Book Lessons

Offering young people opportunities to engage with inspirational music making.

Arranging Lessons in School

A network of more than 100 teachers work with us providing tuition on a broad range of instruments. We take care of all aspects of administration, communication, quality, contractual obligations and timetabling.

Meet our fabulous team here.

Whole Class Projects

Our whole class courses aim to give insight as to what it is like to learn a musical instrument and to inspire and support students and parents who then wish to continue to learn an instrument.

Workshops in Schools

Typical workshops include singing, samba or jazz. Music For Life’s tutors have delivered workshops with Glyndebourne Opera, Manchester Jazz Festival and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

Self Funded

Music for Life has never received public funding, and was set up to meet the needs of schools at a time when Cheshire County Council was unable to.

Starting with nothing other than an idea and loads of energy and commitment (our first office was a converted pig-stye!!) we developed a totally unique, not-for-profit business model to provide a services which we felt would best meet the needs of schools, parents, instrumental teachers and young people in the area. It was a real labour of love, and what we were offering must have worked because, without any advertising, Music for Life’s reputation spread from school to school purely by word of mouth. From teaching around 200 students a week in 6 schools in 1995, Music for Life now works with well over 4,000 students a week now across more than 100 schools and has an enviable reputation for quality and integrity.

Well Established Success

Two independent national reports judged Music for Life to be “Outstanding”, exam results are consistently excellent, feedback from parents demonstrates a really outstanding level of support and the number of children who drop out of lessons is tiny.
If your child does not learn with us already, we hope you will join us soon and try things out!

Praise for Music for Life

Mrs Lavelle, Altrincham

Your emphasis on inclusion and excellence in seemingly equal measure is really remarkable. The performances were much more joyful and committed than anything we have seen before from people of that age and experience. Your choice of music, the type of arranging and the personalities of the people you employ clearly works very well and is something of a special formula.

Mrs Sadler, Crewe

As someone who has always taken a sympathetic and supportive interest in our daughter (whom you know to be severely /profoundly deaf ) we thought you would want to know that she has won a National competition for deaf musicians! Her prize includes a 2 day Masterclass, taught by specialists of national repute and then she is playing at the Birmingham Rep Theatre. Well done Mrs Turner and Music For Life!

Mrs Cliffe, Helsby

May I take this opportunity to say how very happy and impressed we are with the level of care and motivational input given to young musicians by ALL of your staff. Samuel can be easily overwhelmed by new situations but with MfL he has blossomed and grown in confidence. Music for Life are to be highly recommended as a professional, motivational and inspiring organisation with talented and inspirational tutors who really care about the child.

S Grinton, parent, Neston.

You have helped Adam enormously with his music and he has grown with confidence since you started the band.

S Grinton, parent, Neston.

Ben Everitt, former Music for Life student

It was an honour playing with such great people and it was in many ways the main driving force keeping me motivated to play music. Thanks for everything you’ve done for me.

Ben Everitt, former Music for Life student

Schools and Instrument Teachers – Get Involved!

If you are an instrumental teacher or a school wishing to offer a highly organised, high quality service to your students and parents, why not contact us to find out how working in partnership with Music for Life could support you?

We’d love to hear from you.