Term dates

Lessons and events are organised into three terms each year.
Each term is either 11 or 12 lessons long. 


This term

Summer term 2019

12 lessons (11 for Monday students)
Tuesday 23rd April - Monday 22nd July 2019

- No make-up week this term (lessons cancelled by us will be refunded)
- No lessons on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May
- No lessons during half term: Monday 27th May to Sunday 2nd June.

• For those with fortnightly lessons: the term begins with week A. Check lesson dates.

• Deadline for giving us notice to stop lessons, or to change lesson day, time or duration: Saturday 22nd June.

Other key dates this term: 

  • Exam entry closing date
    Friday 26th April
    Last date to decide with your tutor if you wish to enter an exam.

  • Performance Workshop for adults
    Thursday 1st August, for pianists. Enrol.

  • Soloists concert
    Saturday 20th July, at Charlton House.
    11:30am children, 12:45pm adults
    For GMS individual tuition students who have been learning for at least 6 months, or who have performed in the Launchpad concert. Limited spaces: first-come, first served.
    Closing date for booking:
    Paper entries - Wednesday 10th July
    Online entries - Saturday 13th July

  • Launchpad concert
    No concert this term. (Normally at Vanbrugh Studio.)
    First performance opportunity for students aged 5-10

  • Ensembles concert
    Monday 15th July*, 5pm*, Charlton House.
    For all students in groups for children & young people
    Family and friends welcome free, donations welcomed.
    *Updated as of 2/7/19

    See more about these concerts below. 


Next term

Autumn term 2019

12 lessons
Monday 9th September - Sunday 8th December

- Plus make-up week: Monday 9th December - Sunday 15th December
- No lessons during half term: Monday 21st October - Sunday 27th October.

• For those with fortnightly lessons: the term begins with week A. Check lesson dates.


Make-up week

What is make-up week?

The make-up week is at the end of term and may be used by the tutor to give a lesson that they have postponed from earlier in the term. Make-up week is a scheduled teaching week, so please ensure you can be available for a lesson at your usual time.



Performance opportunities: which concert is for me? 

Performing is an inspiring, energising, integral part of learning music! Each term we hold the following concerts for adult and child students of Greenwich Music School:

Thank you for the lovely concert on Wednesday. Liri really enjoyed performing and it was great to watch her and the the other students.
— Kim (parent)
I really enjoyed last week, first time I’d ever played in front of anyone.
— Rachel (adult)
Thank you very much for organizing such a successful concert for the little ones! Everyone there has enjoyed it!
— Yuejiao (parent)
A great opportunity for my daughter and helped build her confidence in performing. It was also a pleasure to listen to the other children who are really very talented, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy the evening so much!
— (Parent)
  • Soloists concerts are for all child and adult students learning an instrument or voice at Greenwich Music School.

  • Launchpad concerts are a less formal performance opportunity for students aged up to 10 who are new to performing. It includes a group warm-up with a GMS tutor.

  • Ensembles concerts are for students in group courses such as the orchestras, musicianship class, theory & composition class, and choir.