How do I find out more?
To find out more please fill out an enquiry form which you can find on the website.
Our pricing is £18 per half an hour.
Our dates follow the schools, we break for Christmas, Easter and Summer, but lessons continue through half terms.
How do I sign up?
To sign up please fill out an enquiry form which can be found on this website. Alternatively, give us a call on 01227 456331. Please be aware that you may have to join a waiting list due to popular demand for certain instruments/teachers. This is very rare and we will usually get you booked in straight away.
How do I cancel a lesson?
We ask for 24 hours notice for a cancellation. Your lesson will be caught up at a later date to make up for your cancelled lesson, occasionally an online lesson can be put in place. Lessons cancelled out of the notice period will be lost and still charged for.
How much do lessons cost?
Half an hour with any of our tutors is £18 on a one to one basis. Our group lessons are £15 per hour. Most of our bookings are half hour weekly, but an hour weekly or fortnightly is also popular. The price is the same online or in person.
What are the terms of payment?
We ask for all payments to be made by the 15th of each month. Each figure will be based on how many lessons are in that month. Alternatively you can set a standing order that will be formed of twelve equal payments per year , compared to a varying payment. All payments can be made in store, over the phone or by direct bank transfer. We accept cash, cheques and card payments.
How do we select our tutors?
Teaching is all about communication of information and making the learning experience interesting and enjoyable. Our Managing Director chooses all of the team at YMS and the focus is people skills, experience and passion for teaching. Most amazingly capable musicians would be poor teachers and vice versa, so YMSC has a team of personally selected experts who we match up to the students after careful planning and consideration.
Where are we?
Your Music School Canterbury is based on Simmonds Road on the Wincheap Estate, just a few yards from the Wincheap roundabout on the city’s ring road. Easy access by car and just a couple of minutes walk from Canterbury East railway station. Our younger students can walk to us from all the local secondary schools within 30 minutes or a shorter 10 minute walk from the city centre and bus station.
Are there parking facilities?
Unfortunately we have limited parking space on site but most customers can normally find a space either on our site or in the public car park next to Iceland food store (£1 per hour). Many parents drop off and pick up their children and don’t use the parking spaces.
Is there a waiting room or facilities?
We have a comfortable waiting area for customers and their families with tables, chairs, tea/coffee/hot choc and a snack vending machine. We provide toilet facilities and a friendly face on reception to assist with any of your needs.
Can we take exams at YMS?
Yes we work with all the main exam boards ABRSM, Trinity College, Rockschool, Trinity Rock & Pop and RGT. We are also the public centre for Rockschool & TC Rock & Pop. Almost all of our pupils take their exams in our facilities.