Learning a musical instrument can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience. Students who learn to sing or play an instrument are shown to do better in school, and develop confidence, discipline, team work skills, and resilience. In a world where everything seems to be available almost instantly, learning music takes time and patience.
We encourage all of our students to make music through their time in Key Stage 3, both in the classroom and through instrumental lessons if they so choose.
Individual music tuition is available by application and is coordinated by Mr Nick Charlton, our Head of Music. If you wish to apply for peripatetic music tuition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding & Costs
Parents should consider the cost of music tuition before applying. We are careful to ensure our teachers meet a very competitive price band when compared with other local schools. Teachers who work through Salisbury Area Music Cooperative have their prices fixed by this local cooperative. Teachers who work outside of SAMC are responsible for their own prices, but work with us to ensure they remain fair for all students.
As a guide, a 20 minute individual lesson is between £12-16 per lesson. Lesson prices vary between teachers, and parents should also consider the cost of buying/leasing an instrument when planning to pursue instrumental lessons.
To qualify for help and support with music tuition, students eligible must maintain our high expectations and be:
In Years 7-9
In receipt of Free School Meals or previously in receipt of Free School Meals in the last 6 years
Maintain attendance at 95% or better
Attend one extra-curricular music activity
In Years 10&11 - In addition to the above - be studying Music at GCSE to qualify for continued funding