Trafford Music Service delivers instrumental lessons on weeknights and Saturday mornings at our home, The Claremont Centre, in Sale.
Lessons are available for children (up to 18 years old) during term time - Monday to Friday - 4pm to 8:30pm, and on a Saturday morning between 9:15am and 12:15pm. Lessons are taught by Trafford Music Service tutors. Lesson availability is dependant on tutors timetables and the demand for lessons.
Current lessons running at our Music Centres include (but are not limited to)
- Upper Strings (violin/viola) and Lower Strings (cello/double bass)
- Percussion inc. Drum Kit
- Guitar (including, Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitar)
Trafford Music Service also offers an Instrument Hire Scheme so that you are able to learn and take home an instrument at a reasonable cost.
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Price (prices from September 2017)
|Individual lesson (30 min)||£15.75|
|Individual lesson (20 Min)||£12.50|
|Paired Lesson (20 Min)||£7.50|
|Paired lesson (30 min)||£9.00|
|Ukulele/Recorder Group Lesson||£5.50|
Instrument hire / purchase
Pupils will need their own instrument for lessons, however it is understandably a big commitment especially in the early stages of a child’s learning. As a result Trafford Music Service can provide instrument hire for most instruments* this is charged termly in advance.
*Exceptions for hire are piano, keyboard, tuba, tenor saxophone or low cost instruments such as ukulele, recorder, toot, and ocarina.
Purchasing an instrument
If you are a child who attends a school in Trafford and attend lessons with Trafford Music Service, you are automatically eligible for the Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme. Because Trafford Music Service is part of the Greater Manchester Music Hub we benefit from buying equipment and instruments in large quantities. We can pass on savings to you in the form of cheaper prices and through paying no VAT. Please note there will be a 2.5% administrative charge for this purpose.
How do I apply / what next?
Complete an online application form. Once we have received this your application is placed on our waiting list and we will be able to inform you of availability on your child’s choice of instrument in their school.
It is our aim to get lessons started for your child as soon as possible. However, there may be a delay to lessons being set up as our ability to set up lessons is dependent on a number of factors: tutor availability, school space / time (that then needs to match with tutor availability), group lesson applicants all still wishing to start lessons. As soon as all these match we will get you lessons up and running.
Group lessons are dependent on having five applications in of a similar type – we may get in touch if you have a second choice that forms a group or if we think we may be able to offer you a group lesson sooner at our Music Centre in Sale.
- We will contact you by e-mail with a start date for the lessons and shortly after you will be invoiced by e-mail for your first term of lessons.
- Payment must be made in advance of the lessons starting. We do not give our tutors complete information and confirmation that lessons can go ahead until payment has been made.
- Collect your instrument (where applicable) your child can then attend their first lesson.