LESSONS

The guitar lessons take place during the school day every week throughout the school term. Lessons are 20 minutes long with 2 students per group or the option of 20 minute one-2-one sessions. Sometimes groups of 3 students are put together which receive 30 minute lessons. When enroling parents decide on shared or one-to-one tuition. Students receive 30 lessons + 3 grouped rehearsal lessons before each termly performance.

What Should Students Bring To Each Lesson?

Students must always bring the following items along to each lesson.

  • Guitar

  • Footstool

  • Book

  • Practise Schedule

The guitar tutor will need to check the tuning of the guitar strings and note down new practise tasks on the schedule.

WHAT IS THE COST OF LESSONS?

Group Tuition

Group tuition fees for an academic year are £228.00 (30 lessons + 3 grouped rehearsal lessons)

  • 12 monthly instalments of £19.00

1:1 Tuition

20 minute 1:1 lessons (30 lessons + 3 grouped rehearsal lessons) £420.00 (£13.45 per lesson)

  • 12 monthly instalments of £35.00

Fees are made either in full, or over 12 monthly installments starting from August last payment in July the following year. When enroling for the guitar tuition parents are committing their child to study with Guitar in Schools for the whole academic year (September  – July ) and committed for this period.

Payment Methods

BACS

(Online Banking)
Bacs is an electronic system to make payments directly from one bank account to another. They’re mainly used for direct credits from organisations. The payments take 3 working days to clear, so money paid into your account on Monday will clear on Wednesday.

MOBILE PAYMENT

(aka Mobile Money)
Mobile payment (Paym) is used instead of paying with cash, cheque, or credit cards, customers can use a mobile phone to pay for for the tuition and books.

Paym – pronounced “pay ’em” – doesn’t have its own smartphone app or website. Instead, it’s part of each bank’s online and mobile banking facilities. Customers need to use mobile phone banking to use this service. Most banks are part of the scheme.

Does the School Help Fund the Guitar Tuition?

Some schools have a budget to help with music tuition, this is often covered by Pupil Premium. Please contact your School Office or Head of Music to find out if funding is available for your child.

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Pupil premium funding is available to: local authority maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units (PRUs).

How Do Students Enrol?

If your child has the drive and commitment to practise daily and attend the lessons weekly then please complete the Guitar in Schools enrolment form and submit it before the end of term or contact Guitar in Schools by email, contact page.