Music Lessons

Instrument tuition is provided at Abbott by ACEG.

Children from Reception to Year 6 have the opportunity to choose to learn to play guitar or keyboard. Letters for September have been sent out. Please contact ACEG if your child is interested in learning to play guitar or keyboard!

Lessons this year will be taught by a new visiting music tutor: Mr. Sam Marshall.

The lessons take place on Wednesdays, throughout the school day, and last for 15 minutes. There are then follow-up activities for children to do at home and, of course, daily practice for those children who own their own instruments.

Keyboard: Keyboard lessons are taught 1-1 and cost £7 per lesson.

Guitar: Guitar lessons can be taught 1-1 or as a ‘shared’ lesson for 2 pupils. Individual lessons are £7 and shared lessons cost £4.50 per pupil. All lessons must be paid for in advance for a whole term – lessons cannot be paid for weekly.

The lesson timetable, payment arrangement and contact with parents/carers is all conducted by Sam at ACEG. If you have any questions, or if your child is interested in learning to play an instrument, you can contact Sam at: or, alternatively, speak to Mrs Wyatt in school.

Some parents have asked about purchasing an instrument for their child to practice on at home after their weekly lessons. The discipline of practising a musical instrument is an excellent skill and increases self-motivation.

Please find below some recommended places to buy quality instruments at reasonable prices.


Your child will need to check with Mr Marshall about which size is best – some children are using a 3/4 size whilst others use a full size guitar in their lessons. The guitars used in school are ‘Valencia’ acoustic guitars and are often sold with cases included.

  • John Lewis – 36” wooden acoustic guitar – £35
  • Amazon – Valencia 3101 3/4 Size Classical Guitar, with case – £49.99
  • Normans Music – [] Valencia 3/4 size Acoustic guitar – £39.99
  • Tesco – Valencia 3/4 size classical guitar £39.79
  • Dawsons Music – Valencia 3100 Classical Guitar – Full size – £54.99


Keyboards are more difficult to recommend as there is so much variety in terms of size and what you want the instrument to do! However, here are some suggestions:

  • Tesco – Yamaha PSRE343 Electronic Keyboard – £147
  • Normans Music – Casio CTK-240 49 note Full size keyboard – £69
  • Argos – Yamaha PSR-F50 Full size keyboard – £79.99

Contact the School

Abbott Community Primary School

Livesey St,
M40 7PR

Main Contact: Zarina Aliouche - School Business Manager

Tel: 0161 834 9529
Fax: 0161 839 4355

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