Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Voice - all voices

Piano and Keyboard         

Strings - Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

Woodwind - Recorder, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Harmonica (Chromatic), Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone

Brass - Trumpet/Cornet, French Horn, Baritone, Euphonium, Tenor Horn, Trombone, Tuba

Percussion - Tuned and Untuned Orchestra Percussion; Drum Kit; 

Guitar - Classical, Acoustic, Electric, Bass

Theory and Musicianship

Aural Training


If you don't see the instrument you'd like to learn listed here, or are not sure what instrument you wish to learn, try joining our Musikids programme at your nearest Music Centre.

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 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 Bucks Music Trust.
– provide you with practice notes and updates on progress each week through the Purple Practice Diary.
– 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.

Can 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.  You can find the latest information regarding exams here.

Can I Hire An Instrument?

BMT offers an instrument hire service. 
To apply for Instrumental Hire click here.

How Much Does It Cost?

Please see our Pricing page for more information here.

Term Dates & Timetables

You can find comprehensive term date and timetable information here.

How Do I Apply?

Complete the online application here. We will then contact you to organise your tuition.
If your school is a school billing school, you should apply directly to them.

If you have any questions regarding anything else, please feel free to contact us here.