Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Lessons & Payments

  • SMS fees can be viewed here.
  • Lesson fees are for ten lessons per term unless you are starting mid-way through the term .

For new student applications, please click here  

For existing students of Sutton Music Service, please log in to your SpeedAdmin account and go to the registration tab to apply for further lessons, ensemble membership or instrument hire. 

  • Payments are made via bank transfer. Unfortunately, we are not able to currently accept payments online or over the phone.
  • Please pay your invoice via Bank Transfer using the following details. Sutton Music Service is part of Cognus Limited.

Account name: Cognus Limited      

Account number: 14276868  

Sort code: 30-80-12  

  • Please include your account number, which can be found on your invoice, in the payment reference.

Yes, you can apply for an SYMSA Bursary – please click here for more details and the application form.

  • Once lessons have started, Sutton Music Service fees are charged on a rolling termly basis.
  • Your child will be automatically enrolled for their SMS activities in the following terms, with an invoice being issued six weeks before the start date. If you wish to discontinue your child’s activity, please notify us by emailing the following dates: 
    • 1 June to discontinue at the end of the Summer Term; 
    • 1 November to discontinue at the end of the Autumn term; 
    • 1 March to discontinue at the end of the Spring term. 

Musical Instruments

  • Students must have their own instruments.   
  • If you do not own an instrument, you can hire one from Sutton Music Service by clicking here.   
  • Please let us know in good time if you wish to hire an instrument to use in the first lesson.    
  • Instrument hire is not included in the lesson fee.    
  • Students will not need to take keyboards or drum kits to their lessons in school. Drummers will need their own drumsticks.   
  • Hired instruments from Sutton Music Service need to be collected from our offices. AddressSutton Music Service, Cognus Limited, Cantium House, Railway Approach, Wallington, SM6 0DZ
  • We are not able to deliver these to the school.    

Lessons & Rehearsals

Check Online:

  • You can check your child’s lesson timetable by logging into your SpeedAdmin account. Click hereto see a short video of how to view your child’s schedule on SpeedAdmin. 

In-School Lessons:

  • Lessons take place during the school day.
  • Lessons will be on a rotating timetable to minimise disruption to other lessons. A rotating timetable means that lessons will be at a different time each week. Check your SpeedAdmin schedule for a full list of dates and times.
  • Students are responsible for attending their lessons at the specified time.

Music Academy

  • Lessons are held at Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy on Wednesday Evenings and Saturday mornings.

St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Northey Ave, Cheam, Sutton SM2 7HF. 




Sutton Youth Training Band  

16:45 – 17:45  

Worship Area  

Young Musicians String Group  

17:00 – 18:00  

Miles Hall  

Young Musicians Training Orchestra  

18:00 – 19:00  

Worship Area  

Sutton Youth Symphonic Band  

17:00 – 18:00  

Worship Area  

Sutton Youth Wind Orchestra  

18:15 – 20:15  

Worship Area  

Sutton Young Singers  

17:00 – 18:00 

Worship Area  

Sutton Youth Choir  

18:00 – 19:00  

Worship Area  

Young Musicians Orchestra  

16:45 – 18:30  

Aitken Hall  

Sutton Youth Symphony Orchestra  

17:30 – 20:00  

Worship Area  

Continuing on from last term, we will be sharing all of your music for rehearsals through the Study Plan area of Speed Admin.  

Please could you access the Study Plan area, print your parts and bring them along to the first rehearsal.  

If your music is not on the Study Plan area yet, it will be uploaded the day before your first rehearsal. 

At the start of each new term, many students will be moving into different groups. Please see your student’s ensemble for this term below. You can also log into your SpeedAdmin account to see your child’s rehearsal times and dates. If you are unable to attend this ensemble day or time please contact 


Activity starts (date) 






Sutton Youth Wind Orchestra 





Sutton Youth Symphony Orchestra 




 Please do not worry if the name of your child’s old ensemble was on your invoice that was sent out during the Autumn. Their correct ensemble will show on their SpeedAdmin timetable. 

If you think your child is ready to move up an ensemble, please contact

Yes, please login to your SpeedAdmin account and make a an application for the additional ensemble.