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Learn to Play an Instrument

If you are a Parent / Carer looking for information about how to learn an instrument or a Student wanting to learn play an instrument - we can point you in the right direction!

We run a variety of school based projects (including Whole Class Ensemble Teaching - WCET) for Infant, Primary, Secondary and SEND Schools, which are arranged directly with schools. If you're interested in your child learning an instrument, why not speak to their school. We're always happy to discuss our products and schools' requirements.

We also have a list of Associate Teachers who can offer individual tuition inside or outside of school. These teachers work independently but are DBS checked and quality assured through LSMS.

If you're wanting to learn but don't have an instrument, why not visit our Instrument Hire page to find out how we can help - you might even want to take up an Endangered Species Instrument.

Lastly, click on any of the links below to find out the many benefits that playing a musical instrument can bring!


Please click on a heading below to access further information.

Associate Teachers

Getting your school class learning an instrument

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Music Helps us Learn - website

The benefits of playing music

Performance Anxiety - A practical guide for Music Teachers


Learn to play the Bassoon!

The Bassoon is the lowest in pitch of the woodwind family, and is classed as an "endangered species" instrument because nationally not enough people are taking it up.

LSMS is looking for young people who would be interested in learning to play the bassoon, and is committed to making this affordable. We would like to hear from potential beginner instrumentalists with an interest in music, or students who already play an instrument and would be interested in either transferring to it or taking it up as a second instrument. The basic fingering is the same as the Treble Recorder. Find out more by watching our video below and get in touch if you are interested. Email LSMSPerformance@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 3050400