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Signing up for lessons

Click here for the waiting list form. 

If you complete this before Friday 20th November we may be able to offer your child lessons starting in the Spring term if there is capacity.

Signing up for instrumental lessons at Fielding

At Fielding we encourage children to understand that signing up to learn a musical instrument is a hugely rewarding experience but also one that requires long term commitment, perseverance and investment in time. We also make it clear that practise is required for more than just one term. Please see ‘What we offer page’ for information on the range of instruments and prices we offer before signing up for lessons.


Joining the Waiting List 

  • Parents/guardians wishing to enrol a son/daughter for tuition in the academic year 2020-2021 should read the terms and conditions and click here to complete the Microsoft Form online. You can join the waiting list at any point during the school year. No paper forms or emails will be accepted.  
  • When completing the Microsoft online form it asked you to confirm acceptance of the current Terms & Conditions in order to be added to the waiting list. 
  • Due to Covid 19, we will not be timetabling Year 2 Piano and Violin in the Autumn or Spring terms so the waiting list for this will open later when there is capacity. This is in order to ensure we have the capacity to maintain provision for Key stage 2 pupils to have lessons in smaller groups. 
  • Instrumental tuition is timetabled on a termly basis therefore prior to each new term we refer to the waiting list and allocate spare spaces on a first come first served basis. Once you are on the waiting list you will be notified as soon as a space becomes available for your child. Please notify us if you wish to be taken off the waiting list by emailing 
  • When your child has been timetabled for lessons, the appropriate fee will then be added to your MCAS account ready for payment.
  • In the event that there are a significant number of children on a waiting list, Fielding will liaise carefully with EMS to identify extra tutorial hours for the instrument in question, or we may be able to offer you tuition on an alternative instrument.

Starting lessons

Before starting lessons, you will need to ensure your child has an instrument and a suitable notebook which can be used as a practise diary. Please familiarise yourself with the information on our Instrumental tuition webpages on this website, especially the Terms and Conditions. Regularly check the ‘Notices’ section of the Music webpage for updates regarding instrumental tuition. At the start of each term you will need to check the ‘Timetables’ section of the Music webpage to inform your child of their teacher, lesson time and day. Teachers may often collect your child on the first week of every term but after that they will be expected to attend their lesson at the correct time independently.


Questions or concerns

Any questions regarding instrumental tuition please refer to our ‘Notices’, ‘FAQs’ or Terms and Conditions pages and if your question is not answered please email with your query. If you are concerned with any aspects of your child’s instrumental tuition, please communicate with the tutor via the practise diary or contact the Specialist Music Teacher The Specialist Music teacher will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible but please note emails regarding instrumental tuition are processed on Mondays.


Continuing lessons

If your child currently has instrumental lessons at Fielding they will automatically be timetabled for the following term unless we receive an online cancellation form before the cancellation deadline (published in the terms and conditions). If we do not receive a cancellation with half a term’s notice prior to the new term, you will be charged for the next term’s lessons. Please see the cancellation page for more information.

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