- Music - Instrumental Lessons
Music - Instrumental Lessons
Instrumental/Vocal Lessons are currently available for:
- Drum Kit
- Bass Guitar
If you are interested in learning another instrument such as Viola, Cello, Double Bass, French Horn, Tuba, Oboe or Bassoon please contact Ms Pugh.
Lessons are timetabled during the school day on a rotational timetable to minimise disruption to students’ academic learning. We recommend a 30 minute lesson per week. Usually there will be 30 lessons scheduled over the year arranged 10 per school term.
Students can check lesson timetables outside room 2.09 or on the atrium screens.
Aside from enjoyment, well being, creativity and social development, numerous studies have shown that music study has neurological and cognitive benefits that enhance students’ academic progress. Students who study music often achieve better academically. Furthermore, participation in extra-curricular activities during school years prove desirable for college and university applications.
Here are some useful links:
- NEMC - National Education Music Company article
- Science Direct link
- Music instruction improves cognitive, socio-emotional development in young children article
- "The latest neuroscience shows that learning a musical instrument increases brain power." article
- TES "New Ofsted inspections have boosted music and drama" article
- Why study Music? SuccessAtSchool.org website
- Classic FM article "Classical music has huge emotional benefits for children.."
Students can also take additional exams through instrumental study. Exam boards include the ABRSM, Rockschool and Trinity. Higher grade exams carry extra UCAS points for university applications.
For more information see:
Students taking additional instrumental lessons also benefit from developing enhanced transferable skills, including:
- Good organisation
Prices & How To Sign Up
To register your son/daughter's interest in learning an instrument, please click on the providers link in the table below. Applications flyers for instrumental/vocal tuition are also available in the Reception area at Christ's College.
|Provider||SIgn Up For Lessons||Instrument||Price|
|Private Tutor||Email Kpugh@christscollege.surrey.sch.uk||
|Available via the Tutor|
|Surrey Arts||Email Kpugh@christscollege.surrey.sch.uk||Voice, Violin, Trumpet, Trombone, Drum Kit, Flute, Clarinet, Saxiphone||
Current fees are available on the Surrey Arts website
Surrey Arts Pair lessons may be available, which are provided at a lower cost. Please contact Ms Pugh.
Surrey Arts offer free or discounted lessons for students who are eligible for financial assistance, which includes, but is not limited to Young Carers, Looked After Children and families entitled to free school meals.
For more information, please see here: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/culture-and-leisure/arts/music/lessons-for-children/apply-and-pay
To apply, please complete the following form: https://customer.surreycc.gov.uk/music-lesson-application-form
Surrey Arts also offer instrumental and vocal tuition in the local area. Information about this and financial subsidies can be found below:
Surrey Arts - Financial Support
Cheryl King Trust - Bursaries
Please contact Ms Pugh for further information.
Lessons At A Reduced Cost
We do recommend individual lessons for optimal progress, but sometimes it is possible to set up paired or group lessons to reduce costs. If this is something you would like to explore further, please contact Ms Pugh..
|Ms K Pugh||Kpugh@christscollege.surrey.sch.uk|
Discover more about our instrumental music teachers, and what you can learn in in their lessons in these videos. Contact Ms Pugh for information about free 20 minute taster sessions for singing.
MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LOCAL AREA
FYC Senior Choir 12 - 18 year olds
FYC Junior Choir 9 - 13 year old