Music Lessons - Autumn 2020
You can now book instrumental lessons for your child online at Hertfordshire Music Service. Please go to Herts Music Service (HMS) for more information and details on how to enrol for lessons and payment.
All school instrumental lessons must now be booked directly with the Music Service, rather than through the school, with payment being made directly to the service, not Sir John Lawes School. The only exception is for drum lessons, as our drum teacher, Mr Smeethe, is not employed through Hertfordshire Music Service. The instrument options and lesson arrangements available will remain the same. Students will be timetabled by their teachers on a rotation through the school day as usual.
If you had initially paid for lessons, you will be receiving a refund from the school via your parentpay account. You will now need to book directly with Herts Music as soon as possible to secure lesson places. Existing teachers and places will be honoured.
Music lessons must be applied/ reapplied for via HMS (apart from drums - direct to Music Faculty) by 11 September 2020. Lessons will begin week commencing 14 September 2020.
We are delighted that, following DFE guidelines, peripatetic music teachers are now permitted to resume face to face teaching in school. Peripetetic teachers will be expected to comply with the schools’ arrangements for managing and minimising risk and we will be following procedures within the music department to ensure the safety of teachers and students.