Once you have decided on an instrument, you have three different lesson types to choose from.
A shared lesson. This is the cheapest option. It usually means 2 pupils learning the same instrument of similar age, experience and standard, sharing a 20 minute lesson. Sometimes, this may be three pupils sharing a 30 minute lesson. This option is designed to suit beginners best of all. Please note: this option is not available for Piano or drums and is not recommended for singing after the first few months.
An individual 20 minute lesson. This is the most popular option, with most students on this type of course, particularly those who have been learning for a year or more.
An individual 30 minute lesson. This is the most expensive option and is best suited to more advanced students, although quite a few less experienced students choose this option and it works very well for them. However, we would recommend choosing a less expensive lesson type first.
The number of lessons you would book is 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, remember all new courses have a 12 week taster period so you are only committed to this when you book. That way, you can try things out for 12 weeks before deciding whether to continue the rest of the course, change instruments or cancel remaining lessons.
Course Fees do vary a bit (occasionally significantly) because some schools subside lessons.
However, the monthly payment for a shared lesson course is typically £29 a month, for a course of individual 20 minute lessons it would typically be £44 per month and for a course of individual 30 minute lessons, the cost would typically be £56 per month.
- Changes in family circumstances that occur after a course has started (such as redundancy) are always looked on very sympathetically and fees may be adjusted.
- Significant fee reductions may be available to families facing hardship. Please ask for details before booking lessons.
- As already stated, some course fees may be considerably lower due to subsidies available in particular schools. As you complete the booking form, you will see the correct course fee for your school.
Getting an Instrument – see Frequently Asked Questions, question 5 here.
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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!