How lessons work We offer a wide variety of lessons throughout most schools across County Durham and Darlington including: Brass Lessons Woodwind Lessons String Lessons Percussion Vocal We recommend you contact your child's school to enquire what type of lessons they can offer. Lessons usually take place within the school day and pupils will need to leave subject lessons to attend. Teachers do try to timetable on a rotating basis so that pupils are not missing the same subject each week. The ability to play an instrument or to sing will stay with your child for the rest of their lives. Playing and singing will not only increase their understanding and enjoyment of music it can also: Help social skills Build teamwork Increase self-confidence Give opportunities to perform Be a fulfilling hobby that can open up new opportunities Give children a head start in music lessons, from Primary school to GCSE, AS and A Level Playing an instrument or singing does require commitment. Pupils need to bring their instrument or equipment to every lesson and will need to play or sing regularly at home. They will need support and encouragement and there may be times when they will find it difficult. Remember that they will not be able to play tunes straight away and that the early stages may not sound wonderful.