Musical Opportunities in partnership with Solihull Music Service



MUSICAL OPPORTUNITIES AT TUDOR GRANGE ACADEMY – In partnership with Solihull Music Service.

Who is Solihull Music Service? 

Solihull Music Service: Lead partner in the Solihull Music Hub (SMS). SMS is part of Solihull MBC and is based at Lyndon school. As well as offering instrumental lessons, it is the only music provider that offers large scale ensemble provision and a wide range of music performance opportunities. It also runs a thriving Saturday Music Centre (SMC).

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Why the partnership?

Solihull Music Service (SMS) is working in partnership with Tudor Grange Academy to deliver high quality instrumental lessons and musical opportunities for all students of the school.  In school instrumental lessons take place during the school day at Tudor Grange Academy. They are delivered by Solihull Music Service staff. This will be done in partnership with the Music lead of the school and the individual teacher who will monitor weekly lessons and be responsible for the timetabling of them.  It is hoped this will raise attainment and achievement of the students, which will filter through the musical life of the school and Solihull as a whole, by joining one of the many SMS ensembles on offer during the week and at SMC.


The music service offers instrumental lessons on a wide range of instruments (see below) and also gives students the opportunity to take part in large scale events such as: rock and pop nights, Warwick Arts Centre, Symphony Hall, The Cavern Club (Liverpool), The National Rock and Pop Festival to name a few.


How do I apply? 

To apply for instrumental lessons click on the link below.  SMS uses an online system which is more flexible for parents and students and is better for the environment as it cuts down on the cost of paper.


Further information?

Saturday Music Centre (SMC)


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Instrumental lessons will be taught by staff employed by Solihull Music Service and delivered in term time during the school day. Solihull Music Service will aim to deliver 33 instrumental lessons over the course of an academic year (39 weeks). The provision of lessons is subject to demand and availability of music service staff and available accommodation at Tudor Grange Academy.


Hire of instruments

Students taught by Solihull Music Service are eligible for the hire of SMBC instruments, subject to availability. Parents wishing to a hire instrument may contact the music service directly via e-mail to place a request for an instrument. Tuition is available for:


Brass instruments: 

  • cornet
  • trumpet
  • french horn
  • tenor horn
  • baritone horn
  • euphonium
  • trombone
  • tuba



  • acoustic
  • electric
  • bass guitar


Percussion Instruments: 

  • tuned
  • untuned
  • drum kit (jazz, rock, orchestral).


Piano and Electronic Keyboard


String Instruments: 

  • violin
  • viola
  • cello
  • double bass




Woodwind Instruments: 

  • flute
  • clarinet
  • oboe
  • bassoon
  • saxophones
  • recorders