Time4Music supports schools by enabling them to offer an exciting range of high quality music education opportunities to their children and school-based staff. West Sussex Music works closely with head teachers and music co-ordinators to create provision that best meets their needs and that significantly improves the musical outcomes for students.

Time4Music encompasses a number of approaches to learning;

Time4Music Options

Group & Individual lessons: have a specialist instrumental or vocal teacher to teach your children in small groups or individually. Up to a maximum of 8 pupils per hour. Schools may pass on costs to parents/carers or use pupil premium to support specific children. An instrument is not provided but may be hired by parents/carers or the school at just £20 per term, subject to availability. 

Clubs & Activities: have a specialist instrumental or singing teacher run your school's music clubs and activities:

  • Ensembles eg. choir, band or orchestra
  • Before-school and After-school music clubs eg. Dejmbe, Ukulele, Rock & Pop sessions
  • Large-group instrumental or vocal lessons

Schools may pass on costs to parents/carers.  A set of instruments may be loaned to the school for use in school, subject to availability and courier cost. 

Class Teaching: have a specialist music teacher to teach National Curriculum classroom music or whole-class instrumental teaching. Create a bespoke whole-class learning opportunity, use us to provide PPA cover or enhance and extend existing whole-class first-access programmes such as Key2Music and 1Term2Learn.

Sign up for the year and get:

  • free Charanga music IT package 
  • free class set of instruments for use in school and home 

Benefits to Schools and Academies

As well as increased musical activity in the whole-school community, feedback from previous years indicates that schools see:

  • a positive impact on all pupils, including those with challenging behaviour or Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • improved standards in music 
  • improved standards in the wider curriculum

Hiring an Instrument

Click here to apply for instrument hire at the termly cost of £20 if your child is currently part of the Key2Music or Time4Music programme at their school.


For more information, please contact us at or telephone 08452 082 182.


"We remain delighted with the dedication and passion shown by our West Sussex Music teachers. The students adore the leader of our String Ensemble and never miss a session. We are always being asked if the String Ensemble is available to play at extra events for the school and wider community. The opportunities provided by West Sussex Music really are fantastic value for money."

Claudette Patey, Head of Music, Hazelwick School - January 2016


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