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Music Lessons

All children in KS2 can take private music lessons throughout the school day and children can progress through graded examinations. You will need to pay for tuition for the term in advance. We have two providers who provide alternative approaches and musical styles to teaching. See tab regarding Instrument hire - there are instruments you may borrow from school.


Hertfordshire College of Music

HCM is one of the largest and most successful independent contemporary music schools in the UK. Children have the opportunity to be tutored in a range of musical instruments such as guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums following the Rock School programme of tuition and exams. Tuition is usually in half hour lessons with 2 or 3 students being taught together. 20 minute individual lessons are also available Costs range from £11 - £15 per week.


Tuition fees are paid for the term in advance directly to HCM. 

If you would like to find out more, please call HCM on 01920 460646.


Instruments can be hired from HCM too from around £10 a month.

If you have been considering music tuition and want to see what lessons would be like before you commit, HCM may be able to arrange for your child to have a free taster lesson - please enquire.


Hertfordshire Music Service

Hertfordshire Music Service (HMS) currently offer violin and piano lessons. Fees are around £10 per lesson:


HMS Fees

Full term cost per pupil

Weekly cost per pupil

Shared (3) 30 min lesson



Shared (2) 30 min lesson



Individual 20 min lesson



Individual 30 min lesson




You can also apply for lessons held at the HMS Music Centre based at Presdales or Simon Balle schools for any other instrument, after school. Please contact the Music Centre direct for music lessons at Presdales or Simon Balle: Anne Clements 01992 556698 or email

Children who take lessons through HMS are invited, via their teacher, to take part in music days / week ends / ensembles when they reach the required standard. You can also contact  Al Nunn (Head of H&W Music Centre) / /  01992 556698  if you would like to join in the following on Saturdays:


♫ 9.00—9.45am ‘Prima’ Wind Band with Jo Todd, for wind and brass players from beginner to Grade 2.

♫ 9.00—9.45am ‘Take a Bow’, String Ensemble with Anna Nunn, for all string players, from beginner to Grade 3.

♫ 10.00—10.30am NEW for 2015! Come and Sing! with Jo Todd

♫ 10.30—11.00amTheory for beginners with Kirsty Gunn


County orchestras, ensembles, choirs

Follow the link to apply for County orchestras, ensembles or choirs

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