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. There are also opportunities for beginners and learners at our Virtual Centre, where our Saturday Music and Arts Centres are currently running online.
Most lessons take place at the Kettering Road Arts Centre in Northampton, usually it may be possible for them to be arranged more locally to you through our Saturday Music and Arts Centres but this option is currently not available. 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.
We can offer lessons on:
Introductory videos on lessons in each department can be found on our YouTube Channel: Thinking of learning an instrument…
Please see the ‘Make a payment‘ page for a list of fees.
There are a limited number of scholarships and grants available for particularly talented students still in full time education, and 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"