Music Lessons

Learning to sing or to play a musical instrument provides enormous benefits for young people in terms of their intellectual, social and emotional development. To find out more information on the social and academic benefits of music education, the role you can play in your child’s learning or for general information on lessons and ensembles, please download a copy of our Parent Guide (PDF).

Lessons in school or at Jersey Music Service

Lessons are offered in small groups and are delivered by professional musicians, individual lessons are provided on consultation. All of our teachers have a current DBS and receive annual training and quality assurance. 

String Woodwind Y3+ Brass Y3+ Other
Violin (Y1+)
Viola (Y1+)
Cello (Y1+)
Double Bass (Y3+)
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
Saxophone
Recorder (R+)
Trumpet / Cornet
French Horn
Tenor Horn
Baritone
Euphonium
Trombone
Tuba
Percussion (Incl. Drum Kit) (Y1+)
Keyboard (Y1+)
Guitar (Y2+)
Ukulele (Y1+)
Singing (Voice) (R+)

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Instrument Guide

Group lessons are a fun and sociable way of learning a musical instrument. Lessons can work towards music examinations (ABRSM/Trinity College/Rockschool) or simply focus on the enjoyment and accomplishment of learning to sing or to play a musical instrument.

Remissions

Where a family is in receipt of Income Support there is no charge to access Jersey Music Service’s provision, however, this is limited to lessons and associated instrument hire on one instrument.

The parent/guardian is required to complete a paper copy of the registration form, ensuring that section 6 of the form is completed and the original form is returned via post. Jersey Music Service will then verify termly whether the parent/guardian is in receipt of Income Support with the Social Security Department. No specific details about the Income Support claim will be returned to Jersey Music Service and this information will be used solely to confirm that a claim is in place. Should a claim not be in place the parent/guardian will receive an invoice and payment will be due.  The parent/guardian will be liable for fees until the income support claim is verified by the Social Security Department.

Fee reductions are available for families with more than one child receiving tuition from the Jersey Music Service. These reductions are automatically applied.

Jersey Music Service has a limited fund that provides support to families who would not otherwise be able to access provision. These funds are available to provide help to students who need financial assistance. Any child attending an island school (or home schooled) in any phase or sector is eligible to apply for a Bursary Award. Further information can be requested from Jersey Music Service.

Cancelling lessons

A student can withdraw from lessons only at the end of a term, written notice is required at least 6 weeks before the end of the term you wish tuition to cease. Notification should be received by:

Terms and conditions

Notice can also be sent in writing by letter to: Jersey Music Service, Old Mont Cantel House, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3ZQ or by email to [email protected]