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 normally 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.

Many lessons take place at the Kettering Road Arts Centre in Northampton, but it may be possible for them to be arranged more locally to you through our Regional 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 lessons

We can also offer individual and group drama lessons.

How do I apply for lessons?

Please complete an application form and return it to the office by email or post.

How much do they cost?

Is there a scholarship or grant?

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.