1:1 Tuition

We understand that a huge part of a young person’s musical journey is likely to involve learning an instrument. Therefore, due to funding from the National Foundation for Youth Music we are able to offer a limited number of places for free instrumental and vocal tuition for young people up to the age of 18, or 25 for those with a support plan in place for special educational needs.

We can offer tuition through our centers at Tuned In, Redcar or Apollo Music Service, Stockton, or alternatively we can now offer this online too.

Musinc have a team of freelance music tutors who are set up and ready to deliver tuition. Our tutors cover piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals, ukulele, violin, cello, music technology and production, DJ skills and music theory.

Whether you have previously engaged with Musinc activities, or whether you are a new student we are happy to help.

We are able to offer free tuition to a limited amount of young people in challenging circumstances. Contact us to find out of you are eligible for free tuition. If you are not eligible for free tuition you can still get in touch to be signposted to an appropriate tutor.

Applying for tuition

If you would like to access free tuition, you can apply by filling in the form on the right.

You can also download a form (click here) fill it and send to musinc@middlesbrough.gov.uk or contact us if you require any further information.

If you require assistance accessing or filling in the forms please do get in touch and we will be happy to provide additional support.

To view Musinc Policies and Procedures click here

Please read the Terms and Conditions below before filling in the form.

Terms and Conditions

MUSINC provides access to high quality music making for young people in the Tees Valley.

We know that young people can bring about positive change in their lives and the lives of those around them by getting involved in making music. Therefore we work with some of those most in need – young people (age 10-24) living in challenging circumstances in the local authority areas of Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland. We are funded by the national charity Youth Music and form part of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England (AMIE).

We are offering free targeted online tuition for ages 10-18 years for those living in challenging circumstances (up to 25 years for young people with a SEN Support Plan or those who are registered with a disability).

Participant Checklist – why we need this information:

This is to evidence that our funding is being spent appropriately and reaching and supporting young people who living in or experiencing challenging circumstances in Teesside. In order to do this we are required to provide anonymous statistical data to our funders Youth Music which is in turn reported to the Arts Council England and the Department for Culture Media and Sport. These organisations may publish anonymous statistical reports using this data. Excluding this anonymous statistical data that we share with our funders, we would not share this information with any other party without first seeking your explicit consent to do so and without informing you of the reason for doing so.

By completing our form you agree to this information being shared anonymously with our funders.

Photography and filming consent:

As part of our communications activity Musinc uses photography / film of promotions and events for publicity purposes.

We may also wish to use short films of tutorials as part of our reporting evidence for our funders Youth Music to demonstrate the standard of the work that is being delivered by the tutor and the programme. This in turn could be shared with the media as part of promotional films for Musinc and Youth Music.

Student Agreement:

By participating in the online tuition session the student agrees:

  • To develop and discuss goals with your tutor and aim to achieve these goals in a given time period
  • To demonstrate a good standard of behaviour at all times during sessions
  • To demonstrate a willingness to learn and listen to the instructions given by your tutor
  • To regularly attend sessions and let your tutor know if you are unable to attend
  • To practice at home if you have access to your own instrument.

Parent / Guardian Agreement:

As parent or guardian of the participant you agree to the following:

  • You will ensure that the child in your care is available for the session as agreed with the music tutor
  • You will ensure that your child has access to the required equipment for the session to take place
  • You will be available throughout the session and make regular visual checks on your child to ensure that they are happy to take part.
  • You will ensure that the child in your care is available for the session as agreed with the music tutor
  • You will ensure that your child has access to the required equipment for the session to take place
  • You will be available throughout the session and make regular visual checks on your child to ensure that they are happy to take part.