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Music in Schools Programme

Our Music in Schools Cambridge (bus) Programme, provides small group music lessons, in our purpose-built bus, or in a spare classroom or school space at your school. 

Group lessons are provided during school hours, at select schools in Cambridge, as well as outside the Cambridge area. This allows for children who may not have the opportunity otherwise, due to travel and distance, to access music lessons during the week.

We provide all the instruments and equipment, the teachers, the music curriculum and we handle all of the payment and administration.

Our goal is to make lessons engaging, fun, and easily accessible for all students.

Music In Schools lessons we offer


Offered in every school except Matamata Primary School


Offered in every school except Cambridge East School


Offered in every school except Matamata Primary School

Bass Guitar

Offered in every school

Electric Guitar

Offered in every school


Offered in every school


Offered in every school

Ignite The Beatz

For Year 1 and 2 students only.

Students will learn to play the basics on drums, percussion, keyboard and ukulele.

Register now for Music in Schools Cambridge & Waikato classes

Please note which day the Ignite Music Bus comes to your school:


Concert Day


Te Pahu School

South City Christian School
St. Peters Catholic


Te Waotu School


Roto-o-Rangi School

Hora Hora School


Leamington School

Cambridge East School

Waikato Montessori Education Centre


What is our Music-in-School programme?

We provide students with a range of music classes to choose from, at their own school, during the school day.

Each class is 30 mins long and is taught by one of our experienced music tutors.

When and where are the music lessons held?

Music lessons are held at your school*, in our purpose-built music bus, or in a spare classroom or workspace, during school hours.

Your school has the option of deciding which days and times best suit your school and class timetable. 

* Group lessons are provided during school hours, at select schools outside of the immediate Cambridge area. This allows for children who may not have the opportunity otherwise, due to travel and distance, to access music lessons during the week.

Is this a curriculum based programme?

Enter your content...Yes, our music programme follows a set curriculum every week. Students work through our carefully constructed music and homework workbooks, and are awarded certificates as they progress through the different levels. Bonus rewards can be earned through the year for awesome prizes!

These music books are provided in class and are $28 each. As each book becomes available, students will be required to purchase the relevant instrument book for music lessons.

Are there opportunities to perform?

Yes definitely! 

We will provide students with performance opportunities, at the end of the term, to showcase what they have learnt, to friends and family.

What is the cost?

Music-in-Schools Lesson Fees (by the term)
Costs stated are based on a standard 10 week school term, but will be adjusted each term based on the number of weeks classes are scheduled. Invoices are sent by the term, you can choose to pay in full or we do offer payment plan options of either 2 or 4 instalments through Ezidebit.

10 week term lesson costs
$185 per student
$155 sibling discount (for a sibling attending the same school, also taking lessons.)
$155 per student taking 2 or more classes.

Music Books
$28 per instrument

Homework books
$28 per year

Admin Fee
There is a per term admin fee of $10 per student.

What equipment do students need?

We will provide all equipment and instruments for each child to use during their lesson. However, if students have their own instrument, they are more than welcome to bring it along. We do recommend  students have access to an instrument at home for practice. 

Instruments can also be purchased through our online shop using the button below.  We also offer instruments for hire. We now have a used instrument group page on our Ignite Arts Facebook page where people can donate or sell their pre-loved instruments to our Music in School and Ignite studio families.  

Some more details for parents/caregivers

  • Lessons run to the standard school term. Usually 10 weeks per term  

  • Enrollment in lessons automatically rolls over from term to term, unless we have been notified otherwise

  • Lessons are billed by the term and fees are due in full upfront, or payments can be arranged by direct debit through our payment platform called Ezidebit.

  • A late payment fee may apply for any unpaid account balance.

Terms & Conditions

This is a link to our document outlining full terms and conditions for our Music in Schools Cambridge Programme for 2024. Please read over this carefully. If you do have any questions, feel free to contact us on our email address: we look forward to helping you.

Buy or hire our instruments

If you would like to buy instruments or accessories for lessons, you can visit our shop with the button below. Or if you would prefer to hire/rent instruments, this is a great option when starting out. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Information for Schools

FREE concert for your school!


Book our ignite show-team to perform a FREE concert at your school.
Concerts are educational, fun and interactive. 

Contact Becky, our Music In Schools administrator (details below) using the email form for dates and times that we are in your local area.

I'm from a school, I would like to know more. What do I do now?

If you are a school, and are interested in finding out how we can provide lessons at your school, contact us directly for more information.

Email us on 
or use the form here...

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