Music Lessons

If your child has decided they would like to learn an instrument, please fill in the form here so we can match you with a teacher or put you on the waiting list.  This form should also be used by new students joining the school from the June before their September start date.

Although the school facilitates contact between teacher and student, the lessons are a private arrangement between the family and teacher.  Rates are set by the teachers themselves, and they will be in contact once we have assigned a teacher to your child. Timetables are posted on the departmental notice board in music, and often the times of the instrumental lessons will change week to week to make it unlikely that students will miss too much of the FSG curriculum.

Details of funding opportunities are provided on the links below.

The Folkestone School for Girls Music Trust

The Folkestone School for Girls Music Trust is a registered charity formed in the mid 1990s which provides grants or payments to students to help with the costs arising from individual instrumental/vocal tuition.

The Trust relies on donations from individuals and other charitable organisations and, thanks to their generosity, we have been able to support many students over the years. In recent times a number of other funding opportunities have been put in place both nationally and locally but the Trust still has an important role in helping those families whose circumstances do not match the criteria laid down by these organisations.

Grants will be assessed by the trustees, who are experienced former teachers at the school.  The funding cycle is linked to the academic year, so grants will run from the 1st September to 31st August.  A new application should be made when a new academic year begins, funding does not carry over automatically.

Please make your application by filling in the online form.

Kent Music

For the current status of the Kent Music funding, and more information about the scheme, including eligibility, please see their website:

The funding can help with the cost of lessons taken in school and musical instrument hire.