Sauncey Wood

We provide whole class violin tuition as part of the Music Curriculum.

W also provide violin individual or group lessons with Becky Windram following on from that should any students wish to further their learning. Music Mix Up is delivered by Musicale staff to a variety of year groups, an active introduction to music following curriculum guidelines. Please contact for further information.

We teach 10 lessons a term for Sauncey Wood students. You will be assigned a tutor who will teach your child each week, encourage their playing, advance their skills and, if appropriate, enter them for graded exams. We have a parent portal, Teachworks, for which you will be given log in details to access times and dates of scheduled lessons and ensembles, lesson notes from the tutor and your family profile.

Tutors try to be flexible if they are given enough warning about a student’s future lesson absence. If your child has a sports match or school trip just let your music tutor know well in advance, at least 48 hours, and they will arrange a suitable time for your child’s next lesson. However, if a student misses a lesson with no warning the lesson is usually forfeited. If a lesson is cancelled by the tutor or Musicale, the student will be given credit on their account or offered another lesson time that is mutually convenient.

Finding an instrument

Instruments can be hired or bought from the Musicale Shop, Sun Lane, Harpenden AL5 4GJ. Please call 01582 769712 for more information and advice or head to Rentals.

How do I pay?

Invoices are emailed out automatically each month or shortly after you have been sent confirmation of your lessons if you are a new starter. These will include details about the payment options and we recommend signing up to a direct debit.

Lessons cost £48 for individual lessons and £24 for paired lessons per month, with each term covering four months. Some months will have fewer lessons than others depending on holidays but each term will have 10 lessons. Lessons are 20 minutes long. Paired lessons will be at the discretion of the tutor depending on the students’ progress to ensure both students are receiving adequate attention.

Autumn Term: September, October, November and December

Spring Term: January, February, March and April

Summer Term: May, June, July and August

If you wish to stop lessons you must give half a term’s notice or pay half a term’s fees (2 months) in lieu. For all invoice queries please contact

From January invoices will be sent out termly.