All Year 7 students learn to play an instrument as part of their music curriculum

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Join one of our many ensembles... ukulele, guitar, choir, Samba and more... to broaden your musical knowledge.

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Ormiston Six Villages Academy is pleased to offer instrumental lessons on a variety of instruments. Playing a musical instrument can bring a lifetime of enjoyment and many of our students learn so that they can play in a group, band or orchestra with others; indeed, we see a benefit across the curriculum to students who receive lessons.

Instrumental tuition within the Year 7 music curriculum

As part of their curriculum lessons all Year 7 students learn, during one of the two Music classes each fortnight, how to play an instrument. Students are allocated an instrument for their own personal use during the academic year, to take home and practise as part of this. 

Instrumental Lessons 

To complement the Academy Year 7 music project, instrumental tuition is also available on Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit, Keyboard and Piano. Piano is only available as a Masterclass lesson and places are limited.

West Sussex Music also visits the Academy to offer singing lessons. Lessons through this scheme are arranged independently of the Academy; please contact

Group lessons are taken by teachers who come in one day per week.  The students are timetabled at different times each week so that they do not miss the same lesson. Students showing particular aptitude for their chosen instrument may be considered for Masterclass lessons—individual lessons of 30 minutes duration.  An offer for individual lessons will be agreed between Mr Munt and the individual instrumental tutors and will be based on current progress and attitude to private practice outside lessons.  Parents will be notified of this offer and associated tuition fees in advance.

Fees & conditions

1. a) Reduced fee of £60 per term for 10 Group lessons (3-4 students) of 30 minutes duration each. Groups of only 2 students will receive a 20 minute lesson.

To qualify for the reduced rate students must participate in at least one musical enrichment activity. These usually run on a weekly basis.

b) £70 per term per term for 10 Group lessons (3-4 students) of 30 minutes duration each. Groups of only 2 students will receive a 20 minute lesson.

c) £130 per term for 10 Masterclass lessons (single student lesson) of 30 minutes each. 

All students taking a Masterclass lesson are expected to participate in at least one musical enrichment activity. These usually run on a weekly basis.

2. Fees for each term must be paid in advance to guarantee a place on the new timetable.

3. We regret lessons missed through a student’s non-attendance cannot be made up as the teacher is still paid for their time.

4. Teachers will only enter students for any examination with the consent of the parent/carer.

5. Students in receipt of Free School Meals/Pupil Premium may be entitled to receive lessons on one instrument at a subsidised rate. Please contact the Academy for further details on how to apply.

6. The Academy reserves the right to charge a proportion of the cost of books lost or damaged by students and to ask for a contribution towards the cost of repair or replacement of property or equipment damaged by students.

Music Enrichment 

Extra-curricular music enrichment activities are available to all students without the requirement to undertake instrumental lessons. These include a Guitar club, Ukulele club, a vocal ensemble—Voices Together, a Djembe Drumming ensemble, and a Samba/Steel pans group. These activities are all free and there is no requirement to read music or audition. Anyone interested in joining is more than welcome to attend.



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For more information...

If your child is interested in receiving instrumental lessons and/or participating in some or all of the extra-curricular activities available, please contact the relevant member of staff:

For advice & guidance, contact:

Mr Daniel Munt, Associate Assistant Principal / Head of Arts 

For queries about availability of places, timetabling & payments, contact:

Mrs Tracy Clayton, Arts Administration
01243 546838

West Sussex Music Trust
West Sussex Music Trust - current rates

Current rates for tuition through the West Sussex Music Trust can be found on their website:

together with further information about the opportunities they provide. Alternatively please contact them by phone on 08452 082 182 or by email: