Instrumental Lessons

We offer a variety of instrumental lessons taught by our Performing Arts Lead, Mr Harris.  Lessons are taught on a 1-to-1 basis and are 20 minutes per week on a rota system, each half term focusing on a different group of pupils.

As traditional instrumental lessons are not suitable for many of our pupils, we take a more therapeutic approach, allowing pupils to experiment and explore instruments which we then guide towards building more specific instrumental skills.

Lessons are offered free of charge but must be requested by the pupil’s parents or carers by contacting the school with your child’s name and any instrumental preference(s) they may have from the below list; some pupils may wish to try out various instruments during their lessons so do not worry if they are not sure which to pick.

We currently offer lessons for the following:

  • Guitar

  • Bass guitar

  • Keyboard/piano

  • Drums

  • Singing

  • Song Writing/Music Technology (using software to create music)

Pupils do not need to have their own instruments to have music lessons at The Valley School as we have instruments that can use in their lessons.  During periods of high demand, it is possible your child will be placed on a waiting list until a space becomes available.

If you have any questions, please do feel free to get in touch.


Pupil Name:

I would like my child to participate in the following instrumental lesson:

  • Individual lessons
    (£90 per term)
  • Group lessons
    (£60 per term/No charge for those who receive Free School Meals)


  • Guitar/Ukulele
  • Bass guitar
  • Piano/keyboard
  • Voice/Singing
  • Drums
  • Music Technology/Song Writing

Signed (Parent/Carer):
Parent/Carer Name: