SMC Fees

Fees 2016–17

Fees for 2016–17 (Individual lessons)

Calculation of fees

Fees for individual lessons tuition and group activities are calculated on a termly basis. Instalment payments can be made by arrangement (see note below)

Term legths

Term lengths are as follows:

Autumn 2016: 11 weeks
Spring 2017: 11 weeks
Summer 2017: 10 weeks

Fees for individual lessons for a full term should be calculated as follows:

15 minute lesson £10.50 per lesson £30 deposit on enrolment
30 minute lesson £20 per lesson £50 deposit on enrolment

Please note that the level of fees will be reviewed on a termly basis and SMC reserves the right to make changes during the academic year after due notice.

Group fees

Fees for group activities are set out on a separate page dealing with group activities where you will find the weekly rate applicable to each group. These are also kept under review on a termly basis.

Fee Payment arrangements

Payment is possible by

  • Cash
  • Cheque made payable to "SMC (2016) Ltd"
  • Bank transfer to our bank account (details on application to the office)

We are not currently in a position to take payment by debit or credit card

Payment by instalments

Arrangements can be made for fees to be paid in instalments, eg weekly or monthly. In such cases we would remind students/parents that fees are payable on the basis of the full term and must continue to be paid if a lesson is missed.

Fee remission

Please enquire in confirdence to the Centre Office. Support is available for those needing assistance with the funding of fees.

Examination accompaniment

£21 including one rehearsal (Grade 8: £42). Additional rehearsals can be arranged if necessary and will be charged extra–to be arranged directly with the accompanist. The higher costs for Grade VIII reflect longer rehearsal time allowed and also preparation time prior to the rehearsal for the accompanist.

Missed lessons

After two (2) missed lessons where no reason is given to the Centre office, the subsequent lessons will be cancelled but a full half-term's fees will still be charged.

Disclaimer (Groups)

A minimum number of students is needed for a Centre group class to run. If the number of students falls below that minimum, an adjustment in fees may be necessary, or students moved to another class where that is possible.

Enrolment terms and conditions for individual lessons - important

In applying for individual lessons, you will be entering into contracts with the Music Centre and the relevant Tutor(s) for the provision of those lessons. Before completing and submitting an enrolment form, it is important that you should be familiar with our enrolment arrangements and enrolment terms and conditions.

Group activities are run under the auspices of the Music Centre itself and are subject to separate arrangements


All lessons are booked for the academic year.

Students wishing to discontinue individual or shared individual tuition must give a half-term's notice, or fees will be payable for the whole of that half term.

Term Dates

Term dates for 2016–17 are summarised as follows:

Autumn 2016

Sat 17 Sept – Thu 20 Oct
(excluding 28 Sept)
Mon 2 Nov – Sat 12 Dec

Spring 2017

Sat 7 Jan – Sat 11 Feb
Mon 27 Feb – Thu 6 Apr

Summer 2017

Mon 24 Apr – Sat 25 May
(excluding BH Mon 1 May)
Sat 10 Jun – Mon 17 Jul

A calendar for download and full date information are available at the 2016–17 dates page.