ParentPay Account - county groups and individual lessons

The ParentPay Login is our payment method for county group memberships, individual lessons (outside of school) and concert tickets. If you are also a member of a Saturday Centre, please let us know and this can be added to your ParentPay account.

ParentPay Shop

Please use the ParentPay Shop to pay for Mini Music, Community Choir, NMPAT Contemporary, Saturday Centres and other NMPAT activities – including music exams, if invited by an NMPAT teacher.

September 2021 to July 2022 termly subscriptions and fees

Once again, we have held the subcriptions and fees without any increase for 2022-23

  • Membership of one County Group
  • Membership of more than one County Group
    Membership of more than one County Group is charged at a higher rate to support the work of the Trust. Families who are not in a position to support us in this way may opt to pay the lower rate.
  • Membership of Saturday afternoon activities
    Membership of Northampton Contemporary or Youth Theatre
  • Membership of a Saturday Centre
    Applicable from January 2022.
  • One Session Membership of a Saturday Centre
    One session only at a Saturday Centre, applicable from January 2022.
  • Membership of a County Group and another activity
    Reduced rate for Jazz Matters, NMPAT Contemporary or Composition for members of an auditioned County Group.
  • Membership of a Saturday Centre for County Group members
    Reduced Saturday Centre or Youth Theatre subscription for members of an auditioned County Group, applicable from January 2022.
  • Multiple Group Activities
    Reduced rate for Jazz Matters, NMPAT Contemporary or Composition for members of a Saturday Centre, Youth Theatre or attending another of these activities.
  • Mini Music @ NMPAT
    Babies to Crawlers; Mini Music - pre-school; Musical Mash Up - Reception and KS1
  • Y-Not Saturday Centre
  • Musical Stars
  • Individual Tuition
    For 10 x 30 minute individual lessons
  • Music Production
  • Exotic Instruments Clubs
    Bassoon, Oboe, Double Bass and Percussion Clubs
  • NMPAT Community Choir

When to pay

Fees and subscriptions for all are due at the first lesson or rehearsal at the beginning of each payment period (September, January and April).

To help reduce costs, our preferred method of payment is through ParentPay, either by ParentPay account or the ParentPay Shop.  We are also able to accept the following payments

  • Credit or debit card – for payments over £10 only
  • Standing order – for annual fees over £350, paid over 9 months (October to June).  A £20 administration fee is charged for set up and management of the payments and for each change throughout the year.  A new standing order application needs to be made each academic year.  For application forms, please contact NMPAT office.

Late payment of fees and subscriptions will carry a £20 administration charge. Any subsequent follow up reminders sent to you will be treated as an invoice and incur an additional administration charge of £20.

How to pay for lessons in schools where NMPAT operates a Direct Billing of Parents Scheme

Some schools have asked us to operate a Direct Billing Scheme which means that payment for lessons is made by parents directly to NMPAT.

  • Payment to NMPAT is via our online system at iPresto where your card payment will be processed by WorldPay.
  • Fees are payable in advance of each 11 week payment period. If you need to discuss potential arrangements for payment terms, please contact us:
  • Please click here for terms and conditions between NMPAT and parents of children receiving music lessons billed directly by NMPAT: Terms & Conditions
  • Refund Policy: In the event of wishing to discontinue lessons at the end of a payment period (Autumn, Spring, Summer), you agree to give a minimum of five weeks’ notice in writing to NMPAT. You also agree that no refund of fees will be due to you for notice given within term.

Gift Aid

As a registered charity NMPAT is able to benefit from Gift Aid on subscriptions for County Ensembles and Saturday Centres. For parents agreeing to this, we can reclaim Gift Aid relief on subscriptions for these activities.

We will have asked you to do this at the time of registration, but if you did not sign a form, you can complete a form and return it to the Music Trust Office. Please note that the person signing the Gift Aid declaration needs to be the person who makes the payments for the subscriptions.

If at any time you cease to be a UK Taxpayer, change your name or address, or no longer wish to participate in the scheme, please contact the Trust Office.

"All children should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument"

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