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Music Lessons

We encourage all students to learn to play an instrument. Lessons are available for students wanting to continue their tuition having already started learning an instrument, and for those wanting to start learning as a beginner.

Our tutors provide lessons for students at all stages in their development and regularly enter candidates for accredited music examinations using the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), Trinity, and Rockschool Examination Boards.

Music lessons take place during the College day and before/after College. Tuition is currently available in the following instruments at Collingwood College:

  • Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
  • Trumpet, Trombone
  • Piano
  • Acoustic Guitar (classical), Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Ukulele

Lessons on other instruments should be available through Surrey Arts at another local centre.

Lessons in most Instruments are provided through Surrey Arts. Guitar and Ukulele lessons are offered by our self-employed professional tutor.

General information regarding Music Lessons

Whilst on the premises waiting for an instrumental lesson, students must abide by the College rules. Parents are responsible for the safety of their child at all times when attending lessons at Collingwood before or after the College day and should arrange to collect students promptly when lessons take place after College. Students leaving the site at the end of the College day and returning for their lesson must meet their tutor at the entrance to Kingston reception to gain access to the site for their lesson. Students leaving the site after their lesson must exit through the main door at Kingston reception.   

Instruments brought into College are left at the owner’s risk and must be left in the instrument cupboard in M2.

Instruments should be collected immediately at the end of the College day.

The College will not accept any responsibility for loss of, or damage to, instruments. It is advisable to include the instrument on a household “All Risk Policy”.

No lessons will be scheduled on INSET, Enterprise or Academic Review Day closures.

There are also additional extra-curricular activities and performance opportunities for musicians at Collingwood College which we hope music students will contribute to.

SURREY ARTS - Bookings can be made and paid for online using the following link:

How much do music lessons cost? Lesson charges and times will follow our normal structure. Lessons are usually on a one-to-one basis, although it may be possible to offer a group lesson depending on the demand.

For further information including the application process for lessons in Guitar and Ukulele,  please email:

Curriculum Information