Lessons for all instruments are currently charged at £20 per 30 minute lesson, and are booked in blocks of four in advance at £80.00 every four weeks.
Upon initial booking, an advance payment of £20 is required to secure to first lesson.
Thereafter, should you wish to continue with your lessons, then your tutor will require a payment in advance of £80.00 for four lessons.
For further details and teachers’ terms please email or contact us on 0203 905 2871
Give us a call, or see our 'Book A Lesson' page on this website.
Bookings can be made by debit/credit card, by calling us on 0203 905 2871, using our online booking platform, or by visiting in person by appointment at 9, South End, Croydon. CR0 1BE (COVID restrictions permitting).
Looking for music lessons in Croydon? Look no further…South End Music School boasts five fully air conditioned and professionally equipped teaching rooms. Everything is provided for students to arrive and study in the most comfortable environment possible, where concentration and privacy are key ingredients to successful learning.
For Piano and Guitar students ALL instruments and equipment can be provided for your lesson. We do, however strongly suggest that most guitar students bring their own instrument.
(We are regrettably unable to provide Violins for use during lessons.)
Very simple !! You can contact us by email, or by calling our booking line on 0203 905 2871… Provided we have answered all your questions, discussed times and availability and you have decided on a particular appointment, all we will require at that point is a securing deposit of £20.00, which is accepted by credit or debit card. Your payment can be made over the phone, via our online booking platform, or by visiting us in person, whichever you prefer.
Once we have received your deposit, we will then confirm your booking and email you a receipt of payment along with a welcome letter and an outline of your teacher’s terms and conditions, which will need to be signed and returned to them upon the first lesson.
To get the most out of your lessons it is essential that you either own, or have access to a suitable instrument to practice on throughout the week.
We do understand that you may want to try a few lessons before you commit to purchasing an instrument. For this purpose we occasionally have a selection of instruments available for a limited rental period in order to get you started (Except Violins.. )…Please enquire for availability.
Let your tutor know as soon as possible – 5 days notice is generally required to defer a lesson onto the next week, although in certain circumstances your tutor may be able to find an alternative time for you during the same week if they have an available slot. Lessons cancelled at shorter notice are usually considered forfeit, as outlined in the teaching terms received in your Welcome Letter on first booking. However, it is at your tutor’s own discretion whether to apply a forfeit depending on each individual circumstances.
If your appointments may need to be irregular due to work commitments, please discuss this with your tutor, (or with us upon initial booking) who will do their best to work with you to accommodate this. (We have many students who work shift patterns for example..) We know life is increasingly busy for most these days, and as such a degree of flexibility is often needed!
No more than one lesson from any block of 4 may usually be deferred onto the next week. If you need to miss more than one lesson from a block, for example during summer holidays, your tutor can in some cases permit two lessons to be deferred, so long as none are missed from the following block of four lessons. Again, the best thing to do is speak to your tutor as soon as possible. This will make it easier for them to try and accommodate your plans.
Yes, you can purchase gift vouchers for anything from a block of four lessons for a relative or friend. All vouchers are produced ‘in-house’ and can be tailored to incorporate a personalised message. Gift Vouchers are valid for 6 months after the date of purchase and cannot be exchanged for cash. We can only accept payment for gift vouchers by cash or cheque.
Absolutely, parents are more than welcome to sit in on their child’s lessons although it is often found that older children tend to progress quicker if their parents are not in attendance. However, children under the age of 10 years are preferred to be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is invited to be present throughout the lesson.
Unfortunately we do not offer lessons for more than one person, this is to ensure that each student receives effective contact time with their tutor to best aid their learning progress.
Preparations for graded examinations by leading examination boards such as the ABRSM, Trinity College, Rockschool and Registry of Guitar Tutors are available. Details are available upon request from your teacher.
Absolutely! You tell us about the styles of music, artists or bands that have fuelled your passion and we will tailor the lessons to incorporate this.
There is an easily accessible 24-hour pay & display car park just 200 yards from us located in Spices Yard. Alternatively there are a number of individual pay & display bays along South End, which providing that your lesson is after 5pm and you are parked in a bay, are free of charge.
All of our tutors have been checked and passed by the Disclosure Barring Service (replacing the old Criminal Records Bureau) for their suitability to work with children or vulnerable adults.
We recommend that students at the early stages should have an individual 30 minute lesson once each week. This should be increased to 1 hour each week once the student has reached Grade 5 standard and above. (For new students joining who have prior playing and musical experience, our tutors will be happy to assess your musical ability and discuss your aims and requirements for future development before advising on the appropriate lesson duration.) We also strongly recommend that Music Theory is studied in addition to instrumental lessons when preparing for higher graded examinations.