Why should I learn an instrument?

Learning to play a musical instrument will help you focus and persevere on a difficult task. Students who take instrumental tuition tend to be well motivated in other areas of their school lives.

Which instruments can I learn?

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Cornet
  • Euphonium
  • Tenor Horn
  • Tuba
  • vocals


Do I need my own instrument?

No. The Lancashire Music Service will loan any instrument (not a Drum Kit) and give you starter lessons on that instrument for around £45 for the year.


Are these lessons in a group?

Yes, these lessons take place at 4pm on a Thursday, with a large group of students. They will take the form of a band.


Is there an option for individual lessons?

Yes. You can have lessons during the normal school day with the visiting instrumental and vocal teachers OR you can have individual, paired or group lessons with the Music Service teachers on Thursday evening.