Somerset County Council

Music in schools


Somerset Music offers a wide range of services to children and young people across the county, including instrument hire, whole class tuition, progression through large group tuition at key stage 2 and music therapy.

For information about paying Somerset Music invoices, please go to our Pay Somerset Music invoices page.

Musical instrument hire
Competitively priced instrument hire is available to all Somerset students, music groups and schools. We offer considerable savings over equivalent commercial musical instrument hire providers. Subsidies are available for children who are entitled to free school meals, and hire is fully subsidised (at no cost to the individual) for children who are looked after.

If you want to hire instruments for your child, you can fill in the 'Request now' form below.

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We have a range of high quality instruments that can be hired for performances by professionals.

Please visit the instrument hire section of the Somerset Music website  for more details.

Whole class ensemble tuition
A key feature of our provision is the delivery of whole class instrumental and vocal tuition

Whole class ensemble tuition is usually carried out by one of our specialists working in partnership with the class teacher. We give whole class ensemble tuition to approximately 5500 Key Stage 2 students in Somerset schools.

We have a wide range of projects to choose from, including samba, guitar, brass, strings, woodwind, steel pans and ukulele.


Contact: Somerset Music
Address: SCIL, Taunton Academy, Cheddon Road, Taunton, TA2 7QP
Phone: 01823 348262
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.

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