Private Music Tuition at TGS
Frequently Asked Questions

How does payment for Private Music lessons work at TGS? Teachers are self-employed and they bill parents directly for each block of 10 lessons.

Do students miss lessons? Yes, students come out of lessons for a 30-minute time-slot each week. Lessons rotate so that students miss a different subject each week.

Once I have applied for Private Music lessons, how do I know if I have been allocated a teacher? You will be contacted directly by the teacher to confirm lessons. If no place is currently available, you will be emailed by the school saying that you have a place on the waiting list and will be contacted as soon as a place becomes available.

Do you run ABRSM Examinations? Yes, we host examinations twice a year at school. Applications and payment is completed online. The link on the left will go live one month before the deadlines. ABRSM exams are also open to external candidates as well as internal TGS students who have music lessons outside school.

The dates for examinations in 2016-17 will be:

  • 12/13 Dec 2016 Deadline for application 21st October 2016
  • 2/3 May 2017 Deadline for application 3rd March 2017

How do students know where and when to go to their music lessons? In the first week of term 1 we have a meeting for all new students taking music lessons and explain where lessons take place and how to check the times of lessons.

Are TGS music teachers part of Kent Music? We are not part of Kent Music. TGS has built up our own team of private teachers whom we select carefully ourselves. Some may also work for Kent Music.

How do I communicate with my daughter’s teacher? The private music teacher will contact you directly once a teacher has been allocated.

Please contact Mr Hayward, Subject Leader Music, if you have any questions: office@tgs.kent.sch.uk