WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR COURSES TO START AFTER CHRISTMAS!
Click the link below to book a course and set up payment via our secure booking portal:
Please note the following before booking lessons:
Bookings: All bookings are subject to final confirmation of teacher availability and a suitable teaching space in school.
Lesson Delivery: Lessons take place during school hours at times agreed with the school. This is common practice for instrument lessons provided in schools across the UK. At secondary schools, although the teaching day remains the same, lesson times are rotated around the school day wherever possible.
Instruments: You will need an instrument to take the course, drums and piano being the only exceptions as lessons will take place on school instruments for these two lessons. Should you require an instrument, please indicate this when you book the course and we will send you information for some suppliers we recommend.
Ackerman Music: A wide variety of high quality instruments are in stock and they also stock a wide range of accessories and music technology equipment too. Flexible finance and flexible renting available also, with Music for Life students benefiting from free delivery on all instruments when using the code MFL9 at checkout. https://www.ackermanmusic.co.uk/MFL
Cheshire Music: Great for top quality, properly reconditioned, second hand woodwind, brass and keyboard instruments which come with a year guarantee. Will deliver to school. http://www.cheshiremusicuk.com
Gear 4 Music: Offering a wide selection of instruments, including technology for musicians, with many instruments having the option of ‘instrumental starter packs‘ that include all the essentials you need to start music lessons. Payments can be spread through finance options ranging from 12 to 48 months. https://www.gear4music.com/
Number of lessons: This will be set according to the time of year the lessons are booked and is based on the number of lessons it should be possible to provide during the academic year. However, all new courses are only committed to the first term of lessons. At the end of the first term, you will receive a report from the tutor at which point you may change the course, cancel further lessons, or join the 98% of students who choose to take any remaining lessons booked!
Cancellations: Other than the option to continue, cancel or modify lessons at the end of the first term, a term’s notice (usually around 12 teaching weeks) is required for all other cancellations.
Costs: You will be able to compare prices and choose what type of course to book – shared lessons (not available for piano or drums), 20 minute one-to-one lessons or 30 minute one-to-one lessons – on the online booking form when you book. Typically, shared lessons cost £29 per month, and a 20 minute one-to-one lesson £44 per month. In some schools, fees may be significantly less due to subsidy. The prices shown on the booking portal will be correct for your school.
Payment: You can choose to pay in full or monthly using almost any card – credit or debit. Communication to and from our booking portal is encrypted.
Financial Support: May be available in cases of hardship. Please contact us before booking if you would like to discuss.
Reception children & Y1 children: We do not take bookings for children in reception class, and we don’t take online bookings for children in Y1. However, do contact us by phone or email to register interest for the future or if you wish to discuss!
Y2 and Y3 children: Some instruments are generally only suitable for children in Y4 or older – most brass and woodwind instruments, for example. You will find you can’t book lessons on these instruments via the booking portal if your child is younger. However, we do make some exceptions to these rules! Don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone if you want to discuss.
Ready to Start?
Please follow the button below to book a course of lessons via the booking portal. At the end of the first term of lessons, we provide a report from the tutor to you, along with the option to continue, cancel, or modify your lessons. Around 98% of all booked lessons that start do continue; we can't wait to start your musical journey with us!
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Praise for Music for Life
Mr and Mrs Hughes, Macclesfield
Dr Sims, Upton, Wirral
In 2 short years, my daughter has progressed to now starting work on grade 4 flute. We are absolutely delighted with this and so very grateful to Mrs Oade who has inspired and encouraged Rebekah so much. The standard of her teaching has been second to none and Rebekah has consistently undertaken her practice with no prompting. We are now re-locating and can only hope that Rebekah’s new teacher is anywhere near as excellent as Mrs Oade.
Thank you to ‘Music for Life’. Rebekah was schooled in the private sector for prep and had music lessons arranged with individual instrument teachers. The system was nowhere near as efficient and required significantly more monitoring and intervention on my part. Please do keep doing what you’re doing, I’m sure it is changing so many young persons lives for the better!
Mrs Batchelor, Chester
I just wanted to say thank you to his tutors and MfL for inspiring my son and being brilliant, encouraging teachers. It has been a great experience for him. He is autistic and we have been amazed how he has progressed. It has given him confidence and been a calming influence for him.
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!