Music School Facilities
Sutton Music has courses for guitar, bass, drums, piano along with recording and ukulele workshops. Our courses have an emphasis on fun and are led by experienced, enthusiastic and inspiring tutors.
There are many different classes with abilities ranging from beginners to grade 5 level. We are normally able to find a class that is suitable for your level of playing by talking through your previous experience however we can also, if necessary organise a short assessment with a tutor/staff member.
Our beginner classes aim to get you playing and enjoying the instrument as quickly as possible however we also introduce the ground work for reading notation, technique, posture and knowledge of the instrument early on in the course.
We have had many students enter for both Rockschool and Trinity Rock & Pop exams with a high percentage of them obtaining merit or distinction. It normally takes two terms to prepare for and sit an exam. Exam fees are additional to the course fee.
Our standard group lesson format is 50 minutes however where there are fewer pupils of a similar standard we do offer 40 minute and 30 minute lessons where the schedule allows. A 30 minute lesson has a maximum of 2 pupils and a 40 minute lesson has a maximum of 3 pupils.
Our 50 minute classes have a maximum of 8 pupils for guitar and 4 for piano and drums.
Each term has an opportunity for pupils to take part in either a concert, a recording project or to watch a live band play. We feel all of these opportunities offer experiences which are an important part of becoming a good musician.
Lesson fees are £12 for guitar and £15 for piano and drums. To book a place we require a 50% deposit of the course fee. The balance for the course must be paid before the first lesson. There are additional charges for books and exam material (typically £10-£15)
Our courses have the emphasis on fun and are led by experienced, enthusiastic and inspiring tutors.
Our teaching rooms are equipped with instruments including 4 electronic drum kits and 5 digital weighted key pianos/keyboards (Room 1) and guitars and practice amps (Room 2).
Each room has a sound system for listening to/viewing musical examples.
• Learning in a fun group environment.
• 10 week course in line with the school term with a half term break.
• All teachers CRB checked and have an enthusiastic, fun style of teaching.
• Group lessons offer lower lesson fees.
• 50 minute lessons
• Online ‘YouTube’ reminder videos of key examples from each lesson.
• Waiting area with refreshments.
• Free parking at weekends.