Instrumental and Vocal Tuition
The School is very fortunate to work in partnership with Merton Music Foundation (MMF).
Tuition is given by experienced tutors either at West Wimbledon Primary School or at Merton Music Centre. The choice of instruments offered at each school depends on the number of pupils who apply. If the instrument you require is not currently taught at West Wimbledon Primary School you may apply directly to Merton Music Centre for lessons outside school hours. Group, shared or individual lessons may be requested, and there are choices for the length of lessons. Pupils generally start with group lessons of between three and six pupils depending on the type of instrument. More advanced pupils progress to tuition on a shared or individual basis.
MMF offers tuition across the full range of instruments:
- Brass – Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
- Strings – Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
- Woodwind – Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone
- Electric Keyboard
On site tuition is available for piano and guitar. A greater range of instrument tuition might be available within school should a sufficient number of West Wimbledon choose a particular instrument. Children are usually taught on a rota basis so they don’t miss the same lessons each week. Working with MMF tutors, we try to schedule afternoon lessons as a preference, but this is not always possible.
Lessons are provided, free, for children who are entitled to the Pupil Premium.Parents may apply for financial assistance from Merton Music Foundation Trust Fund. The principle criteria for obtaining this assistance is that the parent must currently be in receipt of Working Tax Credit or the child must be getting Free School Meals (excluding children in receipt of Universal Free School Meals).Enquiries, which are treated in confidence, should be made to the Chief Executive of Merton Music Foundation. Please see MMF’s Financial Support section for further information.
Merton Music Foundation’s scale of charges for tuition and information on instrument hire and instrument purchase may be found on their website: http://www.mmf.org.uk