Instrumental Lessons

Musical Opportunities at Tudor Grange Academy – In Partnership with Solihull Music Service


Who is Solihull Music Service?

Solihull Music Service (SMS) are the lead partner in the Solihull Music Hub.  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 a large scale ensemble provision and a wide range of music performance opportunities.  It also runs a thriving Saturday Music Centre (SMC).

For more information about SMS please click on the link below:

Solihull Music Service

Why the partnership?

Solihull Music Service (SMS) works in partnership with Tudor Grange Academy to deliver high quality instrumental lessons and musical opportunities for all students at the Academy.  In-school instrumental lessons take place during the school day and are delivered by SMS staff.  This is done in conjunction with the music lead of the Academy and the individual teacher who will timetable and monitor the weekly lessons.  It is hoped that this will raise the attainment and achievement of the students, which will filter through the music life of the Academy and Solihull as a whole, by joining one of the many SMS ensembles on offer during the week and at SMC.  The SMS offers instrumental lessons on a wide range of instruments (see below) and also gives students the opportunity to take part in large scale events e.g. rock and pop nights, Warwick Arts Centre, Symphony Hall, The Cavern Club (Liverpool) and 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.

Online application form for Solihull Music Service

Further information?

Saturday Music Centre (SMC).

Follow SMS on Twitter @musicsolihull or email


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

Hire of instruments

Students taught by SMS are eligible to hire SMBC instruments, subject to availability.  Parents wishing to hire an instrument may contact the SMS directly via email to place a request.  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
  • Saxophone
  • Recorders