Keeping Costs Down

As a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, we keep fees as low as possible – although we must cover our costs. With Home Tuition from YMES, the emphasis is on convenience for you: saving you time and travel costs, and fitting around your activity schedule.


Fees for Home Tuition for the 2016-17 academic year are as follows:

Standard lessons (available to all students)
30 minutes, weekly £17.50 £175 per term
Back-to-back lessons (more than one lesson during the same visit – eg for siblings)
30 minutes, weekly
(minimum total visit must be 60+ minutes)
£15 £150 per term
Longer lessons (adult and teenage students only)
45 minutes, weekly £24 £240 per term
60 minutes, weekly £30 £300 per term
60 minutes, fortnightly £35 £175 per term

Bolt-Ons (Music Centre Groups)

In addition to the Home Tuition service, YMES also runs community music centres. The music centres offer a wide range of group classes and ensembles, which Home Tuition students are welcome to join. This could allow students to play their instrument in an orchestra or band, or to learn a second or third instrument in a group setting. Home Tuition students are eligible for the “Bolt-On Rate” for all group classes.

Bolt-Ons (Instrument Hire)

Subject to availability, instruments can be hired from YMES.

+ £35 per term Instrument hire

Payment Methods

Payment is by cheque, cash or online transfer. Invoices are issued at the beginning of each term. Invoices should be settled within 28 days.


No refunds can be given where students cancel pre-arranged lessons for any reason. In the event of any lesson being cancelled by YMES (for example, in bad weather or due to teacher illness), the lesson will be refunded or re-arranged in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

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