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Online music lessons for adults and children

Surrey Arts Online Learning (SAOL) is offering an exciting new programme for teaching music lessons remotely online. Online learning will support your to continue to make musical progress and provide you with a sense of structure.

Surrey Arts tutors will use ZOOM Conferencing to deliver live lessons via the internet and instructions for adults, children, parents, guardians and tutors on how to use these apps are included in our technical guidance.

Students will need access to a suitable device with audio and visual capabilities as well as access to Wi-Fi.

Please note, not all tutors will be available to teach immediately, but the programme will grow over the coming weeks. If your tutor is not available to teach online we will endeavour to allocate them to another tutor, subject to availability.

How to apply and pay

You can apply and pay online:

Apply and pay for children's music lessons

Apply and pay for adults music lessons


Online music lessons for vulnerable children

Before the current health crisis, Surrey Arts was delivering a diverse range of activities which aimed to enhance the lives of young people who may be experiencing challenging life circumstances.

We know that music provides a vital creative outlet and a sense of stability and connection for children and young people and we are acutely aware how important it is to continue this offer for children whose parents and carers are key workers, as well as vulnerable children who are now in isolation.

With that in mind we have been working hard to put together an online music offer that is inspirational, diverse, educational, fun and safe for all involved.

Surrey Arts is now offering 10 free lessons for the summer term for young people from the following groups:

  • Looked After Children in community homes or in foster care
  • Care leavers up to the age of 25
  • Children who attend Short Breaks funded special schools (music lessons could be either at the school or in the child's home)
  • Young people who attend alternative education settings (online lessons to take place within education settings such as Pupil Referral Units, mental health settings etc)
  • Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children
  • Young refugees
  • Young carers
  • UP! Orchestra members

How to apply

For more information and to apply, please contact us.


Help with setting up online learning

We have created the following documents:

If you are a student, their parent or carer and require further technical support in relation to Surrey Arts online lessons please contact: surreyartstechsupport@surreycc.gov.uk


Safeguarding policy for online learning

We have developed procedures and safeguarding policy for Surrey Arts Online Learning (SAOL), to ensure a quality experience is delivered in a safe environment. Please reads these in conjunction with our technical guidance for tutors and our technical guidance for students.


Terms and conditions

Our usual terms and conditions will apply for online learning.


Other online music resources

There are plenty of teaching and learning resources available on the internet. We have compiled a range of resources on the Surrey Music Hub Online Resources web page ranging from free music scores, activities for children and families, tuition clips and teaching and learning apps.

Files available to download

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