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Junior Department fees & bursaries

Junior Department trumpeters enjoying a rehearsal
Fees for the 2018-19 academic year are as stated below. Please note that it is our intention that students who are successful at audition should not be unreasonably prevented from coming to RCMJD through financial hardship. Those needing support may apply for a bursary from RCMJD.

Fees for 2018-19

Fees are set for each academic year and are subject to increase as required. Unless otherwise explicitly agreed or arranged with the Head of Junior Programmes in advance, students are expected to take part in all elements of the core curriculum. Each academic year has 30 teaching weeks, usually divided into three equal terms of 10 weeks each.

Core curriculum: £1,366 per term

  • First study (45 minutes per week)
  • Musicianship studies (1 hour per week)
  • Choral training (1 hour per week)
  • Orchestra (between 1 and 2 hours per week)
  • Ensemble (1 hour per week)

Additional individual study supplement: £336 per term

  • Additional individual study lesson (30 minutes per week)

Individual study extension: £168 per term

  • Extra 15 minutes per week individual tuition (where agreed by teacher and parent and at the discretion of the Head of Junior Programmes)

Mini-bass course: £538 per term

  • Individual mini-bass lesson (30 minutes per week)
  • Mini-bass group (1 hour per week)
  • Choral training (1 hour per week)
  • Orchestra (up to 1 hour and 15 mins) for more advanced students where agreed by teacher and parent and at the discretion of the Head of Junior Programmes.

At the start of the mini-bass course fully insured instruments up to quarter-size are provided free of charge by the RCMJD. As a student progresses there is a possibility that they may outgrow the instruments in our collection and require one of a size and/or level that we cannot provide. We regret that we cannot cover the hire cost of mini-basses in these circumstances.