Budgeting For Lessons

The bigger picture

Harp Academy normally runs 10 half-hourly lessons each term (autumn, spring and summer), with a mid-term break. That’s 30 half-hourly lessons each academic year. We also offer opportunities for performance experience, playing in assembly and in public at the end of each term. Longer sessions can also be provided for certain schools on request.

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Lesson fees for our half-hourly sessions cover the cost of our classroom sessions, plus access to Harp Academy’s extensive library of on-line support material. For parents who like to budget monthly, the cost is £18.75 per month in advance, in 12 instalments August-July. For parents who prefer to pay termly in advance, the cost is £71.50. For schools offering sessions of more than half and hour, a bespoke price is normally agreed.

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Private piano lessons at home cost from £130.00 per half-term. General group music lessons at School, through Brighton & Hove Music And Arts (BHMA), cost from £84.60 per child per term, with additional instrument hire from £35.00 per term per child. This makes Harp Academy a budget-friendly option.

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We offer a discount on lesson fees for a additional siblings. While your first child pays the full rate, additional siblings are awarded a discount equivalent to £10.00 per term. It is also possible to share music books, which helps to reduce the cost of equipment, however we often find that children prefer to have their own kit.

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All lessons must be paid for in advance. Payment can be made either by monthly instalments, or termly in full. Monthly payment is by standing order. Termly payment is by bank transfer, personal cheque or PayPal transaction. Further details are on our How To Pay page.

Try before you buy
We offer you the opportunity of a free Taster Session before you sign up to Harp Academy, or else a free first lesson when you sign up for your first full term.HA Promo 1j

Private 1:1 lessons
If you would prefer private individual lessons, we are happy to talk to school on your behalf. Musicians’ Union tuition rates are applicable. These are currently £15.00 for half an hour, or £30.00 for a full hour.