First Chord offers 45 and 30 minute lessons. As a rough guide, 45 minutes is generally an ideal amount of time for young people over 12 and adults. This length of lesson allows appropriate time for reflection on practice, music listening, developing ongoing pieces and working on something new. For younger kids under 12, we recommend 30 minute lessons. This isn’t always the case and it’s something we can have a chat about in the free trial lesson. We do also offer 1 hour lessons which can be great if you are either an intermediate to advanced player who wants to dig a little deeper each lesson. Prices are as follows:

One to one lessons

1 hour – £28.00 ( works out at £112 per month)

45 mins – £22.50 (works out at £90 per month)

30mins – £16.00 (works out at £64 per month)

Group lessons

45 min – 12.50 (per person, maxium of 4 in a group)

Larger group prices can vary.

Lessons are charged monthly via direct debit based on 48 lessons over a year (12 months of 4 lessons). This means there are four weeks off, 2 at Christmas and a further 2 weeks over Easter. If you are planning a holiday, please let your tutor know at least 1 week in advance.

Make up lessons & cancellations

If you need to cancel a lesson, please inform the school at least 48 hours in advance at or by contacting the relevant tutor. With a minimum 48hr prior notice, lessons can be rearranged to a convenient time for the student and teacher. If not possible, the lesson will be refunded.

If a lesson is cancelled within less than 48 hours before the lesson, the tutor will provide a video and homework material so that the student will be able to continue their learning before the next lesson. In this scenario, we do have to charge for the missed lesson.