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About Our School

Since opening its doors to teaching private lessons in 2006 the Hickies Music School and its passionate, dedicated team of teachers have taught hundreds of students over the years how to play a wide variety of musical instruments, such as: Guitar, Piano, Bass, Ukulele, Saxophone & Violin.

We are located in the Heart of Reading (Friar Street) which is easily accessible via Reading Train station. Due to the experience of our tutors students of all ages and abilities are welcome, from absolute beginners to seasoned musicians. All teaching rooms are furnished with instruments and equipment for student use.

Where are we?

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Lessons & Bookings

Lessons are paid in advanced in groups of four at £16 per ½ an hour. New students have the opportunity to try a free trial lesson. If you would like to ask us any questions or you want to book your free trial lesson, simply phone 0118 957 5771 or email admin@hickies.co.uk. You may also find it helpful to read the terms and conditions for our music school.

Key Points

No Contract

Lessons are booked in groups of four, such that, as long as you keep attending your lessons you can keep your weekly slot. However if you decide you no longer need lessons, you can just contact us and finish when it suites you.

Lessons Run All Year

Because our music school is both for adults and children, our music school is available all year around, including major school holidays.

Ruth Cumiskey

Flute, Clarinet & Saxophone Teacher

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Jamie Cadden

Piano & Music Theory Teacher

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Mark Putka

Piano, Keyboard & Music Theory Teacher

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Suzanne Penrose

Violin & Piano Teacher

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Melanie Le Breuilly

Violin Teacher

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Angus Parkin

Guitar & Ukulele Teacher

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Russell Clements

Guitar, Bass & Ukulele Teacher

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David Herries

Guitar & Ukulele Teacher

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Ed Wells

Guitar Teacher

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Common Questions

Q: What happens if I need to cancel a lesson?

A: Lessons that are cancelled within 24hrs of the time scheduled are carried forward without charge; students are only liable for payment of lessons if cancelled sooner than the 24hr window.

Q: Are group lessons an option?

A: yes they are, so whether you would like music lessons either as a family or as a group of friends options are available.

Q: Is parking available?

A: No, Due to the schools ideal city centre location parking on site is not available, however both the Queens Road and Oracle parking facilities are within a short walking distance.

Q: When is the music school open?

A: Our lessons run from 9:30am until late, 7 days a week.

Q: My work hour’s change frequently, do I have to have a lesson at the same time every week?

A: Not at all, we completely understand that some students work different hour’s week in week out, we are happy to offer lessons on an ad hoc basis.

Q: Are there toilet facilities on site?

A: Yes