Music Lessons

A wide range of peripatetic music lessons for pupils from Year 3 upwards are provided by Kingston Music Service (KMS), including guitar, drums, violin, flute for starters.

KMS began life in 1986 as the Kingston Music Service in order to safeguard and enhance music education within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. There has been a steady increase in the number and scope of the activities since that time. Today the KMS provides instrumental and vocal music tuition for more than fifteen hundred young people in schools and music centres and manages the recording studio at the Hook Centre.

In addition, KMS initiates and manages arts projects in schools (involving music, dance, drama and visual art) through after school art clubs and through music, drama and dance festivals.

KMS is a non-profit making organisation which receives funding from the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the Department for Education. It is also a member of the Federation of Music Services.

If you would like further details on artistic or musical activities, or if you have a general enquiry about the services on offer, please contact KMS direct:

Kingston Music Service
Hook Centre
Hook Road
Chessington  KT9 1EJ


Term Dates

Dates for music lessons at schools where Kingston Music Service operates are as follows:-

Weeks one to five – Monday 23 September to Friday 25 October
Half term – Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November
Weeks six to ten – Monday 4 November to Friday 6 December

Weeks one to five : Monday 13 Jan to Friday 14 Feb
Half term: Saturday 15 Feb to Sunday 23 Feb
Weeks six to ten: Monday 24 Feb to Friday 27 March

Weeks one to five: Friday 24th April to Friday 22 May
Half term: Saturday 23 May to Sunday 31 May
Weeks six to ten: Monday 1 June to Friday 10th July
May Bank Holiday: Friday 8th May (VE Day)