Primary Offer 2020/21

Section 1:     Direct billing to parents


All prices have been held at the 2019/20 rate to reflect the difficult times we are currently facing. BMT will continue to deliver remote lessons where necessary or preferable.


Instrumental teaching – available on all instruments subject to availability

  • 33 lessons per academic year and all fees are payable per term in advance
  • Parents are billed directly whether lessons are in music centres or schools, except where a school has agreed to subsidise pupils using pupil premium.


Individual lessons Group lessons
Length Tuition only rate Music Centre members All group lessons are 30 minutes
20 minutes £156 £130 Small Group £106
30 minutes £236 £200 Large Group £76

  • Small Group is for 2/3 pupils – up to Grade 2
  • Large Group is for 4 – 6 pupils – up to Grade 1 and is intended to follow on from WCPM for those pupils who want to continue learning or start learning an instrument
  • Longer lessons are available for senior students – enquire at
  • Individual lessons have discounted rates for Music Centre members to recognise the value of playing in ensembles to the development of instrumental skills. The discounted rate shown above is for lessons and does not include the Music Centre membership – this remains at £80.


Music Centre membership    £80 per term

  • Membership gives access to all ensembles at our Music Centres, including Hi-Gain
  • Details of all Music Centre timetables are on our website:
  • Some activities during the year, such as Masterclasses and holiday courses will have discounted rates for Music Centre members


Instrument hire

  • All instruments from our stock (subject to availability) can be hired at a cost of £25 per term
  • Loans are available to all young musicians in Buckinghamshire, but priority is given to BMT Music Centre members


Subsidies to promote opportunity for all children

  • Subsidies can be applied to all fees listed above


Students eligible for Free School Meals 50% reduction
Siblings 2nd child 15% reduction
3rd child 30% reduction
Each subsequent child 50% reduction


  • BMT encourages schools to support families eligible for FSM by subsidizing the remaining 50% of lessons fees using Pupil Premium
  • Other exceptional subsidies may be applied in discussion with the Director


Section 2:     BMT Primary Membership Package


BMT is offering a new Membership Package for Primary Schools that benefits schools using our services and seeks to create a musical community of primary schools across the county.


The table below shows the member discounts for regular services in addition to some member-only benefits. The membership costs £100 for the year.


Service Member rate Non-member rate
WCPM (per class per term) £330 £360
WCPM/Training package (term) £500 £600
Choir, Band, Ensemble leaders (per hour) £44 £45
Music Improvement consultancy (per day) £400 £500
Primary Music Conference (per delegate) £40 £80


Additional Member Benefits:

  • Free member-only termly briefing for Heads & Music Coordinators with a focus on Ofsted, Curriculum, Cultural Education and updates from DfE Arts team, MusicMark and Artswork
  • Priority booking for BMT events, such as Echoes 9 in March 2021
  • Free access to Music Hub licensed product, ‘Instruments First’ from Focus on Sound ( and any others that we negotiate during the year


Whole Class Practical Musicianship

  • Available for KS1 and KS2
  • Wide range of instrumental combinations available through discussion with Area Leaders
  • Programme includes rhythm, theory and singing work to develop early musicianship and give children a vibrant and exciting musical experience that will encourage them to do more
  • Schools are encouraged to support Large Group lessons as a follow-on provision in their school
  • Fees include the use of a set of instruments where required and are for 33 sessions per year


Primary Music Conference

  • Scheduled for Tuesday 17th November 2020 at Bucks New University
  • As previously, an engaging mix of strategy, curriculum, practical sessions and networking


Combined WCPM/Workshop and Training packages

  • Designed to support and train your teachers to enhance their curriculum delivery
  • The fee includes a planning session with an Area Leader to ensure that the structure and focus meet your individual school needs (11 sessions of WCPM/Workshop + 3 hours CPD)


Choir, Band and Ensemble leaders

  • For all types of choir or group in your school, we will match the right teacher with your needs


Music Improvement consultancy

  • BMT has a senior team with a wide range of experience and expertise in schools and the wider sector and we will match the individual with the right skills to plan a support package with you to support your development needs
  • Possible areas of focus might include curriculum review and development, building a Singing School, music for EYFS, resources and support for non-specialist teachers, whole staff practical CPD, Artsmark support and guidance