Millais School

In Pursuit of Excellence

Music Lessons

West Sussex Music is the largest provider to children and young people of high-quality music education in West Sussex.

Building on its history as the Local Authority’s Music Service, its heritage goes back over 50 years and West Sussex Music maintains these strong links with the County’s Schools and Colleges.

As leaders in high quality music education, West Sussex Music nurtures, inspires and enriches, changing lives through music.

Nearly 180 teachers support over 18,000 children with their music-making across the county’s schools and colleges with an offer that includes group and individual lessons; a low-cost instrument hire scheme; whole-class tuition; musical activities at area-based music centres; bands, orchestras and choirs; vocal projects; world music workshops; rock and pop sessions and teacher training.

West Sussex Music is a not-for-profit independent company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Its musical opportunities for children and young people are funded by income from parents, schools and the National Music Grant, administered by Arts Council England.

Private Music Tutors

Piano – Ms Sue Chan (

Sue is an experienced piano teacher who offers one-to-one tuition for 30 minutes during the school day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lessons are at £15 per lesson. Each term usually has between 11-13 lessons.  Please contact Sue if your child is interested in learning the piano to register your interest.

Piano – Mrs Elisabeth Bennett (

Elisabeth is a private piano teacher at Millais school. She teaches beginners through to Grade 8 pupils and uses the ABRSM exam board. She charges £13 per half hour lesson. Each term usually has 12 lessons. Please contact Elisabeth for more information.

Guitar – Mr Steve Obee (

Steve offers electric and acoustic guitar lessons to all ages and abilities with all styles taught. Lessons last 30 minutes and cost £13 per lesson. The cost of these lessons can be shared with another student at a cost of £9 each.  If your daughter is is interested in learning the guitar, please email Steve to register your interest.


All invoices are payable on a termly basis in advance.