Instrumental Teaching

Small Group Instrumental Teaching

Our specialist teachers deliver small group or individual tuition in:

> Brass

> Woodwind (flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon and recorder)

> Upper Strings (violin and viola)

> Lower Strings (Cello and Double Bass)

> Piano and Keyboard

> Guitar

> Vocal

We recommend this for young people who demonstrate a desire, commitment and wish to progress following earlier musical experiences such as First Access  as well as those who have been identified as talented. Find out more about the benefits of using Cumbria Music Service for your instrumental teaching.

Teaching is usually delivered in weekly 1/2 hour sessions during the school day. We can also take bookings for shorter sessions when you book more than 1/2 hour.

As part of the current charging legislation you are able to pass on these costs but must not make a profit and you should have a remission policy in place so that no young person is disadvantaged.

Instrument Lease Scheme

We have a range of instruments available for parents/carers and schools to hire. Please contact Jayne Bowman on 01900 706089 or email.

Instrument Lease Costs 2018



1st instalment


2nd instalment


Annual charge


Violin/Viola/Guitar 30 31 61
Flute/Clarinet/Cornet/Flugel Horn/Trumpet 30 38 68
Cello/Alto & Sop Sax/Tenor Horn/ /French Horn/Trombone 30 48 78
Oboe/Tenor Sax/Baritone


30 54 84
Double Bass/ Bassoon/Tuba/

Bass Clarinet

30 61 91

Please note: The first year of lease will be charged in two installments, after which the lease charge will be per annum.