Music Tuition At Walton High 2024/25

Students can gain a huge amount of pleasure from learning to play a musical instrument - it can boost the development of a range of vital skills required across their whole curriculum and can also boost their confidence enormously.

Lessons are delivered by specialist staff from the Walton Partnership and MK Music Co-operative. We offer expert, dedicated and creative tuition on keyboard, piano, violin, viola, cello, oboe, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drum kit, guitar and voice. Other instruments may be taught, please contact the school for more information.

Lessons will be delivered during the school day with a timetable so students do not miss the same lesson each week. As part of the service you will receive a copy of the timetable and a music practice book. Timetables will be emailed to you and placed on Firefly.

We run a range of extra-curricular activities and concerts and we will actively encourage your child to participate in these.

We will deliver 34 lessons throughout the year during the school day. The cost of this tuition package is as follows:

Autumn Term 2024
- 13 lessons
Spring Term 2025
- 11 lessons
Summer Term 2025
- 10 lessons
30 minute
Individual lesson
20 minute
Individual lesson

All customers will need to complete this contract for our records so that we can ensure your child receives the information and teaching necessary.

*Pupil premium - If you know your child is in receipt of funding please tick the box on the reply slip.  You will not need to complete the GoCardless Form if you are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

**If you received instrumental lessons in 2023-24 please complete the form but do not complete the GoCardless Form as we will already have your details

We will contact you to confirm the start date and times of lessons.


Forms must be completed by the following dates:

  • Lessons commencing from Autumn Term 2024 – 7 June 2024
  • Lessons commencing from Spring Term 2025 – 18 October 2024
  • Lessons commencing from Summer Term 2025 – 7 February 2025

Any forms received after these dates will be considered for the following term.

You must sign up with our Direct Debit provider**, Go Cardless following completion of the form using the link

You will receive communication directly from Go Cardless advising of the date for payment collection.

Your direct debit payment will be charged per term. Please do not cancel your direct debit unless informed by MKET. Cancelling your direct debit will incur an administration fee of £35.00 added to your account.

If you have any more questions please contact the Subject Leader for Music, Mr Daggett at Walnut Tree Campus, and Miss Hall at Brooklands Campus.


Hiring Instruments

Walton High has a limited number of instruments that can be hired through the school.  Please contact the Subject Leader for Music for an application form.


Giving up music tuition

This should be regarded as being a last resort.  We would strongly urge your child to think very carefully before giving up.  Music is for life and there will inevitably be periods of negativity when a student will want to give up.  However, students will be thankful in the long run when they carry on.  Please impress this on your child – music is a gift and an investment of time and money.

If there is a problem with lessons such as pieces, the teacher, equipment, times of lessons, etc., please do not hesitate to contact the Subject Leader for Music.


Deadline Dates for Discontinuing

Written notice must be given via for withdrawal from lessons by the following deadlines:

  • Discontinuing at the end of Autumn Term 2024 – 30 September 2024
  • Discontinuing at the end of Spring Term 2025 – 31 January 2025
  • Discontinuing at the end of Summer Term 2025 – 31 May 2025


Attending lessons

  • It is the student’s responsibility to catch up on work missed during academic classes.
  • The student must ask for permission to leave the class lesson for music tuition, before the class lesson begins.
  • Any problems which the student may have with music lessons must be discussed with the Subject Leader for Music as soon as possible.
  • Music lessons may continue on days when special events are timetabled. It is a student’s responsibility to attend lessons.

Lessons should also be arranged with the music teacher when there is to be a period absence. In such cases, the teacher may give extra time prior to and after the absence in lieu of the time missed.

Yours sincerely

Paul Daggett

Subject Leader for Music

Please fill out the form below:

  • Completing this contract confirms your acceptance to the following terms

    - Pay the appropriate termly lesson fee by Direct Debit - Give one term’s notice of cancellation of lessons - Monitor my son/daughter’s progress by being aware of lesson times/repertoire/amount of practice being undertaken - Sign the practice book on a weekly basis - Notify the Subject Leader for Music of any concerns as soon as possible