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What makes learning an instrument through Music for Life so special?

High Quality

The fantastic tuition provided to children by 100 enthusiastic, high quality, specialist freelance instrumental and vocal tutors that work with Music for Life is well known by schools, as is the exceptional quality of our music groups, workshop events and concerts.

Great Convenience

Lessons are provided in school at a time agreed with the school, meaning no trips to lessons after school. There is strong evidence that learning an instrument positively enhances many other aspects of a child’s learning and development in school, and it is great to be part of a community of musicians in school.

Real Success

For over 28 years, Music for Life has shown it offers children a great chance of success. Whether you speak to schools, or look at our external exam results, or speak to former students who say that learning with us was one of the greatest formative experiences they had growing up, the overwhelming evidence and impact Music for Life has to so many is clear.

Fantastic Opportunity

The opportunity to learn an instrument in school offers something very special that can last a lifetime.

Simply choose an instrument and our easy booking form will offer you a choice of lesson types and costs to suit your child’s needs and your budget, along with the option to pay for lessons by monthly subscription. Answers to many other FAQs, including help with choosing which instrument to learn, advice on hiring or buying an instrument, plus our different lesson types and costs, is here

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You are only committed to the first term of lessons when you book, after which you receive a report from the tutor who has been teaching your child. At this point you can then change instrument, cancel further lessons, or join the 96% of students who continue and complete the full course booked!

Try us out, and join the thousands of young people who have been inspired by us to get involved with music …. for life!

Praise for Music for Life

Mr and Mrs Hughes, Macclesfield

We have been extremely pleased with the service you have provided over the past 9 years. Your admin has been excellent and you have always been helpful and polite. Aidan started at All Hallows with Rosie and Linda in 2010. Rosie has been a fantastic teacher for all 3 of our children, enabling them each to develop their piano playing in the different directions they have chosen: jazz/improvisation, ARSM Diploma, and a non-exam route playing for enjoyment whilst still improving technical ability. They have thoroughly enjoyed their lessons, practised hard and made amazing progress. Credit is due to Rosie for treating them each as individuals and being flexible and creative enough to develop their own interests and coach them through the dreaded aural tests!
Linda was also fantastic teaching Aidan clarinet and enabled him to achieve the ARSM Diploma. With her encouragement Aidan now also regularly plays saxophone and is heavily in music at University: chamber, jazz and musicals. Our children also really enjoyed the jazz workshops you ran at All Hallows on a couple of occasions.
Many thanks to you all, and we hope you are able to continue to provide your excellent service to many more youngsters.

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!