continue making music at home during the Covid-19 outbreak. Lessons were delivered using Microsoft Teams.  We are now delighted to announce that all lessons have returned to face-to-face tuition, which we offer at our regional Music centres. However, we recognise that some of our students face significant difficulties in attending a face-to-face lesson at one of our regional music centres. In these instances, we are prepared to discuss the possibilities of having an online lesson. Please contact us to discuss this option.

Contact us

Contact us if you have any questions. You can phone us at 01473 263400 or email

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