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Musical Instrument Lessons

There are many musical opportunities for the children at Great Bookham School and one of them is the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. Learning an instrument is both very beneficial to children and it is lots of fun. We have many peripatetic teachers visiting our school each week and most instruments can be accommodated.

Surrey Arts

Most lessons are taught through Surrey Arts. The current costs of lessons through Surrey Arts are as follows: 


Lesson Category Termly (10 lessons)
Group 3 or 4 (30 Mins) £73
Group 2 (20 Mins) £73
Group 2 (30 Mins) £108
Individual (20 Mins) £142
Individual (30 Mins) £201

Lesson Category Termly fee (10 lessons) Group 3 or 4 (30 minutes) £73 Group 2 (20 minutes) £73 Group 2 (30 minutes) £108 Individual (20 minutes) £142 Individual (30 minutes) £201

Instruments can be hired through Surrey Arts at a cost of £21 per term.  Great Bookham School has several violins which are free to hire, however they do need to be insured.

To apply for lessons with Surrey Arts please apply online at application forms, lessons times and prices can be found on the Surrey Arts website, telephone: 01483 519303.

Our Surrey Arts teachers are :

  • Clarinet, flute and saxophone - Ms Debbie Chapman
  • Violin - Mr David Wey
  • Cello - Jo Levi
  • Drums - Mr Jason Reay

Private Lessons

Also available at Great Bookham School are the following private lessons:

Please apply for lessons directly with these teachers using the following contacts, lesson prices vary.


Surrey Arts offer free group lessons (subject to availability) or concessions to families who are in receipt of Family Income Support, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance, Child Tax Credit (but not if they are entitled to Working Tax Credit or if their annual income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue, exceeds £16,190 in the current tax year) or Universal Credit Surrey Arts also hire the instruments free of charge to these families. Please apply in the usual way online.

GBS players

Children who play instruments to a specific standard are invited to join the school orchestra, Great Bookham School players, who practice Wednesday mornings from 8am.