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Music In Schools

The National Plan for Music Education The Importance of Music provides clear benchmarks for music education for children at all key stages. It also states that no one school, department, organisation or individual can provide what is required on their own. Partnerships are essential.

Instrumental/Vocal Music Tuition

Trafford Music Service deliver group and individual lessons in schools. We offer specialist tuition on a full range of instruments including:

•Upper Strings (violin/viola) and Lower Strings (cello/double bass)
•Percussion inc. Drum Kit
•Guitar (including, Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitar)
•Many more...

If you wish to apply for instrumental lessons for your child please complete an application form.

Trafford Music Service is now able to offer the facility of taking music examinations to all children within Trafford at our new premises on Claremont Road in Sale. The examinations which are operated by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music are an authoritative and internationally recognised system of music examinations which are part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and are recognised by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA). Candidates are assessed by an external examiner and the examinations can form a useful target and provide a reasonable indication of progress and ability.


The prices for Primary Schools will vary depending on what instrument you would like to learn. The cost of group lessons in primary schools vary from £4 - £5.50 per lesson.

Individual lesson (20 min) £11
Individual (30 min) £14
Paired lesson (30 min) £8

Pupils will also be offered the opportunity to study instrumental lessons if they take part in our Wider Opportunities programme. They will be given this information form at the end of their course.

Children are able to hire instruments from Trafford Music Service. More information is available on our Instrument Hire Scheme page.

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Support for individual schools

As well as the delivery of school projects we can support individual schools with their preparation, delivery and development of their own music provision.

Visit the Schools Support page for more information.

Wider Opportunities / First Access

Instrumental tuition for a whole class on an instrument delivered by a specialist instrumental teacher alongside the class teacher / TA. All programmes offered are arranged with schools on an individual basis. There is an expectation that schools will continue to support those pupils who wish to continue learning an instrument after the Wider Opportunities programmes by enabling group and individual tuition to take place in school.

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An affordable Musical Instrument Hire Scheme is available to support children with this tuition.
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