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Instrumental and vocal tuition in schools

All Derby and Derbyshire schools have access to Music Partnership instrumental and vocal teaching and instrument loan services.

Instrumental and vocal lessons usually take place during the school day, with individuals or small groups of pupils leaving part of their curriculum lessons to attend. Virtually all this teaching is undertaken by self-employed teachers who have, through interview, been accredited by the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership.

The majority of instrumental and vocal teachers are willing to teach pupils in pairs, threes or fours, up to a certain level, depending on the ability and age of the children. In this way, pupils start learning an instrument in a comfortable and confident environment, surrounded by their peers, as well as the cost of each lesson being shared by the pupils in the lesson.

Arranging tuition in school

If you are a school teacher wanting to arrange instrumental and/or vocal teaching in your school, or you just want to know a little more about how it all works, simply email Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership and someone will get in touch to start a dialogue. 


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Financial subsidies and instrument loans

Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership subsidises the cost of instrumental/vocal lessons through various remission schemes, including subsidies for new starters, SEN pupils, families facing financial hardship, tuition on minority instruments and additional support for pupils performing at higher grades.

Where appropriate, the instrumental or vocal teacher accesses these subsidies for their pupils, but only teachers accredited to the Music Partnership are able to do so.

It is usually possible for a pupil to borrow an instrument in order to access instrumental tuition. Instruments can only be issued to Music Partnership accredited teachers, for use by named pupils in named schools with a one-off instrument hire fee of £30.

Quality assurance

We have well-established systems for monitoring, mentoring, supporting and evaluating all provision including instrumental and vocal tution. 

Quality assurance permeates all that we do. We have well-established systems for monitoring, mentoring, supporting and evaluating all provision which have been developed to incorporate all aspects of Derbyshire Music Education Hub delivery.