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Instrumental tuition

We teach a range of instruments in schools and at our Music School

Individual music lessons at our Music School

We teach 1-2-1 instrumental and vocal lessons after school and on Saturdays at our Music School held at Walthamstow School for Girls and at Chingford C of E Primary School.


Lessons are 20 minutes or 30 minutes long and each term is 10 weeks.

How to book 1-2-1 lessons
1. Sign up for lessons here
Tell us which instrument you’d like to learn, how long you’d like the lesson for and your availability.

2. We'll contact you to arrange the lesson time, day and start date and confirm the fee.

3. Pay for the lessons here

We offer subsidised fees for families on a low income. Proof of low income is required. Please send copies of housing benefit or reduced Council Tax letter to the Music Service office. The Council Tax single occupancy 25% discount doesn’t apply.

What instruments do we teach?

We teach a range of classical and contemporary instruments including:

  • Strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass

  • Woodwind: clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone, recorder

  • Brass: cornet, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, French horn

  • Guitar: acoustic, electric, bass

  • Drum kit 

  • Piano and keyboard

  • Voice

Please contact us if you'd like advice on which instrument might be suitable for your child.

View  Waltham Forest Music Service (WFMS) tuition at Music School full terms and conditions

Learning in school
Lessons in school can be taught individually, in pairs or small groups of up to six pupils. In one-to-one lessons children benefit from focused individual instruction. In pairs and groups, children can enjoy learning alongside their peers who are at a similar level.


Contact your school to find out what instruments are available for your son/daughter. If the instrument your child would like to learn isn’t available, ask the school to contact the Music Service to see if lessons can be provided in school.

A young musician in his cello lesson
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