Coronavirus (Covid 19)

Updated 24 February 2021


Please see below for updated information about plans for continuing your child’s music lessons and activities in response to the latest government guidance and plans for the full reopening of schools from 8th March. 

We will be continuing all tuition online until face-to-face lessons can resume. This has proved to be a very effective learning model for music-making with over 30,000 online lessons provided since April 2020. We are pleased to be able to continue to support your child’s musical journey.  

Instrumental/Vocal Lessons 
We are working closely with schools to reintroduce face-to-face teaching as soon as possible. We are committed to the ongoing support of all learners and as such we will be providing online tuition until face-to-face lessons can resume.  

Lessons will continue online as planned until at least March 8th and your child’s teacher will be in touch with you directly to confirm arrangements for lessons beyond this date. 

We have created a range of resources to support learning online including a video guide to setting up lessons on Zoom and a webinar which gives an introduction to online lessons. These resources can be found here, in our Online Learning playlist.

Further information about online learning including our Safeguarding Policy and Online Lessons Agreement can also be found on our website. 

Virtual Music Centre
Our Virtual Music Centre will continue to offer group music-making activities throughout the spring term, going from strength to strength over the past 2 terms, with over 250 activities taking place each week. New members are welcome to join at any time and you can find out more about our range of VMC activities and apply online here.

We will be in touch soon with more information about the reopening of face-to-face Music Centres.

New Learners
In addition to recommencing lessons for all our existing pupils, we are keen to welcome new learners. New pupils can apply online or find out more about lessons with us here.

What other support is available?
We will continue to issue regular newsletters and to provide information on our websites and via our social media channels, please see links below.

​Keep making music!
At this challenging time we would encourage young musicians to keep making music wherever possible. Making music is a positive activity that can boost well-being. Please keep an eye on our social media channels where we will be posting hints and tips to help keep young musicians motivated and active. #KeepMakingMusic

Keeping in touch
Facebook: eastsussexmusic
Twitter: eastsussexmusic
Instagram: bhmusicandarts
East Sussex Music: or 01273 261540

Please note that our offices are currently closed and so it is best to contact us by email where possible.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
East Sussex Music (ESM) prioritises the health and safety of all staff and pupils. As such, we are closely monitoring the situation and guidance surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and any potential impact it may have on our practices.

​Following guidance from Public Health England and Department for Education, we will continue to update this page with any other relevant communications accordingly. For current Government advice please visit:

​We would encourage you to follow advice on Coronavirus from official sources only.