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Students can learn a range of instruments at school by enrolling for lessons with Dudley Performing Arts. The charge for a group lesson is just £6.50 and we will even provide an instrument for brass, bowed strings or woodwind! Individual lessons at £10 are available in some schools and you can find information on how to enrol below. If you are not able access lessons in school please search for Music Lessons at Resonance for other options.

Which schools are in the scheme?

We are constantly talking to schools about working with us to give children access to this scheme. We will agree what instruments are on offer with each school and this can be viewed on Schools Providing DPA Lessons

If you attend a Dudley School that is not listed or would like to learn an instrument that is not on offer  please visit Music Lessons at Resonance.

How to enrol and pay for lessons for new parents

  • Go to https://paritorliveparentv4.azurewebsites.net/13/
  • ‘Create an account’
  • Enter your email address and press ‘send verification code’
  • A verification code will be emailed to you. Please leave the Schooble page open whilst you retrieve the code. Enter the verification code and press ‘Verify code’
  • Enter a password. This needs to be between 8 and 64 characters and must have at least 3 of the following:
      - a lowercase letter
      - an uppercase letter
      - a digit
      - a symbol
  • Enter your First name and Surname and press ‘Create’
  • Enter your mobile number and press ‘Send Code’
  • A code will be sent to your mobile. Enter the code and press ‘Verify Code’
  • Click ‘Enrol for an Activity’
Step One

‘Music Lessons in Schools’ and select ‘Your Child’s School from the drop down list’ and press ‘Next’

Step Two

Select the ‘instrument’ in the drop down menu then select ‘your lesson type’ and the cost will be displayed below.  If you wish to hire an instrument click box (woodwind, strings and brass instruments only). Press ‘Next’

Step Three

Complete the student details and what school they attend. Note – Date of Birth format is DD/MM/YYYY and press ‘Next’

Step Four

Complete the Parent/Guardian details (parents email address required) and press ‘Next’

Step Five

Payment press ‘Next’

Step Six

Complete the Privacy options and press ‘Next’

Step Seven

Check the details, agree to the Terms and Conditions and press ‘Enrol’

Please complete the payment details.

 Once the above is completed, a DPA teacher will be in touch shortly to arrange your lessons.

How to enrol and pay for lessons if you already have an account

  • Go to - https://paritorliveparentv4.azurewebsites.net/13/
  • ‘Sign in’ and enter your email address and password
  • ‘Enrol for an Activity’
  • ‘Music Lessons in Schools’ and select ‘Your Child’s School from the drop down list’ and press ‘Next’
  • Select the ‘instrument’ in the drop down menu then select ‘your lesson type’ and the cost will be displayed below.  If you wish to hire an instrument click box (woodwind, strings and brass instruments only). Press ‘Next’
  • Complete the student details and what school they attend. Note – Date of Birth format is DD/MM/YYYY and press ‘Next’
  • Complete the Parent/Guardian details (parents email address required) and press ‘Next’
  • Payment press ‘Next’
  • Complete the Privacy options and press ‘Next’
  • Check the details and agree to the Terms and Conditions and press ‘Enrol’

Please complete the payment details.

Once the above is completed, a DPA teacher will be in touch shortly to arrange your lessons.

Costs and payments

Payment is required in advance for each school term. When you enrol you will be asked to pay for the first term of lessons after which you will receive an invoice for subsequent lessons.

All payment must be made online. There are currently no other options although we plan to introduce a direct debit scheme in the future.

Your invoice is for a whole term of lessons. For the school year starting September 2021 the split is as follows

Group Tuition (£6.50 a lesson)

Autumn term, 13 lessons, £84.50
Spring term, 12 lessons, £78.00
Summer term, 9 Lessons, £58.50

Individual 20 minute lessons (£10 a lesson)

Autumn term, 13 lessons, £130.00
Spring term, 12 lessons, £120.00
Summer term, 9 Lessons £90.00

The agreement/what you are signing up for

  • Lessons will commence at the beginning of each term as defined in the teaching calendar on dudley.gov.uk/dpa
  • Applications received after the published closing date will be rolled over to the following term/start date.
  • The spirit of the agreement is for a year of tuition split into 3 periods based on school terms. It is not possible to cancel tuition once the service has begun.
  • The length of a group lesson is 20 minutes for 2/3 students.  The lesson length will be extended to 25 minutes (4 students) and in the event of a suitable group not being available an individual 15-minute lesson will be given.
  • Individual tuition is only offered in schools when agreed with the school.
  • Fees for all tuition and instrument provision are payable in advance each term and are non returnable.  When the expected number of lessons are not completed due to the fault of DPA parents will be refunded or credited for future invoices. Pupils absence for any reasons will not qualify for refunds, nor will lessons missed due to disruptions caused by the school.
  • After initial application parents will be invoiced termly in advance of the following term. Failure to pay by the given deadline could result in a disruption to tuition and if there is no indication on intent to pay lessons will be cancelled.
  • No guarantee can be given as to the condition of DPA instruments, but every effort will be made to ensure that they are in a condition which allows the student to progress.  Where applied, the charge for maintenance covers normal wear and tear, but not the cost of replacement strings, rosin, reeds, valve oil or cleaning.  In the event of wilful damage and/or negligence, parents will be responsible for the cost of replacement of repair.  Insurance against damage and/or loss is the responsibility of parents.  The Head of DPA will have the final decision as to who receives a DPA instrument.  The period of the loan for flutes, clarinets, cornets and trumpets is limited to 2 years.  At the discretion of DPA this may be extended.

When will lessons take place?

Our teaching follows a set calendar that follows school term times that can be seen in the lesson calendar

The times of the lessons will vary from school to school but usually take place between the start and end of the school day. Sometimes it is possible for lessons to be scheduled before the school day starts or just after the final bell.