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Book your lesson with the Rochdale Music Service

We're proud to provide music lessons to anyone of any age looking to improve their musical skills.

As well as these extra curricular lessons, we also give music lessons to children in participating schools in the borough. Contact your child's school directly to find out if they host music lessons from us. If so, they'll inform you how to apply for lessons.

What music lessons can I take?

We've a huge variety of musical instruments which you can learn. We also offer singing lessons for a wide range of styles. You can also take lessons and exams in music theory and aural too.

How to book your music lessons

  1. Decide what music lessons you would like to take.
  2. Complete the online booking form. If our lessons are fully booked, we'll add your request to a waiting list.
  3. If you need to borrow an instrument, you'll need to complete the conditions for the loan of a musical instrument form. Learn more about borrowing an instrument
  4. We'll telephone you to arrange lesson times and a tutor depending on the availability you gave on the booking form.
  5. We'll send you an email confirming all the details along with details of how much you need to pay.
  6. Arrive for your first lesson on the date and time agreed.

Complete our online booking form (opens in a new window) .

How to pay for your lesson

How much do lessons cost?

Prices of our music lessons vary depending on the length of the lesson. The prices of music lessons are:

  • A 15-minute individual lesson is £8 per lesson
  • A 20-minute individual lesson is £10.66 per lesson
  • A 30-minute individual lesson is £16 per lesson
  • A 45-minute individual lesson is £24 per lesson
  • A 60-minute individual lesson is £32 per lesson

The full fee for lessons per term is due in advance at the start of the term. However, we're open to flexible payment options. Please contact the Music Service office to discuss. View school term times

Do I need to have my own instrument?

You don't need to provide your own instrument. We can provide instruments free of charge except keyboards and drums, although students who learn the drums will be given a drum pad and sticks so they can practice at home.

We also encourage parents to buy their children their own instruments if they progress well. We offer an assisted purchase scheme when buying your own instrument. This deducts the cost of VAT, giving substantial savings. Get in touch if you're interested in finding out more about this scheme.

Learn more about borrowing an instrument


01706 926750

Phone: you can ring us during the office hours listed below.

Rochdale Music Service
7-11 The Butts
Rochdale OL16 1XT

Office hours​ - term time only:

Monday: 8.30am-8pm
Tuesday: 8.30am-7pm
Wednesday: 8.30am-7pm
Thursday: 8.30am-7.30pm
Friday: 8.30am-6pm
Saturday: 8.30am-noon

We're closed during school holidays. View school term and holiday dates