Instrumental Tuition at Hampton Court House

Our teachers provide world class instrumental tuition to our pupils.

Our peripatetic teaching staff all have performing careers and are specifically chosen for their experience in teaching children and teenagers, as well as their ability to inspire and connect with them.

Important information for parents

Introduction

  1. The learning of a musical instrument is not something to be taken lightly. It requires considerable commitment, discipline and organisation. Parents must ensure that they facilitate the conditions at home for regular practice to take place. We advise parents to regularly check children’s Music Almanack, keep track of any possible homework and regularly communicate with the instrumental teachers about practice at home. The support system that we like to call “Golden Triangle” between a Child, Teacher and Parent is crucial for progressing as a performer.
  2. The School places a very high value on the learning of a musical instrument. Our experience is that there is a very high correlation between pupils who study an instrument seriously and those who excel academically. Further we believe that pupils gain spiritually, emotionally and socially.
  3. The School will ensure that
    • pupils are supported in selecting an appropriate instrument
    • pupils and parents are aware of the commitment that learning an instrument requires, both during the school day and at home

Peripatetic teaching staff

  1. Our approach is based on the East European model of having exceptionally high-level performers and teachers – even for beginners or very young children. Our experience is that, so long as the pupil makes the appropriate commitment, students make rapid progress. Our teachers ensure that there is focus on the acquisition of a sound technique from the very beginning.
  2. Hampton Court House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All peripatetic teachers undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

When lessons take place

  1. Instrumental tuition is provided weekly for 30 weeks per year (generally ten lessons per term).
  2. Instrumental lessons take place throughout the school day, throughout the week. All lessons rotate, ensuring no child misses the same lesson twice within a given period.
  3. The rotation of lessons is the only way the school can ensure a system which is fair and transparent for all. Parents are kindly requested therefore not to ask for special arrangements, or to seek a particular time within the timetable.
  4. It is the responsibility of each pupil in Year 5 and above to check the time of his/her instrumental lessons. Timetables are displayed on the music noticeboard at the beginning of each week. Parents are emailed the schedule each week. All staff at Hampton Court House are aware that pupils receive instrumental tuition and grant permission for them to leave timetabled lessons at the appropriate time.

Tuition costs

  1. A block of 10 x 30-minute lessons at £283
  2. A block of 10 x 45-minute lessons at £424.50

Please download both the Application form and Terms and Conditions, which must be signed.

Download Music Tuition Application Form

Download Terms and Conditions

Instrumental Teaching Staff

Roberto Manes
  • Guitar and Jazz Violin
Julie Bruce
  • Percussion and Drums
Aleksandra TimarovMA AdvDip
  • Director of Junior Music
  • (Currently on Maternity Leave)
  • Piano
Paul Vincent
  • Piano
Aldevis Tibaldi
  • Saxophone and Clarinet
Emily Bloom
  • Recorder, Flute
Ralitsa Naydenova
  • Violin, Viola
Raya HumphreysBMus Hons PGADip
  • Piano, Music
Kieran BruntBA (Cantab)
  • Voice