Fees

CMS offers music tuition for three terms (a total of 33 weeks). Payments per term are for the Kindergarten only; other payments are annual, payable either by one cheque or by a standing order of ten monthly instalments from October to July (or fewer instalments if you join in the middle of the year).

There are four packages for those who have not started an instrument yet or are taking their instrumental lessons outside CMS

Package Cost
Kindergarten Baby Classes Per Term £117
Per Annum £351
All Other Kindergarten Classes Per Term £127
Per Annum £381
Musicianship Per Annum £395
Musicianship & Orchestra Per Annum £815

Instrumental packages

Individual tuition at CMS is part of a greater musical education that involves musicianship and ensemble playing, as well as many smaller components, as the list above show.

Instrumental packages are divided into junior, intermediate and senior, their content and flat fee (no additional costs except music books, external exam fees (Trinity Guildhall and ABRSM) and some expenses for participation in festivals and tours) is summarised below. Fees are payable either annually or by standing order over 10 months.

  Junior Intermediate Senior
Individual lesson 30 minutes 45 minutes 60 minutes
Orchestra / Ensemble
Musicianship
Play in Concerts
Chamber Music*
Assessments and Reports
Visiting Teacher Workshops
Administration
Per Month Cost (Over 10 Months) £135.00 £166.50 £199.50
Per Annum Cost £1350.00 £1665.00 £1995.00

*chamber music is compulsory only at senior level, but gifted pupils below that level will also be encouraged to form chamber groups (and there is no extra charge for coaching in both cases)

Sibling discount

Where more than two children from one family attend the school, CMS offers a 7% discount off the entire family’s fee.