Primary Offer 2024/25

BMT Primary Membership Package

The BMT Membership Package for Primary Schools 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 £140 for the year.

FoSS schools will receive a 20% discount on all BMT services.

All our services are available to all primary schools, regardless of whether they take up the membership package.

A summary of our services for parents for children to take instrumental lessons in your school is set out below as well. Please encourage them to do so and ensure that those eligible for FSM for whom you are in receipt of Pupil Premium know they can get a 50% subsidy from us and we hope schools will choose to use the PP to support them too.

Service Member rate Non-member rate
WCPM (per class per term) £385 £435
WCPM/Training package (term) £480 £580
Choir, Band, Ensemble leaders (per hour) £50 £54
Music Improvement consultancy (per day) £260 £360
Nurture Group Tuition (per session) £60 £90
Primary Music Conference (per delegate) £45 £90
Sparkyard Subscription Discount 50% 30%
CPD sessions for teachers for details

£15 £30 

Additional Member Benefits:

  • Subscription discounts for ‘Sparkyard’, an resource centre produced by Out of the Ark
  • Free member-only briefings for Heads & Music Coordinators with a focus on Ofsted, Curriculum, Cultural Education and updates from DfE Arts team, MusicMark and Artswork
  • 1 free whole school Singing Assembly with accompanying resources
  • Automatic school membership of Music Mark providing access to all their resources, events and training
  • Free access to ‘Harmony Valley’ – a new teaching resource for younger children that will be launched in Summer 2024
  • Preferential access to new offers and major events arising during the year 

CPD & Training for teachers (specialist & non-specialist) and schools

  • A range of courses running throughout the year – details at
  • Bespoke in-school training for individual / whole school CPD – contact your Area Leader for a discussion about your needs

Primary Music Conference

  • Our annual conference for Headteachers and Music Coordinators, providing an insightful and engaging mix of strategy, curriculum, practical sessions and networking, with a national Keynote speaker bring the latest news and inside information from DfE and OfSTED. 

Whole Class Practical Musicianship (WCPM)

  • Available for KS1 and KS2
  • We have a wide range of instrumental combinations available through discussion with Area Leaders
  • The 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
  • Fees include the use of a set of instruments and are for 33 sessions per year

Combined WCPM/Workshop and Training packages

  • Designed to support and train your teachers to enhance their curriculum delivery, working with the BMT teacher who comes to your school.
  • 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)

Musical Nurture Groups

  • Using music to help children and young people with SEMH difficulties express themselves, build resilience, and develop confidence among their peers. Musical nurture groups focus on making creative decisions in a safe environment, giving participants agency and a sense of belonging

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 

Music Education offer for Parents

Please remind parents that they need to book provision directly with BMT using our website or by contacting their local music centre

Subsidies to promote opportunity for all children

  • Subsidies can be applied to all fees, including Music Centre memberships and BMT is absolutely committed to ensuring that all children can have the opportunity to access lessons.
Students eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)* 50% reduction
Students eligible for BMT Support Subsidy** 50% reduction
Siblings 2nd child 20% reduction
3rd child 40% reduction
Each subsequent child 60% reduction

*   BMT will arrange for the school to support families eligible for FSM by subsidizing the remaining 50% of lessons fees using Pupil Premium so that lessons are 100% subsidised.

** If your financial situation is such that you are not eligible for FSM but your family income is not greater than £25,600 including benefits, then you are eligible for a BMT support subsidy.

Instrumental & Vocal teaching – 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 50% subsidy rate All group lessons are 30 mins
20 mins £176 £150 £88 Small Group £120
30 mins £266 £240 £133 Large Group £88
  • Small Group is for 2/3 pupils – up to Grade 2 when it is recommended to move to an individual lesson
  • Large Group is for 4 – 6 pupils – up to Grade 1 and is intended to follow on from Whole Class Provision in schools for those pupils who want to continue learning or start learning an instrument
  • Longer lessons are available for senior students - please 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 is charged at the normal rate below

Music Centre membership    £88 per term

  • Membership gives access to all ensembles at all our Music Centres, including Hi-Gain
  • Details of all Music Centre timetables are on our website:
  • Music Centre members receive a discount on individual instrumental/vocal lessons

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