Start Your Child’s Musical Journey

Learn to sing or play an instrument with Merton Music Foundation

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We teach piano, guitar, percussion/drum kit, strings, woodwind, brass and voice lessons in Merton schools, online and at our Music Centres.

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All lessons follow our Covid-safe guidelines.

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Learn at School

In school, during the school day. Our most popular and convenient way to learn

Find out which instruments we offer at your child’s school.

Merton Schools

Where in-person teaching isn’t possible due to distancing requirements, we continue to offer lessons online.

Learn at a Music Centre

Wider range of instruments, same inspirational teaching

Our South Wimbledon, Mitcham, Morden and Wimbledon College Music Centres offer after school and Saturday morning tuition

Our Music Centres

Learn Online

Fun, flexible and more parental involvement

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Lesson Fees

One-to-one, paired & small group teaching

We offer a range of lesson types for different ages, abilities and budgets. We also offer financial assistance via our bursary funds. Tuition is charged termly for a block of 10 lessons.

Our Fees

Term Dates

Never miss a beat!

Term Dates

We typically teach thirty lessons accross the academic year, with lessons charged termly for a block of ten.

Help and Support

Get ready to learn, hire an instrument or get support with the cost. We’re here to help. If you have a question, just ask our friendly team

Instrument Hire

Hire an Instrument From Us

Our instrumental hire service is an affordable way to start learning a new instrument. We hire a wide of instruments in various sizes to suit players of all ages.

As your child grows, simply return the instrument and swap it for the next size up. When they are ready to move onto an instrument of their own, you simply end the hire agreement and return the instrument to us.

Instrument hire is charged termly, parents/guardians are liable for any damages and for the cost of any replacement parts/consumables (e.g. strings and valve oil).

Click here to find about about hiring an instrument from us.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance and the MMF Trust Fund

We provide financial support to pupils in receipt of Free School Meals (other than univeral FSM in KS1) and to families in receipt of Universal Credit or Working Tax Credit. Lessons are discounted by 50% and instrument hire is charged at a reduced rate.

Click here if you would like details of the financial assistance that MMF can offer.


Is your child missing out on lessons due to the financial impact of COVID-19? They may be eligible for our COVID-19 Bursary. Click here to find out more.

In2Music Continuation

In2Music: MMF's First Access Programme

If your child has participated in one of our In2Music programmes at their school, they my be entitled to a 25% discount on the cost of lessons and a reduced instrument hire fee for 1 year.

Apply for an In2Music Continuation Discount.

Important Documents

Before signing-up for lessons, please:

Other Important Documents:

MMF core staff and tutors will be on hand with support. If you have any questions, email: admin@mmf.org.uk

Music is for Life

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No one ever regrets learning to play an instrument. Support your child’s development and encourage their creativity.

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Everything you need to know to start your child’s musical journey with MMF.

Learning In-School

Learn In a Merton School

We teach one-to-one, paired and small group lessons during the school day in a wide range of schools throughout Merton. Your child will be guided by one of our highly skilled, specialist tutors to enable them to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to make outstanding progress on their instrument and develop a life-long passion for music.

We are delivering in-person lessons in over 70% of the schools in which we normally teach. All lessons are subject to strict COVID safety protocols.

Where lessons can't be taught in-person, we offer online lessons instead.

Click here to see the in-person teaching status of your child's school. 


We are working closely with schools and have implemented a range of hygiene and distancing protocols to ensure the safety of our tutors and pupils.

Click here to find out more about how we are unlocking music lessons in Merton

If you are only interested in in-person lessons, please tell us this in the 'Notes' during the sign-up process. It may be necessary for your child to be put on to our Waiting List.

It may take us a little while to make in-person teaching arrangements with some schools it may not be possible to fulfil in-person teaching in some settings until social distancing restrictions are relaxed. 

All in-person lessons are subject to being transitioned online in the event of local lockdown, school closure or tutor/pupil self-isolation.

Learning at a Music Centre

MMF Music Centres

We operate Music Centres across the borough, where pupils can participate in 1-1 instrumental lessons with one of our specialist tutors out of school hours.

We also run a range of choirs and ensembles open to members of our South Wimbledon based Music Centre. Music is best when we make it together! By joining one of our groups, your child will develop their musicianship and ensemble performing in a safe and welcoming environment.

Find out about our Music Centre lessons & ensembles. 

MMF Music Centre, South Wimbledon

Merton Abbey Primary School, High Path, South Wimbledon, SW19 2JY

Monday/Wednesday after-school 4pm - 9:30pm, Tuesdays after school 4pm - 6pm & Saturday mornings 8:30am - 2pm

1-1 lessons in brass, woodwind, percussion, strings, voice, guitars and piano.

Crown Lane Percussion School, Morden

Crown Lane Studio, 8b Crown Lane, Morden, SM4 5BL

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays after-school.

1-1 Drum Kit and World Percussion lessons.

Saturday Music School, Wimbledon College

Wimbledon College Music Department, Edge Hill, SW19 4NS

Saturdays 8am - 5pm

1-1 instrumental lessons

Soundwave, Mitcham

The Ark @ Sherwood, Abbots Road, CR4 1JP

Tuesdays & Fridays 3:45pm - 7pm

Music Production, DJ and Turntablism Lessons and Classes.

All in-person lessons are subject to being transitioned online in the event of local lockdown, school closure or tutor/pupil self-isolation.

Want to know more? Contact Us.

Learning Online

Online Lessons

Flexible, fun, more parental involvement.

Pupils can learn exclusively online with a specialist tutor via Zoom or top-up in-person lessons outside of term time by arrangement.

Rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by parents for 'overall quality of teaching and learning'.

Not convinced? Book now and if your child doesn't want to continue after their first lesson - we won't charge you!

Click here to provide 'E-Learning Consent' for a child that is already registered with us. 


Staying Safe, Together.

In person lessons take place in a COVID-safe room with ventilation and enough space for your child and their tutor to maintain a social distance of 2 metres at all times. Our tutors participate in voluntary twice weekly rapid Lateral Flow Device (LFD) self-testing and adhere to all Government and school rules regarding hygiene and mask wearing.

Our tutors complete a thorough risk assessment, based on our template, and ensure that enhanced physical and respiratory hygiene processes are adhered to at all times.

Your child will be asked to wash or sanitise their hands before and after every lesson and to only bring the equipment that they need with them to their lesson. There may also be additional specific measures that your child and their tutor need to take, depending on the nature of the instrument your child is learning with us.

See our COVID-safe lesson guide and risk assessment templates here. 

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