Music Lessons in School

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Learn an instrument at school!

Music, like language, is a fundamental part of human existence and of the societies in which we live. The opportunity to learn to play an instrument enables children to participate in an activity which many will find to be one of the most formative experiences they have as they grow up, developing an interest and a skill which opens up so many possibilities now and in later life. A bonus is that involvement in music has been shown to have a positive effect on other aspects of development — social skills, language, physical coordination and emotional development.

Click here to see a short video from Music for Life.

Why choose Music for Life?

Music for Life offers children something special. We work inpartnership with over 100 music tutors who visit 130 schools teaching 4,000 children each week from complete beginners to some of the most accomplished young musicians in the UK. Two national independent reviews of school music services rated Music for Life an “outstandingly effective service” offering parents and schools “outstanding value”.

Instrumental lessons during the school day

Instrumental lessons take place during the school day, convenient for parents and meaning students become part of a wider community of young musicians in school, avoiding the isolation that can be felt when learning at home.Thousands of students take part in our extra curricularactivities — workshop days, concerts and groups, with many taking Associated Board exams. All tutors are DBS checked, and to work with Music for Life, tutors must be first class musicians and are required to meet professional performance standards.

Instruments offered

Lessons may be available on guitar, piano, keyboard and violin (usually suitable for Year 2 or above) cello, clarinet,saxophone, flute, cornet, trombone, trumpet and euphonium(usually suitable for Year 4 or above) bass guitar, drums andsinging (usually only available at secondary school). If we are unable to provide lessons on your first choice, we will contact you with the possibility of offering lessons on a second choiceif you specify one.

Click here for videos on a selection of instruments that are currently taught in school!

Course Fees

Specialist teaching of a musical instrument falls outside the National Curriculum, so there is a charge for lessons. This varies as some schools provide a subsidy, but up to date details of course fees for your school appear on our booking form here. Music for Life offers the facility to set up a monthly subscription which makes paying for music lessons so much easier! Support with fees may be available, so please get intouch with your school for details if you are in receipt ofIncome Support.

Book Lessons

Lessons can be booked online at where you will find much more information and a simple online booking form where you can make payment in full or set up a monthly subscription via our secure booking portal. The course length will be set automatically according to the time of year you book and how many lessons we would expect to provide during the remainder of the school year, but all new courses are only have a one term commitment period. After that, you may choose to try another instrument, cancel remaining lessons, or join the 95% of children who decide tocontinue with their course! Alternatively, please email and we will get back to you.

Recently, we have had great success in lessons online through Skype. If lessons are not possible in school or you would like some information regarding Skype lessons, please get in touch with us at or select the option of online lessons on the booking portal.



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The Quinta Primary School, Ullswater Road, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4LX