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.
Financial assistance is also available for lessons delivered by Music Hub Music Leaders and Accredited Teachers, please speak to your teacher for further information.
Fees for individual lessons Autumn 2022
20 minute fortnightly lesson - £85.92 (Previously called 20 minute shared lesson),
20 minute weekly lesson - £171.84 (Previously called 20 minute individual lesson),
30 minute weekly lesson - £257.76 (Previously called 30 minute individual lesson),
40 minute weekly lesson - £343.68 (Previously called 40 minute individual lesson)
Fees for individual lessons Spring/Summer 2023
20 minute fortnightly lesson - £78.76 (Previously called 20 minute shared lesson),
20 minute weekly lesson - £157.52 (Previously called 20 minute individual lesson),
30 minute weekly lesson - £236.28 (Previously called 30 minute individual lesson),
40 minute weekly lesson - £315.04 (Previously called 40 minute individual lesson)
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 - £42.96 for 12 lessons (Autumn term x 12 lessons), £39.38 for 11 lessons (Spring and Summer term x 11 lessons)
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 - £85.92 for 12 lessons (Autumn term), £78.76 for 11 lessons (Spring and Summer term)
Financial Support & SEND Bursary – Both the bursaries above on receipt of evidence as per terms and conditions.
20 minute weekly lesson - £42.96 for 12 lessons (Autumn term x 12 lessons), £39.38 for 11 lessons (Spring and Summer term x 11 lessons)
Lesson fees for independent teachers vary but normally start at £15 per half hour. Contact your school - some schools vary lesson costs
Fees for hiring instruments are £25 per term or £55 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
Music Hub ensembles and music group fees 2022/23
Our ensembles and music groups fees are:
Price Band A - attend any group in this price band (as many as you wish) for £40 a term or £110 per year
Price Band B - attend any group in price band A and B (as many as you wish) for £65 a term or £175 per year
Price Band C - attend any group in price band A, B and C (as many as you wish) for £80 a term or £210 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
- Guitar Club
- Junior Voices - All Saints, Grenoside, Springs Academy
- 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
- Intermediate Bassoons
- Intermediate Brass
- Intermediate Clarinets
- Intermediate Flutes
- 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.
For costs related to partner organisations please see their websites.