For children

Most of our lessons take place in Surrey schools, and can take place during or after school hours, for individuals or small groups depending on tutor and classroom availability.

Contact Surrey Arts to see what is available near you.

Music lessons include brass (trombone, trumpet, tuba, cornet, French horn, flugelhorn), strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass), woodwind (recorder, clarinet, flute, saxophone, oboe), piano, keyboard, percussion, drums, guitar and more.

Our expert tutors help 15,000 young people in Surrey to learn to sing and play all sorts of different musical instruments by visiting schools to give one-to-one or small group instrumental lessons. Your child can too! We’re going to be developing the range of instruments on offer too, over time.

Contact your school to find out what’s on offer, or contact us if you have any further queries or feedback.

Types of lessons

School curriculum

Surrey Arts offer support to schools to provide whole class tuition for Key Stage 1 providing instruments and online learning. This is available through government funding.

Extra curricular

Lessons are also available during and after school hours for individual and small group tuition but is dependant on tutor and classroom availability.

Early years and pre-school

Making music is great fun so get started early!


Surrey Arts and Stringbabies Ltd. have come together to offer Surrey’s schools and young children a fun way to learn stringed instruments. Currently, in a number of schools in the county, the programme is available county-wide for children between 3 and 7 years.


There are many opportunities for children and young people in Surrey to get involved in playing music (UP! Orchestra) and singing (Just So Singers).


School workshops

During the school year tutors from Surrey Arts visit many schools across the county to host workshops to encourage young people to learn a musical instrument. These workshops cover the variety of music families from strings, woodwind, percussion, guitar, brass, piano and keyboard.

Instrument courses and workshops

Throughout the year there are courses and workshops that invite some of the world’s leading musicians to give master classes and perform giving students the opportunity to develop their playing techniques.

Guitar workshops

Currently there are two Saturday morning guitar workshops in Leatherhead and Woking which are a group collaboration for young musicians wanting to learn the guitar and create music. The workshops are an ideal starting point for any child wanting to learn the guitar prior to having lessons with little or no experience.

For adults

It’s not too late to learn. Surrey Arts offers music classes at adult learning centres and caters for a wide range of abilities.


Many adults wished they had learnt to play a musical instrument at school. Surrey Arts offers opportunities for adults to learn in groups (piano, guitar, singing, opera appreciation) or individual lessons in orchestral instruments, piano and guitar.


Full list of adult music courses
(including times, venues and prices)

Surrey Arts also offer adult instrumentalists the opportunity to join ensembles.