Instrumental and Vocal Tuition:
We provide high quality instrumental and vocal lessons for all young people in your child’s school or nearest Music Centre.
What can I learn?
Piano and Keyboard
Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Recorder, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon
Trumpet/Cornet, French Horn, Baritone, Euphonium, Tenor Horn, Trombone, Tuba
Tuned and Untuned Orchestra Percussion; Drum Kit; Samba*; Steel Pans*
Classical, Acoustic, Electric, Bass
Theory and Aural
*These instruments are available to learn as part of an ensemble through Music Centre membership.
If you already play a musical instrument, then please visit our Music Centre page for more information on the benefits of performing with others.
How much does it cost?
Instrumental teaching (Parent Billing)
33 lessons per academic year
All fees are payable per term
|Individual lessons||20 minute||30 minute||40 minute|
Small group is for 2/3 pupils – up to Grade 2
Group is for 4 – 6 pupils – up to Grade 1
Where a Group is in the Music Centre, this can be a ‘membership’ ensemble
This provision is designed for beginners and for those following on from WCPM.
All teaching (School Billing)
Whole Class Practical Musicianship (WCPM) is charged at £330 per term per class for 33 sessions in a year
All teacher hours purchased by schools from BLTM billed at £42 per hour
This includes instrumental / ensemble / choir as well as instrumental / vocal lessons.
We offer a range of subsidies, including sibling discounts. Please see our fees for more information.
How can I learn?
We provide lessons in schools and our music centres.
We offer three main types of lesson, ranging from 20 – 45 minutes in length
We aim to deliver 33 lessons per year, split evenly depending on the length of the term
Group lessons are available where there are sufficient numbers of children of the same level of ability in the same School or Music Centre.
|Lesson Type||Availability||Recommended For|
|Individual Lessons||Schools and Music Centre||Beginners to Advanced|
|Small group lessons(2-3 students)||Schools and Music Centre||Beginner to grade 2 standard|
|Group lessons (4-6 students)||Music Centre and some schools||Beginners and those progressing from Whole Class Practical Musicianship|
Who will teach me?
Our tutors are all highly qualified professional musicians who:
– plan their lessons to ensure you make good progress
– attend regular training through the Music Service
– provide you with practice notes and updates on progress each week through the Purple
– provide you with feedback through our two annual Parents Consultation meetings
– prepare you for practical exams where appropriate
– will recommend additional ensembles, workshops and concerts for you to participate in
– are fully DBS checked
Will I do exams?
Our tutors help you to choose the right music for you to be working on to make sure you can make good progress. This can include preparing you for practical exams with ABRSM, Trinity, Rockschool and the London College of Music. They can also help you to prepare for your GCSE, BTEC and A-Level performance exams if this is appropriate.
Our Music Centres are registered as exam centres. For more information, see our exams page
Can I hire an instrument?
BLTM offers an instrument hire service. We also offer an Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme.
See below for more details.
How do I apply?
Complete the online application below or click here to download a form and return it to your Music Centre. We will then contact you to organise your tuition.
If your school is a school billing school, you should apply directly to them.
To apply for Instrumental Hire click here.
To apply for the Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme, click here.
|26th March 2018||27th March 2018||28th March 2018||
29th March 2018
Spring Term II endsSpring Term II ends
29th March 2018 N/A
Spring term II Teaching endsSpring term II Teaching ends
29th March 2018 N/A
|30th March 2018||31st March 2018||1st April 2018|
|2nd April 2018||3rd April 2018||4th April 2018||5th April 2018||6th April 2018||7th April 2018||8th April 2018|
|9th April 2018||10th April 2018||11th April 2018||12th April 2018||13th April 2018||14th April 2018||15th April 2018|
16th April 2018
Summer Term I CommencesSummer Term I Commences
16th April 2018 N/A
Summer Term I Teaching CommencesSummer Term I Teaching Commences
16th April 2018 N/A
|17th April 2018||18th April 2018||19th April 2018||
20th April 2018
Summer Term I Music Centre CommencesSummer Term I Music Centre Commences
20th April 2018 N/A
|21st April 2018||22nd April 2018|
|23rd April 2018||24th April 2018||25th April 2018||26th April 2018||27th April 2018||28th April 2018||29th April 2018|
|30th April 2018||1st May 2018||2nd May 2018||3rd May 2018||4th May 2018||5th May 2018||6th May 2018|