Coronavirus (Covid 19)

Updated 28 May 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.

Instrumental/Vocal Lessons

We are working closely with schools and face-to-face teaching has been resumed in the majority of schools. 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 in all settings. Your child’s teacher will be in touch with you directly to confirm arrangements for lessons.

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.

Music Centre Re-opening

We are planning to restart face-to-face activities at our at Music Centres in June, with a range of 5-week courses for different ensembles, offering activities for learners of all instruments at all stages of learning.

For more information about Music Centre activities and how to apply please our Music Centres page.


Virtual Music Centre

Our Virtual Music Centre is continuing up to May half term. Following the May half term break, our VMC will continue to offer: Grade V theory, Beginner's theory, Virtual Voices, Jazz and Funk online, Rock and Pop online and Family Strings.

For Music Centre members who are returning to face-to-face activities, your membership will include access to the VMC activities listed above.

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.

Adult Learners ‘Get Started!’

Adults can also get involved through our ‘Get Started!’ programme, with options for individual instrumental lessons online, downloadable courses for ukulele, guitar and drum kit and online masterclasses in music production and song writing.

Find out more 

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: EastSussexMusic 

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.