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Music Academies

Sutton Music Service runs two Music Academies on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Our specialist instrumental music teachers teach a variety of orchestral instruments in one to one and paired lessons. We also provide group music theory and aural lessons catering to students of all ages.

We aim to provide as many children as possible with a high quality and enjoyable musical experience.

Music Academy lessons are held at Cheam Park Farm Junior School, Kingston Avenue, Sutton SM3 9UE


(per 10 week term)​

25 minute lessons

Individual Lessons


Paired Lessons

(if suitable partner can be found)


30 minute vocal/piano lessons

Individual Lessons


Paired Lessons (vocal only)

(if suitable partner can be found)


Please read our terms and conditions before applying.

Should you have any questions about our academies please contact

Wednesday Academy dates 2020-21

September16, 23, 30
October7, 14, 21
November4, 11, 18, 25
January13, 20, 27
February3, 10, 24
March3, 10, 17, 24
May5, 12, 19, 26
June9, 16, 23, 30

Saturday Academy dates 2020-21

September19, 26
October3, 10, 17, 24
November7, 14, 21, 28
January9, 16, 23, 30
February6, 13, 27
March6, 20, 27 (*No Music Academy on 13 March)
May1, 8, 22, 29 (*No Music Academy on 15 May)
June12, 19, 26
July3, 10

Instruments offered

Our specialist instrumental music teachers teach a variety of orchestral instruments.

To see which instruments we provide tuition for, please click on the relevant Academy below.

Academy Ensembles

In addition to our large ensemble opportunities, we run a series of smaller ensembles to help students develop their musicianship and performance skills. For more information about BFG Brass, FAB Band, and our string quartets, please click here.

Age advice

Some instruments are more suitable for older children. Our recommendation for when students may wish to start learning is:

InstrumentSchool Year
Violin/ViolaYear 1 or 2
CelloYear 2 or 3
Double Bass/Mini BassYear 4
FluteYear 4
ClarinetYear 5
SaxophoneYear 5 or 6
OboeYear 6
TrumpetYear 4
Trombone/P boneYear 4
Low Brass – Baritone/Euphonium/TubaYear 5
PercussionYear 3