March 2017

Dear Parents / Guardians,

As you are probably aware, Benfleet Music School is run by Essex Music Services, part of Essex Music Hub. They are bringing in a new paperless (online) system for applying for Music Tuition Vouchers. If you qualify for Tuition Vouchers (currently worth £46.50 per term) you will in future need to register (apply) for them online using the following link. It is a fairly simple process. Paper vouchers dated up until April 2017 are still valid. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact EMS at who will provide assistance.

With best wishes,
TIC Benfleet Music School
Essex Music Education Hub


Benfleet Music School is a specialist school run by Essex Music Services for Essex County Council. It meets on Saturday mornings during school term times at the Appleton School, Croft Road, Benfleet. There are currently ten members of staff teaching forty pupils. Instruments taught include: keyboard and piano, violin, viola, flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, recorder, accordion, saxophone, guitar (classical and rock), drums and percussion. The Music School also provides aural training, theory of music, ensembles and a choir. If you wish to learn for your own pleasure or need expert coaching for GCSE Muisc performance - we cater for that too. Also we prepare students for the grading exams of the Associated Board and other London music colleges. Novices and complete beginners are welcome, subject to informal interview. There is a waiting list for some instruments but we would welcome you enquiry.

Call01702 552668 or 07789 194 260 (Saturday contact No)

* Fees (10 week term) are currently: -

£95 for 15 minutes individual tuition plus group work.
£145 for 30 minutes individual tuition plus group work.
"Secondary study" £60 (15 mins) £120 (30 mins)

Remissions vouchers are available to those in receipt of benefits contact Essex Music Services on 01702 798788

drawing by David Hurrell
updated March 2017