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Group Lessons

Encore Music Service positively promotes group lessons but the length of lessons and numbers of pupils in a group varies from instrument to instrument. Whilst teachers will differentiate, please be aware that pupils will need to be of a similar standard to be in the same group!

The idea of group lessons is to promote greater access to learning and lessons may not necessarily focus on grade exams. Clearly, as pupils develop, they will require more time and possibly need to progress to a paired or individual lesson.


The table below contains guidelines for the earliest year to start for a particular instrument and also the minimum length of a lesson for a particular group size. Please bear in mind that these are only guidelines, as other factors may have to be taken into consideration e.g. size of child, second/front teeth formation, size of fingers, coordination, development etc. Your teacher can also provide further advice.

Accredited Teachers

How To Setup Lessons

Group Lessons

Teacher Invoices and Lessons

Safeguarding and DBS

For More Information

If you have any queries about instrumental/vocal lessons or would like more information, please contact:

Financial Support For Tuition

Herefordshire Music Fund is a charity run by local people. It provides financial support for tuition and other musical activities for pupils in challenging financial circumstances.

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