FAQ

Peripatetic vocal and instrumental lessons at the school are delivered by Sutton Music Service, part of Cognus Limited.  

Please feel free to get in contact with Sutton Music Service by either emailing  suttonmusicservice@cognus.org.uk or calling 020 8323 0419. 

Vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Drum Kit, Woodwind (Flute, Clarinet, or Saxophone), Strings (Violin, Viola, or Cello), Brass (Trumpet or Trombone).

If there is an instrument not listed here that you would like pupils to learn, please email us, and we will see if there is a way that we can make it work.

The price only includes the cost of tuition. However, you can hire instruments from us at a subsidised rate.

If pupils would like to hire an instrument, parents should indicate it on your online instrumental booking form when you sign up for lessons – https://www.suttonmusicservice.org.uk/lessons/ 

For more information about our affordable instrument hire scheme, please visit https://suttonmu-sicservice.org.uk/instrument-hire/

Absolutely. Sutton Music Service is very experienced at entering pupils for exams with the ABRSM, RSL, and Trinity.

Please note that entering exams will require additional resources and exam entry fee that is not covered in the cost of tuition. 

The tutors will write reports at the end of each academic year. If you have questions or concerns in the meantime, please contact Sutton Music Service by emailing suttonmusicservice@cognus.org.uk

Sometimes there will be occasions where the tutor is absent, either due to unforeseen reasons, such as illness, or authorised planned absence. In either scenario, we will make sure that your son or daughter still has their full allocation of lessons by scheduling make up sessions.

Parents pay the lesson fees termly and in advance of the first lesson. Sutton Music Service will send you an invoice approximately six weeks before the start of the new term. 

Yes, the Sutton Music Education Hub can provide a 25% discount on lesson fees. Parents should indicate this on their application form. Schools can also top this discount up, if they wish.

If parents wish to stop lessons, they need to do so in writing to suttonmusicservice@cognus.org.uk before the half-term break in any double term. In other words, to cancel at the end of the autumn term (December), please notify us before the October half term.