Instrumental Tuition In Plymouth Schools

Plymouth Music Education Hub (PMEH)  aims to make instrumental and vocal tuition accessible to all pupils attending schools or colleges in Plymouth. The service is provided through Plymouth Youth Music Service, the lead organisation for PMEH, which is part of Learning and Communities within Plymouth City Council.

In the first instance, parents or students wanting to take up an instrument are advised to discuss their plans with either the Head of Music, The PYMS Leadership Associate, Music or a music teacher at their school or college.

The PYMS Head of Service is available to liaise with schools to assist them in obtaining the tutors they need. Leadership Associate, Music, Barrie Mills is also able to offer advice and information to parents and students about tuition, instruments and related matters.

The cost of the lessons can vary from school to school. The average charge per term per student is £50 to £60 which represents good value for the high quality tuition that the young players will receive. This charge is affected by things such as contributions to the costs made by individual schools and some remission opportunities for those who are unable to meet the full cost of lessons.

A wide range of tuition is available covering most wind, brass and stringed instruments and keyboards, percussion including drum kit and tuned percussion and singing lessons. All tuition is provided by professional tutors usually with considerable experience in their field, who ensure that students enjoy their music making, get the best possible training and are able, with application to make real progress on their instrument.

Lessons are weekly, 10 per term and normally given in groups of two to four players and they will last approximately 20 to 30 minutes. The young players enjoy structured, challenging and fun lessons as they develop and improve their playing skills. Most schools have ensembles that young players can join when they begin to feel confident enough. These ensembles are invaluable in adding to the young musicians playing skills and broadening experience. As they become more proficient (Grade III upwards) they have the opportunity to join one of the well-established city youth ensembles. Click on the <ensembles> button above for more information.