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Extra-curricular Clubs & Instrument Lessons

Details of all the extracurricular clubs available during the Spring term can be found here.  Why not have a look what's on offer and find yourself an exciting new hobby or interest?

The Music department offer instrument lessons and clubs for all ages and abilities.  We currently have Rock Club, Jazz Club, String Group and Choir during lunchtimes and Steel Pans after school.  Members of these groups have the opportunity to practise and play together and also perform at events such as the Carol Concert and in our annual 'Sounding Off' concert.  Take a look at our Strings Group performing Skye Boat Song.

Instrument lessons are arranged directly with the school and are provided by our peripatetic tutors. Lessons are taken souring the school day as, unfortunately, it is not possible to schedule them before or after school.  For more details on the instrument lessons we offer please see the information on the right.

Instrument Lessons Available

  • A full list of lessons available can be found here.
  • There is a subsidy for students receiving FSMs (free school meals), please contact Mrs Brown for details:
  • We offer 30 lessons per year and spread them across the three terms trying to offer 10 lessons per term. There are two options available, both are individual lessons.
    • 20 minutes per week  - £90 
    • 30 minutes per week - £150

Payment Deadline dates - 2021/2022

  • Friday 18 March 2022 (to secure Summer 2022 term lessons)
  • 1 Sept 2022 (to secure Autumn 2022 term lessons)

Instrumental Lessons Policy

  • Full details of the School's Instrumental Lessons Policy can be found here.

Lesson Timetables 

Copies of all the timetables for the current term can be found on the Google Classroom — Instrument Lessons, along with any other information relating to instrument lessons.  If your child has lessons with us, they will have been invited to join this and we recommend that they accept this invitation. 

Instrument Hire

  • ​Please note, we do not supply instruments for lessons.
    If this is your first lesson at Bishopshalt School and you do not possess the instrument you wish to learn you may be able to borrow an instrument for your first lesson (please advise in advance).  Following this you will need to purchase/hire an instrument.  Please speak with your peripatetic tutor to discuss the best instrument for you and the best places to purchase the instrument.  

Payment for Lessons via PARENTPAY 

  • All payments for music tuition must be made via ParentPay.  Lessons cannot be commenced without payment being made.
    If you have had a lesson previously you should have the appropriate link for payment in ParentPay.  If you cannot see the payment link or are new to lessons please contact Mrs Brown who will be able to give you access to payment for these lessons.  The payment system has been set up with a default of £90 however this can be changed to reflect the amount you need to pay. 

Termination of lessons

  •  If you have been receiving lessons and wish to terminate your tuition (at the end of the current term) please email Mrs Brown as soon as possible at as we have a waiting list. If possible please can you state your reason for cancelling, so we can take any feedback into account.