Instrumental and Vocal Tuition
Tuition is given by experienced tutors either in schools or at Merton Music Centre. The choice of instruments offered at each school depends on the number of pupils who apply. If the instrument you require is not taught at your child's school you may apply to Merton Music Centre for lessons outside school hours. Group, shared or individual lessons may be requested, and there are choices for the length of lessons. Pupils generally start with group lessons of between three and six pupils depending on the type of instrument. More advanced pupils progress to tuition on a shared or individual basis.
We offer tuition across the full range of instruments:
Brass - Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
Strings - Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Woodwind - Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone
Parents may apply for financial assistance from The Merton Music Foundation Trust Fund. The principle criterion for obtaining assistance is that the Parent/Guardian is in receipt of Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance, State Retirement Pension, Working Tax Credit, Incapacity Benefit or Disabled Living Allowance.
Enquiries, which are treated in confidence, should be made to the Chief Executive of Merton Music Foundation. Please see our 'Financial Support' section for further information.
Merton Music Foundation owns an extensive stock of hire instruments. Currently the following are available:
Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone and Bassoon
Cornet, Trumpet, French Horn, Tenor Horn, Baritone, Euphonium, Trombone and Tuba
The Foundation is always seeking to extend the number of instruments available and donations are always welcome.
For further information on instrument hire contact MMF on 020 8640 5446.