Instrumental Lessons

COVID restrictions dictate that no lessons can take place onsite until further notice. Our teachers are giving lessons online; please note that their term dates may differ from CMA at this time.

We hope to return to normal as soon as possible, and are maintaining a waiting list for the Find Your Forte programme described below.

Find Your Forte!

Starting out on a new instrument is such an exciting time for a child, but to parents it can feel uncertain and costly. Find Your Forte takes the risk out of the process, providing subsidised group instrumental lessons for up to a year with FREE INSTRUMENT HIRE to keep the costs right down.

Group lessons are available for children in school year 3-6.

Category Instrumental Group Lessons Starting School Year Group Day/Venue

Violin, Viola Not 3-5 Saturday WHS
Cello running in 3-5 Saturday WHS
Double Bass autumn 2020 3-6 Saturday WHS
Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, French Horn Please email the office 4-5 Saturday WHS
Woodwind: Oboe, Clarinet to go on the waiting list 4-5 Saturday WHS
Bassoon Restarting 4-6 Saturday WHS
Percussion: Pitched and unpitched percussion (not drum kit) when possible 3-6 Saturday WHS

This is an AMAZING OPPORTUNITY for children taking up their first orchestral instrument.

(Members taking up a second orchestral instrument will pay only £60 per term for lessons in addition to their membership fee.)

Students will enjoy full membership benefits, including CMA activities such as Music Explorers, Choirs and Recorders. Please contact the office to sign up for this amazing opportunity, or for more information.

Stand out from the crowd

Ever thought about trying something a bit different? Are you looking for more opportunities to play? Players who have reached a good level on their chosen instrument often add a second string to their bow for interest and diversity once they are aged 11+.  Perhaps you are a flautist, singer or pianist looking for a new challenge such as playing bassoon, double bass or tuba? We have instruments available now.  Has one of them got your name on it? Please contact the office for more information.