Music lessons for your children

SCMT music lessons are always tailored with enjoyment in mind.  Our teachers are here to engage and inspire your children, maximise their potential, prioritise progression and put them completely at ease.  We are a traditional music school of professional tutors, all holding music degrees and actively endorsed by ourselves, our local centres/music shops… and six University Music Faculties.  SCMT has been here for 15 years… and it shows:

  • Tell us exactly what you are looking for in a music teacher for your child and we’ll match you up with someone straight away.
  • Your child’s first music lesson will be free and without obligation.
  • If you decide to continue, you can pay for lessons one at a time.
  • Your child can be taught within your own home (no extra cost), on the tutor’s premises (studio or home) or on your local university campus.
  • A Starter Pack containing a ‘hand picked’ music book and all relevant materials is provided free of charge.
  • Performance plays a massive part.  Our concerts provide excellent incentives, all year round.

Our tutors will always tailor the music lessons to suit your child, whether you want them to have a laid back hobby, pass exams as they come along… or win competition trophies! We have regular concerts that all children can play in.  These are massively popular with our young pupils and their proud parents.  We’ve also just launched our Youth Music Competitions (see more on the Concerts and Events page), adding yet another exciting annual event to our pupil’s music calendar.

Lessons last for 30 minutes, 45 minutes or an hour depending on your child’s age, ability and the instrument they are learning. Variety is key to enjoyment so music theory, flash cards, scales, duets, music listening, aural skills and composition are incorporated where relevant. A commitment to maximising your child’s potential alongside engaging teaching methods will result in your child appreciating, understanding and most of all, enjoying the music they play.

… and music lessons for adults too

  • Music lessons 1 on 1 or in groups, beginners to advanced level.
  • Dedicated and inspiring music teachers that can teach you in your own home if you would prefer at no extra charge.
  • The first music lesson is free without any obligation to book, giving you a chance to meet the teacher and have a chat about the teaching styles available.
  • Music lessons last for 45 minutes or an hour, available between 9am and 8pm, 7 days a week.
  • Your lessons can be paid for one at a time, no pre-payment required.

Pupil Services

As soon as you are enjoying music lessons with one of our teachers, you can make full use of the following services…

  • Annual full tutor vetting
  • Free introductory lesson
  • Starter pack
  • Free materials
  • Progress reviews
  • Tutor absence cover
  • Pupil Concerts!
  • Music performance competitions
  • Free DVD’s of your performances
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Exam entry and training
  • Money back when you recommend us
  • Music book shopping with 15% discount
  • Annual Instrumental Competitions
  • Youtube channel tuition
  • Termly prize draws
  • Books sales (new and 2nd hand)
  • Monthly receipts

Music lessons in Schools

A group of children playing the violinSCMT provides 1-1 music lessons within numerous schools across the South, meaning that if your evenings and weekends are full of other activities your child can take 30 minutes out of a lesson or lunch-hour to learn their instrument. We have numerous schools already in place, but even if that isn’t the case we can contact them directly on your behalf if you’d like your child to learn during school time. All of our tutors are fully vetted and insured, so it’s an easy process to arrange in most cases.

We are delighted to be working with so many new schools! New for 2019 so far are The Drive Prep School in Hove and The Endeavour Academy in Oxford.  These schools are offering SCMT lessons on piano and violin at the moment but we’re looking to expend to other instruments in September.

A childs hands at the keys of a piano showing Music lessons for children on pianoMusical Exploration

Individual Music Tuition for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Build confidence and musicianship whatever the ability or talent.

These bespoke sessions give individuals the opportunity to learn music in their own way through challenging and enjoyable activities that the tutor creates. This may be done using the voice, percussion or keyboard skills.  As confidence grows the lessons may act as a pathway to more instrument focused lessons if appropriate and/or performance opportunities in the termly concerts.

Singing and Musical Exploration lessons are not Music Therapy, but a safe, creative space in which young people with Special Needs are given the time and space to explore music and the access to one-to-one tuition with a high level music tutor.

“I can’t believe my daughter can have singing lessons! She has so much fun.” – Parent of 15 year old teenager with Downs Syndrome.