Music Lessons

Music lessons are individual and last from half an hour to a full hour. They are taught by our full-time music staff and by a team of over sixty visiting music teachers (click here to see an up-to-date list of our visiting teachers).

Tuition is available in the following:

  • Piano (classical and jazz), Harpsichord, Organ
  • Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass (classical and jazz)
  • Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon, Recorder 
  • Trumpet, Cornet, Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium, French Horn
  • Harp
  • Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Percussion (Timpani and Kit)
  • Composition
  • Singing
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory
  • Bagpipes
  • Accordion
  • Steel Drums
  • Sitar, Tabla
  • Alexander Technique

Please see the Director of Music if you would like tuition in an instrument not listed here.

Boys are expected to organise their own practising. They can use any room in the Music Schools that is not being used for teaching — the building is open 7.30 am – 10.00 pm (Monday - Saturday) and 8.30 am – 10.00 pm (Sundays) — or they may be able to practise in their own House.

To Discontinue Music Lessons

The Music Schools' Manager must be sent parental notice in writing (e-mail, fax or letter, although email is preferable.) by the end of the previous half, or a half's fees will be charged.

It is expected that boys will continue with music lessons during examination halves. In exceptional circumstances, however, lessons may be suspended with the permission of the Head of Section and the Precentor & Director of Music. If parents wish to suspend their son’s music lessons in a particular instrument for a half and wish to resume with the same teacher, they must agree to pay for that half’s lessons (since the teacher in question cannot fill the place with another pupil). If they prefer not to pay, they should understand that the place may be given to someone else, and their son placed as convenient with another teacher. Notice to suspend or stop lessons must be given by the last day of the preceding half, or a term’s tuition fees will be charged in lieu of notice.

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