News: Music Lessons via Theatre Clwyd

Theatre Clwyd Music Lessons
We look forward to welcoming new and returning students in September, and being back in your school.

All lesson prices, available discounts, helpful information and FAQs can be found below. Registration for new students will open on1 Augustvia our lesson-portalhere. Students can receive a 5% Early-Bird discount for signing up before 26 August.

Lesson Prices

In-School Lessons

Lesson Type


No. of Lessons

Tuition Cost

Cost Per Lesson


20 Minutes

34 Lessons Per Year

£380.00 Per Year

£11.18 Per Lesson


30 Minutes

34 Lessons Per Year

£570.00 Per Year

£16.76 Per Lesson

Small Group of 2

30 Minutes

34 Lessons Per Year

£245.00 Per Year

£7.21 Per Lesson

Small Group of 3

30 Minutes

34 Lessons Per Year

£160.00 Per Year

£4.71 Per Lesson

Other Options and Fees

Ensembles/Music Groups (Out of school hours, in Mold)

£120 for the year

(Choir, String, Woodwind, Brass, Guitar)

Instrument Hire

£30 for the year

Registration Information

For new students, Public Registration will open on1 Augustwith the 5% Early Bird discount available until 26 August. You can sign up on our lessons portal, SpeedAdmin,here.

For existing students, we have introduced a new sign-up method this year where parents won’t need to do anything to sign up… students will be automatically re-registered and parents just opt out by 31 July if they want to discontinue lessons. This should reduce the administrative burden for parents over summer, and they won’t miss the Loyalty and Early-Bird discounts as they will be added automatically.

Basic Registration Timeline:

  • 1 August– Public Registration Opens
  • 26 August– Deadline for receiving Early-Bird discount when registering
  • September– Students contacted with details of their allocated teacher and first lesson time

Students will receive an email when they sign up to confirm that they are on the waiting list, ready to be placed in lessons. Once their teacher has been allocated they will receive an email in early September telling them when their first lesson will be.

Additional Helpful Information

Direct Debits

Parents can pay for the year all at once OR they can spread the cost of lessons over 12 months, paying monthly by direct debit (this is a new feature for September 2022).

Children who receive Free School Meals

The cost of instrumental lessons foreFSM qualifying-studentsis effectively free to parents, as the school covers the cost of their learning. They may be offered a Small Group of 3 as the least costly option however this can be discussed with the school

Further Discounts

  • 10% Loyalty Discountfor returning students
  • 5% Early-Birddiscount on lessons for being signed up with us before 26 August
  • 10% Waiting Listdiscount for those that are currently on our waiting list who haven’t been placed in lessons this year.

Lesson Times

We usually try to schedule lessons between 9:00AM and 3:00PM – but depending on the flexibility of the school and the student / parent, can occasionally start a little earlier and / or finish a little later than this if required to fit in the full timetable of students.

Wherever possible, we endeavour to operate a rota policy for lessons, to ensure students do not miss the same class subject at the same time every week.

Within secondary schools, priority for timetabling lessons is also given to those inYear 10-13.

Group Lessons

If there are not enough people to make up a full group when you sign up for a group lesson, students will be given pro-rata lessons until a full group signs up. Examples below

  • If only 1 person signed up for a Small Group of 2 lesson, they would receive half the lesson time (15 minutes).
  • If only 1 person signed up for a Small Group of 3, they would receive a third of the time (10 minutes)
  • If only 2 people signed up for a Small Group of 3 they would receive two thirds of the time (20 minutes).

Frequently Asked Questions

What instruments are available for tuition?

We offer tuition across a large variety of instruments, including:

Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

Woodwind: Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophones

Percussion: Drum Kit, Orchestral Percussion

Guitar: Acoustic, Classical, Electric, Bass

Brass: Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tenor Horn, Baritone Horn, Euphonium, Tuba

Everything Else: Piano, Harp, Singing, Music Theory and Aural Training

How are lessons delivered in schools – are they individual or in groups?

For our school lessons, we offer tuition in both formats. Students and parents can choose either individual lessons or lessons in small groups of 2 or 3 students. The group lessons are cheaper than individual lessons. When signing up forlessons in schools, you will receive 34 lessons over the course of the full school year. If you sign up part-way through the year, you will get a pro-rata number of lessons, charged at a pro-rata tuition fee rate too.

When will my lessons start?

If you signed up forSchool Lessonsduring the summer registration period, your lessons will start in the first few weeks of term, in September. If you have subsequently signed up since then, your lessons will start within 1-2 weeks of you completing the registration form. This is to allow us time to make suitable arrangements with our tutors and their timetables, as well as coordinating with schools where necessary.

How do I pay for lessons?

As part of the registration process you will have created an account withSpeedAdmin-our online portal for coordinating teaching, timetabling, communication and payments. Parents / Guardians or Adult Students will be able to login to their accounts onSpeedAdminand use the secure online payment facility to make a payment by direct debit.

I do not own an instrument. Can I hire one?

We have a large variety of instruments available to hire, as part of our instrument hire scheme. The cost of the instrument hire scheme is aone-off £30 paymentfor the school year, payable when you receive your instrument. Generally, we have instruments available across most sizes and types.

Can I learn more than one instrument?

Yes, you can learn as many instruments with us as you like. However, if you are starting off with your first ever musical instrument, we recommend focusing on that to begin with, before diving into the rest of the instrument cupboard!

Do you have Parents’ Evenings?

We hostParents’ Eveningsessionson Zoom each term. Exact timings for next year are yet to be decided, but you should hear from yourMusic Associatetutor towards the end of each term offering you a number of available options.

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