St John's C. of E. Primary School

Atherton Road, Hindley Green, Wigan, WN2 4SD

01942 255396

Becoming A Young Musician

Wigan Music Service provides high quality music tuition in our school through its team of eighty expert music leaders! 

Which Instrument?

We provide tuition on almost every musical instrument. Orchestral instruments belong to instrumental 'families' these are: 

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Orchestral Percussion





Orchestral Strings




When and where will my child's music lesson take place?

Lessons take place during the school day. Your child's instrumental teacher will visit school on the same day each week.

Pupils learn to play in small groups of up to three pupils and length of lessons varies depending on the number of pupils in the group. Lesson charges vary a little from school, but the cost is normally in the region of £4.99 per week. In some cases, individual lessons can be arranged.


Do I need to purchase an Instrument? 

In most cases we do not reccomend that you buy your own instrument to start with. Wigan Council runs its own flexible instrument hire scheme which makes auquiring your first instrument as simple and affordable as possible. Our instruments are not all new, but they are in good order and you can be sure that they are the correct specification for your child's first stage of learning. 

Please note: The music service does not hire keyboards/pianos. Parent/Carers should purchase their own from a high street retailer ensuring that is has full size keys.

To arrange hire or enquire on costs, please contact : 01942 776169.


What should I do now?

If your child would like to learn a musical instrument, please complete the form below. School will contact you once the lessons have been scheduled. Although you will pay the music service directly for instrumental hire, school will take responsibilty for the collection of lesson fees and will communicate with you about payment arangements.

Request For Instrumental Music Lessons (Reply Slip)