Is it true that instrument lessons are free at Forest Hill School?
Yes it is!
How many lessons can you take?
Every student at Forest Hill School gets the opportunity to study one instrument during their school career, where space permits.
Why is my son learning in a group?
For popular instruments like keys, guitar and drums we start students with group lessons so that more can access and develop their interest and skills. Those that are particularly committed eventually progress onto one-to-one lessons.
Which instruments do you teach?
Ready? Here we go… cello, violin, trumpet, trombone, tuba, french horn, flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, double bass, vocals, piano, drum kit.
My son is in year 10 but didn’t take music. Can he still have his instrument lesson?
Once a student decides their Key Stage 4 options, only those choosing music can continue to access timetabled instrument lessons. Extra-curricular groups and after school lessons are fine though.
How do I sign up for instrument lessons?
How do I book a lunchtime music room?
How long are the lessons?
After school lessons are for 1 hour. Lunchtimes clubs are 45 minutes. General instrument lessons that are timetabled through the school day (1 to 1 lessons) are 25-30 minutes.
Can you help me arrange for private lessons outside of school?
The links will help you connect with local teachers offering a range of instrument tuition options.
Lewisham Music Hub
Can I Get Access To Any Funds To Buy An Instrument?
See this list for funds available for young musicians.