• At HCM Music College, we believe that students from all walks of life should be able to study music with us, so we offer music lessons and music diplomas which are not only amazing, but easy on the pocket too.

    HCM music diplomas are free for those aged 16 to 18, so investing in your music career makes complete sense from every angle.

    Below you’ll find information about our music diploma fees, music lesson costs, and student discounts too.


    HCM Fees & funding

    • Our music diploma courses are fully funded via the UK government for UK and EU students aged 16 to 18 years old. For students aged 19-23, a diploma course may be fully funded depending on previous qualifications gained. Please ask us for further details.
    • For fee-paying students up to 23 years of age, the cost of a music diploma course is £4,850.00 per year.
    • Funding and course costs for international students are dealt with on an individual basis.
    • For bursary information, including help towards travel costs to college and financial support awarded on the basis of need, please contact our education partner Milton Keynes College’s Student Services.

    Enrolment age is based on the student’s age as of 31 August of the year they wish to enrol.



    • Group music lessons are £13 per student per lesson (charged by term) for a 45 minute session in groups of up to six students.
    • Paired music lessons consisting of one teacher and two students are £13 per student per lesson for a 30 minute session.
    • One-on-one music lessons are £19.50 for a 30 minute session or £39 for a one hour session.



    • School instrument lessons are £11 per student per class (charged by term) for a 30 minute session in groups of up to three students.



    From September 2018, any full-time HCM music student aged 18+ and living in London during term time may be eligible for a Transport For London (TFL) 18+ Student Oyster photocard. This gives the cardholder 30% off the price of adult-rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets. You can apply for your photocard once you’ve enrolled at HCM Music College and further information can be found on the TFL website.