Guidelines on how to set up online music lessons

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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 you 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:

Summer online music and art workshops

Apply for summer online music and art workshops

Music lessons starting September 2020

Apply and pay for children's music lessons

Apply and pay for adults music lessons


Online music lessons for vulnerable children and young people

Before the current health crisis, Surrey Arts was already 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 which is why Surrey Arts worked hard to quickly set up free lessons for vulnerable children as lock down measures were put in place at the start of the pandemic.

Surrey Arts is committed to continue supporting vulnerable groups to navigate life changes throughout the Autumn term and will be continuing our offer of 10 x free, online lessons during the Autumn term for children and young people from the following groups:

  • Looked After Children in community homes or in foster care (age 8 and above)
  • Care leavers up to the age of 25
  • Short Breaks programme (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 (age 8 and above)
  • Mental Health referrals
  • UP! Orchestra membership for 5 sessions (age 13 and above)

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