Music Lessons Outside of School

What is available?

Lessons can be arranged on a one-to-one basis with a specialist teacher, term-time only and outside of school hours, on all instruments. These lessons are primarily intended for students approaching higher grades working with a specialist teacher. Applications are welcome from beginners and adults, but are subject to teacher availability and we cannot guarantee to meet demand.

If you are thinking about about lessons for your child, these may be able to take place in school.  We work with most primary and secondary schools across Northamptonshire and where lessons take place in school we are able to loan some instruments.  

Most lessons take place at NMPAT, on the Kettering Road in Northampton.  It is sometimes possible for lessons to be arranged more locally to you, through our Saturday Music and Arts Centres.  For students about to join Secondary School, lessons out of school hours may be an alternative to school based lessons.

Students having individual lessons are usually expected to provide their own instrument. Instrument loan is not included.

Music lessons

We can offer lessons on:

  • brass: cornet, trumpet, tuba, trombone, french horn, tenor horn, euphonium
  • woodwind: clarinet, oboe, flute, bassoon, saxophone, recorder
  • strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass
  • guitar: acoustic, bass, electric
  • percussion: drum kit, orchestral percussion
  • piano and keyboard
  • harp
  • voice
  • drama
  • SEND
  • music production

Introductory videos on lessons in each department can be found on our YouTube Channel: Thinking of learning an instrument…

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Cost of lessons

Please see the ‘Make a payment‘ page for a list of fees.

Scholarships or grants

There are a limited number of scholarships and grants available for particularly talented students still in full time education, and those in financial need. These grants are only available for those taking lessons through NMPAT.

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

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