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Instrumental and Music Tuition

Here at The Minster School we are privileged to have a fantastic team of instrumental teaching staff who support the work of our department. As a school we appoint a diverse mix of instrumental staff privately, and through the Nottinghamshire Instrumental and Music Teaching Service. These experienced and highly qualified teaching staff both support and encourage our students through weekly, twenty minute (or in certain circumstances thirty minute) instrumental lessons within the Music Department.

Range of lessons offered

With more than 70 peripatetic music lessons taking place each week, there is very likely to be something on offer for all musically interested students. Current opportunities include lessons in the following instruments:

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Flute
  • Bassoon
  • Harp
  • Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Drums
  • Voice
  • Tuba
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
Fees & Applications

The school guarantees a minimum of 10 lessons a term (£140 a term for individual and £73 a term for shared) with the opportunity for more lessons to be received at no additional cost. In the event of long term teacher absence, if your son/daughter does not receive ten lessons a term any shortfall will be refunded at the end of the academic year. Please also be aware that in order to match students suitably for a shared lesson, they may be added to a waiting list until such a pairing can be made. 

Should you wish for your son/daughter to receive instrumental tuition within school, please download our 2019-2020 application form below and browse our music brochure. This contains details about all aspects of instrumental tuition at The Minster School but should you have any further questions or queries, please contact Mr M Gibson (Instrumental Studies Coordinator & Performing Arts Technician).

Cessation of Lessons

In order to cease instrumental tuition, notice MUST be given in writing to the school Finance or Music offices. Alternatively, this can be sent to either of the email addresses below. Receipt of this request will be acknowledged in all circumstances.

The school contract termly with Inspire Music therefore parents are asked to make a terms commitment to tuition. In order to cease lessons we require notice in writing by the following dates:

Term Individual Shared Deadlines
Autumn Term 2019
Tuition begins 9th September
£140.00 £73.00

To cease tuition from the end of Autumn Term,

please provide written notice by  Fri 1st November 2019

Spring Term 2020
Tuition begins 6th January
£140.00 £73.00

To cease tuition from the end of Spring Term,

please provide written notice by Fri 28th February 2020

Summer Term 2020
Tuition begins 20th April
£140.00 £73.00

To cease tuition from the end of Summer Term,

please provide written notice by Fri 29th May 2020

Key Contacts

Performing Arts Department:
Mr M Gibson - Instrumental Studies Coordinator & Performing Arts Technician
Performing Arts Office Telephone: 01636 814000 (ext. 2355)

Finance Department:
Mr D Corke - Finance Assistant
Telephone: 01636 817324