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Hillingdon Music Hub offers different ways for children to start learning musical instruments.

Standard tuition (for beginners or students continuing from Whole Class)

In many schools, we offer the chance for students from Year 4 and above to take small group or short individual lessons in various instruments. These carry a cost, usually payable by the parent.

You can check our List of Standard Tuition offered (by school and centre) to find out which instruments are offered in your child's school.

If we do not currently have tuition in your child's school, or if your child is home-educated, there is the option of learning outside school hours at our Tuesday evening tuition centre in West Drayton (offered from September 2018).

If you have checked which instruments are available to you and are ready to go on to a waiting list for assessment:

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  • Price per term: £74.00
  • Instrument hire per term: £21.00
  • Discounted rates are also available to those on low incomes. See more details below.*

Before enrolling please also check the lesson terms and conditions.

​Special reduced prices

Reduced prices per school term:

Type of subscriptionFSMNon-residents

Beginner subscription

(Junior Band, Junior Strings on Thursday plus Young Singers on Saturday)


Choir subscription

(Young Singers or Vocation Choir only)


Music School Unlimited subscription

(any Saturday morning ensembles, theory classes and either choir - also includes continuation of Junior Band or Strings)


You pay these rates if you:

  • get Universal Credit and your household income from employment is less than £617 per month.
  • meet any other criteria for your child to receive free school meals (ie you receive income support, income based jobseekers' allowance, or if you receive child tax credit with an income below £16,190 (but do not receive working tax credit).

In addition, your child must attend a state school in Hillingdon and/or live in Hillingdon. You only get reduced rates if you can provide evidence of the above.

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