Primary progression routes

To make the very best of your First Access programme, Durham Music Service has  created several pathways for progression that best suit the needs of your pupils. Options include:

  • Whole class instrumental teaching

Pupils can continue their instrument learning as a whole class, similar to First Access. Pricing structure as First Access tuition.

  • Large Group Tuition

Pupils can learn in larger groups funded by the school.

  • Enrichment Programmes

Pupils can continue with other musical activities from our enrichment programme including after school music clubs.  

  • Small Group Lessons

Pupils can opt for small group lessons where parents are invoiced directly. Instrument hire is available. Many schools support the cost of small group lessons for pupils eligible for Free School Meals or Pupil Premium. Small group pupils can also access a wide range of after school ensembles which are free of charge.