Small group After pupils have completed their First Access Programme they will be given the opportunity to sign up for small group lessons. This involves weekly lessons with a Durham Music Service teacher in school time. Instrument hire is available and a discounted Instrument Purchase Scheme is also open to all Music Service pupils. Small group pupils can also join one of our many ensembles which perform regularly around the area including prestigious venues such as Sage Gateshead. For more information, please speak to your visiting Durham Music Service teacher or contact us.