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Music Lessons

One of the most worthwhile, stimulating, and enjoyable activities in Music is learning a musical instrument or having singing lessons and then performing in an ensemble. 

The benefits of playing a musical instrument are all well researched. Taking up a musical instrument in childhood and adolescence is associated with improved thinking skills in older age. Research shows these core skills are the most highly developed:

  • Music helps the brain to develop
  • Music is fun
  • Music relieves stress and teaches children to focus
  • Music helps children understand Maths
  • Music is a form of self-expression
  • Music can improve social skills
  • Music can make us resilient
  • Music can boost self-confidence
Surrey Music Hub 

Warlingham School & Sixth Form College offers tuition on a wide range of instruments and ensembles delivered by Surrey Arts Music Hub that employ experienced Tutors here at school. Further details and full terms and conditions can be found here. Please also use the same website to apply for lessons or telephone 01483 519290.

Peripatetic Music Programme 

Through our own Warlingham School & Sixth Form College Peripatetic Music staff, we can offer a wide range of instrumental lessons. All tutors are experienced and passionate teachers, fully DBS checked and experienced on their specialist instrument and in teaching.  Lessons will take place during the school day and after school on a rota basis. Please contact them directly to arrange tuition. Click here to find out more about the teachers. 

Lesson Type  Contact 
Singing Lessons Louise Parsons
Piano Lessons Debbie Rodgers
Drum Kit Lessons Paul Barretta
Trumpet Lessons Debbie Rodgers
Guitar, Bass Guitar and Male Voice Lessons Henri Defoe 

Whilst all lessons have a financial cost, there are opportunities for all students to access funding arrangements. Please contact Mr Duff, Head of Music, by email on, so we can talk through some strategies.

Warlingham School & Sixth Form College also has a stock of orchestral instruments that you may hire from us for a nominal termly charge. If you are interested, please contact Mr Duff, Head of Music, by email on

We are also happy to arrange the purchase of instruments through the government approved Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme which enables pupils of academy schools to purchase musical instruments through their school net of VAT providing the sale to the pupil meets the criteria listed here.

Warlingham School and Sixth Form College offers a wide range of co-curricular activities both at lunchtime and after school to support a student’s musical development and feature prominently in our termly concerts at school, and in the wider community. See our enrichment timetable for the latest information about the Music clubs offers. 

Please take this invaluable opportunity to encourage your child’s musical development by encouraging them to learn an instrument and then play in an ensemble. If the Music department can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Mr N Duff
Head of Music