Book Lessons


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 and is not available for piano lessons, and is not recommended for drums or 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.

Course Length

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 £25.50 a month, for a course of individual 20 minute lessons it would typically be £38 per month and for a course of individual 30 minute lessons, the cost would typically be £49.75 per month.

Please Note

  • 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.

Want to book a course place now? Book here.

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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