We have a roster of brilliant teachers available to provide lessons at Forsyth on most major instruments, including:
piano guitar (classical, acoustic, electric, electric bass) ukulele voice
recorder flute clarinet saxophone violin viola cello
Most lessons are now available again face-to-face with social distancing and cleanliness measures in place,
but lessons can also be given via video calling services such as Skype and Zoom.
If you would like to begin lessons, please contact us to discuss arrangements...
[email protected] • 0161 834 3281, ext. 204
If you are interested in taking lessons at Forsyth, we would be delighted to offer you a free half-hour trial lesson!
In order that we can book you in with a suitable teacher at a convenient time, please let us know the following information:
- learner's name and age (learners under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult);
- which instrument(s) they would like to learn to play, and an indication of their level (e.g., beginner);
- whether they would like to borrow an instrument for the trial lesson;
- learner's availability during our opening hours (Mon – Sat, 9am – 5.30pm; Sun, 11am – 5pm);
- telephone number and email address of learner, parent or guardian.
After your trial lesson, you can book further lessons for £35 per hour, or £17.50 per half-hour, paid for in advance in blocks of ten half-hour lessons or five hour-long lessons. Single one-off lessons of an hour are charged at £40 per lesson.
If you are interested in taking lessons at Forsyth, we will be delighted to offer you a free half-hour trial lesson and to lend you an instrument for the session if you do not yet have your own.
After your trial lesson, if you decide to continue to have lessons, these will cost £35 per hour when paid for in blocks of ten half-hour lessons or five hour-long lessons; if you prefer to have lessons on an ad hoc basis and to pay for them one-by-one, these will cost £40 per hour. (All prices include VAT.) For all such lessons, you will need your own instrument (whether bought or rented). Please pay for your lessons in advance either in person or via 0161 834 3281, ext. 204. Should there be any changes to these fees in future, we will inform you prior to your purchasing any further block of lessons.
Your teacher will speak with you to arrange mutually-convenient times for your lessons. These can be arranged on a lesson-to-lesson basis and don't have to be every week or always at the same time or on the same day (subject to the teacher's availability).
If we need to cancel or postpone a lesson (due to illness or circumstances beyond our control), we will contact you to reschedule it at a suitable time. If in future your teacher finds they are unable to continue with lessons (due to moving away or other change in circumstances), we will endeavour to provide an equally qualified teacher to continue your lessons without interruption.
If you need to cancel or postpone a lesson, we kindly ask that you give us 48 hours' notice: please call us on 0161 834 3281, ext. 204, or email [email protected] Lessons cancelled at shorter notice, or missed without notice, will not be refunded. If you arrive late for a lesson, we may not be able to extend it past the finishing time if this would disrupt another student's booking or the teacher's other commitments. If you wish to discontinue lessons, we will only be able to consider refunding any outstanding lessons in exceptional circumstances (e.g., incapacitation, moving from the area).
Each block of lessons that you pay for will be recorded in our lesson book and a copy given to you as a receipt. As each lesson from that block is booked in, we will add it to the book and ask that you sign against it as appropriate: i.e., to confirm the completion of each lesson; or to confirm that a lesson has been postponed or cancelled with sufficient notice, or cancelled or missed without sufficient notice.