Start Your Child’s Musical Journey
Learn to sing or play an instrument with Merton Music Foundation
We teach piano, guitar, percussion/drum kit, strings, woodwind, brass and singing lessons in Merton schools, online and at our Music Centres.
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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 teach at your child’s school.
Learn at a Music Centre
A wider range of instruments, the same inspirational teaching
Our South Wimbledon, Mitcham, Morden and Wimbledon College Music Centres offer tuition after-school and on Saturdays.
Fun, flexible and more parental involvement
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.
Never miss a beat!
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
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).
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: 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.
Before signing-up for lessons, please:
Other Important Documents:
- Click for our full Online Learning Policy
- Click to view our COVID Risk Assessments
- Download Zoom to your computer, tablet or phone (you will need to make an account using a parent/guardian's email address)
- Terms & Conditions
MMF core staff and tutors will be on hand with support. If you have any questions, email: email@example.com
Music is for Life
No one ever regrets learning to play an instrument. Support your child’s development and encourage their creativity.
Find Out More
Everything you need to know to start your child’s musical journey with MMF.
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.
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 skills in a safe and welcoming environment.
South Wimbledon Music Centre
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
The Ark @ The Sherwood School, Abbots Road, CR4 1JP
Tuesdays & Fridays 3:45pm - 7pm
Music Production, DJ and Turntablism lessons and classes plus instrumental lessons.
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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!