Fees for lessons and music groups
Free or low cost lessons
Learning a musical instrument can be costly but there are ways to get help.
Contact your school to find out about free whole-class instrumental teaching.
Ask your school if ‘Pathways’ lessons are available. These are low cost lessons taught in larger groups. Fees normally range from £2 to £4 per lesson. Some schools provide these lessons free of charge to families.
Fees for individual lessons Autumn 2023
20 minute fortnightly lesson - £91.92*
20 minute weekly lesson - £183.84
30 minute weekly lesson - £275.76
40 minute weekly lesson - £367.68
Fees for individual lessons Spring 2024
20 minute fortnightly lesson - £84.26
20 minute weekly lesson - £168.52
30 minute weekly lesson - £252.78
40 minute weekly lesson - £337.04
Fees for individual lessons Summer 2024**
20 minute fortnightly lesson - £90.20
20 minute weekly lesson - £180.29
30 minute weekly lesson - £270.49
40 minute weekly lesson - £360.58
Fees for individual bursary lessons
Financial Support Bursary – 50% off the price of a Fortnightly lesson on receipt of evidence submitted. See terms and conditions.
Fortnightly 20 minutes lesson - £45.96 (Autumn term), £42.13 (Spring term), £45.10 (Summer term)
SEND Bursary – Upgrade to an individual lesson if evidence received from school to confirm SEND status and that the child would benefit from an individual weekly lesson rather than a fortnightly lesson.
20 minute weekly lesson - £91.92 (Autumn term), £84.26 (Spring term), £90.20 (Summer term)
Financial Support & SEND Bursary – Both the bursaries above on receipt of evidence as per terms and conditions.
20 minute weekly lesson - £45.96 (Autumn term), £42.13 (Spring term), £45.10 (Summer term)
*In some cases, we may be able to offer a 20 minute weekly shared lesson between 2 young people. This is only available where our music leader believes that there are 2 young musicians at the same age, instrument, and musical ability. The music leader will only be able to make this decision when lessons commence.
**Our prices cover the lessons indicated per term and have increased to cover the rising staffing costs, which includes an increase in the new financial year after April 2024, but we are pleased that we are able to make these increases below the cost of inflation.
Your invoice will be sent to you termly via email. The email will contain a link to pay. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Hub ensembles and music group fees 2023/24
Our ensembles and music groups fees are:
Price Band A - attend any group in this price band (as many as you wish) for £50 a term or £135 per year
Price Band B - attend any group in price band A and B (as many as you wish) for £70 a term or £195 per year
Price Band C - attend any group in price band A, B and C (as many as you wish) for £90 a term or £255 per year
Annual payments are not applicable for refunds.
If you meet the criteria for our lesson bursaries then you can attend any of our music groups for FREE! You do not have to have lessons with us and some groups require no previous musical experience.
Price Band A Groups
- Beginner Guitar Club
- Junior Voices - All Saints, Grenoside, Springs Academy
- Let's Make Music! (Y1 and Y2)
- Learn to Play Guitar!
- Learn to Play Recorder!
- Pad Sessions
- Sheffield Children’s Orchestra
- Sheffield Children’s Wind Band
- Sheffield Youth Samba Band
- Sheffield Youth Strings
- Youth Voices (mixed choir Y7+)
Price Band B Groups
- Electric and Steel String Guitar Club
- Intermediate Brass
- Intermediate Clarinets
- Intermediate Flutes
- Intermediate Guitar Club
- Intermediate Strings
- Rock and Pop Band Skills
- Sheffield Young Sinfonia
- Sheffield Youth Jazz Collective
- Sheffield Youth Wind Band
Price Band C Groups
- City of Sheffield Festival Band
- Senior Brass
- Senior Clarinets
- Senior Double Reeds
- Senior Flutes
- Senior Orchestra
- Senior Strings
- Sheffield Youth Big Band
An Audition is required for groups in bold. For further information and to apply please visit the 'Sing and Play' section.
Fees for Instrument Hire
Fees for hiring instruments are £30 per term or £75 per year for children learning with a Music Hub Music Leader or Accredited Teacher. The cost of consumables such as reeds and strings is to be met by the hirer. Contact music shops to find out about their hire charges
For costs related to partner organisations please see their websites.