About music

Music provides the soundtrack of our lives. It is heard everyday on radio and tv, chart music to backing music, adverts to theme songs. Sometimes we are unaware of the subtle influence music has, other times it is the focal point of our being. Crossing all cultures and genres music communicates to us the sense of feeling and time.


Our expert tutors help 15,000 young people in Surrey from Farnham to Oxted, Staines to Haslemere to learn to sing and play all sorts of different musical instruments including violin, piano, guitar, drums, trombone, clarinet and percussion by visiting schools to give one-to-one or small group instrumental lessons. Your child can too! We’re going to be developing the range of instruments on offer too, over time. Contact your school to find out what’s on offer, or contact us if you have any further queries or feedback.

Play and perform

Find out where to play with ensembles in Camberley, Cranleigh, Guildford, Woking, Staines, Reigate and sing with choirs or attend music workshops like Guitar LIVE in Woking and Epsom.


One of the core roles of Surrey Music Hub is to develop a vocal strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available across the County.


Surrey Arts pupils can be entered for grade examinations through Trinity Guildhall or Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). To help with exams Surrey Arts also provide music theory courses.


Surrey Arts have a wide range of orchestral and band instruments available for hire. There is also an Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme a scheme that enables Surrey Arts' pupils to purchase musical instruments free of VAT.


Some useful resources to help students develop their musical skills and knowledge.