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Whether it’s singing, creating, playing an instrument, or enjoying listening to music, evidence shows that engaging with music from a young age has many benefits. Plus, it’s great fun!

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Instrumental and Vocal Music Lessons

Swindon Music Service offers a flexible scheme for instrumental & vocal tuition seeing lessons offered at some schools, at the Music Centre – The Platform, or online.  This way we are catering for all needs

  • Instrumental and vocal lessons in school  More information
  • Instrumental and vocal lessons out of school at our music centre – The Platform. More information
  • Instrumental and vocal lessons Online More information
  • Platinum membership lessons in or out of school and membership of the Swindon Young Musicians club Platinum Membership

“The instrumental tuition gave pupils a hands on experience of music making that has inspired many to learn an instrument of their own”

Swindon Music Service  Direct (parent Direct Pay)

At Swindon Music Service we want all children to have the chance to carry on learning a musical instrument.  The Music Service Direct scheme teaches specialised skill which children need to develop their musical potential.

  •  tuition in a flexible way either
    • At your school (with headteacher permission)
    • At our Music Centre – The Platform 
    • Online

What your child will receive:

  1. A 20-minute or 30-minute lesson in either the settings outlined above (musical instrument/voice) on their own.
  2. The chance to hire a musical instrument for a small additional payment.
  3. The chance to become a member of Swindon Young Musicians – where your child can join bands, choirs and orchestras each week according to their instrument and standard.
  4. An opportunity to be entered for ABRSM music examinations (Grade 1 – 8)


You can gain additional UCAS points for entry to higher education

Music exams taken through the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), Trinity College of Music and Rock school from grades 6-8 can attract 5-75 UCAS Tariff points. Trinity College London also award 35 UCAS Tariff points for Gold Arts Awards. Many higher education course providers use a UCAS Tariff points total in their entry requirements achieved by converting qualifications such as A levels (and many others) into points to allow them to compare applicants.

‘Playing an instrument’ can be used to achieve a Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE)

Playing an instrument is one of the most popluar activities used by students to achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Award. A DofE Award is an excellent way to demonstrate the skills developed through extra-curricular activities, particularly when applying to universities.

Progression routes from schools whole class instrumental tuition: