All young people attending school/college in Dudley (or living in the borough) can enrol for music lessons with Dudley Performing Arts at just £9 for a 20 minute individual lesson.
The offer is available from January 2021 for the spring term.
The lessons will take place either at school, at our base on the Waterfront in Brierley Hill or online - whatever works best and is possible in these uncertain times. You can find out everything you need to know including how to enrol on this page and we recommend that you enrol as soon as possible to guarantee that lessons can start after the half term break.
Certain instruments are provided free of charge and you can find out more information including how to enrol below.
Our hope is that all lessons will eventually take place face to face in schools, but that is not possible in many cases at the moment. We are therefore making available 'DPA Direct' - an offer that includes face to face tuition in schools where possible, face to face tuition at our base at the Waterfront in Brierley Hill or via Teams/Zoom.
It is not possible to teach face to face in many schools at the moment and this offer will allow us to work out the best solution for you. It may be that a student receives some lessons online, comes to us one evening for a face to face lesson and has a couple of sessions in school. In other words, we will be as flexible as possible to make music lessons possible in the current situation. Where schools have told us that lessons can take place 'in school' we have listed them below in 'information about schools'
The offer is open to existing students and we are welcoming new learners on the following instruments:
- Clarinet (i)
- Flute (i)
- Trumpet/Cornet (i)
- Trombone (i)
- Tenor Horn (i)
- Violin (i)
- Viola (i)
- Cello (i)
- Guitar (acoustic/electric)
- Bass Guitar
- Drum Kit
Where instruments are marked (i) DPA will provide an instrument at no charge where stocks permit
To access online lessons you will need a minimum of a smart phone and wifi but you may be able to use laptops or tablets. You can see a list of schools who can accommodate face to face lessons below and we will add to this as they confirm. If you do not see your school listed please contact us/your school to get a current update but don't forget that you can take up this offer with a mixture of online/face to face at our base regardless.
To get started, please enrol your child. Below there is more information on how the process will work. Please read the notes carefully as this explains more about the process you are agreeing to.
If you are already signed up for online lessons with DPA you should have received an invoice by email for next half term and there is no need to re enrol. Simply complete payment and tuition will carry on under this agreement. If you have not received the invoice contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.