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The School has a very successful music department and therefore we encourage as many students as possible to take part in instrumental tuition.


Lincolnshire Music Service and Qualified Music tutors offer music instrumental tuition in:


Woodwind         - Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone & Bassoon

Brass                    - Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone

Strings                 - Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar

Percussion         - Drums



The  2018/19 instrumental music charges are:

**King Edward’s is keen to support Music in the School and to retain our reputation as a centre of excellence for Music. The Trustees have generously provided a 50% subsidy for those students studying GCSE/A Level music on a 30 minute lesson. This subsidy is only available on the first instrument.


Lincolnshire Music Service offers a 50% discount on music lessons for students currently entitled to free school meals and a 100% discount on musical instrument hire.


Musical Instrument Hire:


Lincolnshire music service offers the hire of woodwind, brass and string instruments for the following annual charges:


Woodwind and Brass - £25.00

String                               - £12.00


The hire charge includes access to an approved repair service and insurance cover. There is no charge for the first instrument hire for students eligible for free school meals.


Payment of Lessons


Music lessons are payable termly in advance by the due dates specified above. Musical instrument annual hire is to be included with the first terms payment.


        •       If payment is not received by the due date then lessons will not be booked for the following term.


Payment can be made by:


        •       Bank transfer to Sort Code 30-65-86/Account no. 28094460 quoting the name of the student receiving the lessons and the instrument

        •       Credit/Debit card payment by calling the Finance Department on 01507 353471


Please complete the online application form by clicking on the link below if you wish your son/daughter to receive music lessons.

Music Tuition


Cancellation of lessons


Where a student has an authorised absence (approved Leave of Absence) we will endeavour to rearrange their lesson provided an email is sent to prior to the date of absence.


Where a student is off school through illness or any other circumstance we will again endeavour to rearrange their lesson.  


The School will make every effort to reorganise lessons where a teacher has missed a lesson through illness.  If this cannot be arranged then the School will reimburse the cost of any missed lessons.


The School will not rearrange or reimburse lessons where they are missed through no fault of the School



Lessons can be cancelled during the school year if notice is provided by these deadline dates:


        •        Friday 28 September to take effect from Monday 29 October 2018

        •        Friday 23 November to take effect from Monday 7 January 2019

        •        Friday 15 March to take effect from Tuesday 23 April 2019


All cancellations will only be accepted if submitted using the online cancellation form:  

Choir and Extra-Curricular Performances


All students who receive instrumental tuition are expected to sing in the School Choir, which provides students with invaluable aural training and, depending on ability, to ultimately perform in at least one other ensemble or orchestra.  Choir rehearsals take place one lunch-time each week. In addition it is expected that as students progress through the school they will participate in other extra-curricular music activities – i.e. Orchestra/Ensembles and Jazz Bands etc.


For any music instrument tuition related queries please email: