Music through enjoyment

Instrumental lessons and group ensembles.

Music teaching

Fun & enthusiasm

More than ever young musicians need support and encouragement to take up an instrument and reap the social and academic benefits of music making.


Great Opportunities

In partnership with CADENZA Youth Music, it is possible for a school to offer great quality peripatetic instrumental lessons with minimal administration for school and value for parents.

Quality Teaching

Our highly experienced tutors have a great commitment to pass on the gift of music making. We all bring a positive attitude to help children succeed. From one to one or small group lessons in school to our larger orchestral and choral groups, Cadenza is comitted to providing  the highest quality teaching and learning experiences.


Performance is why we do music – we ensure professional quality performance is at its heart. Instrumental pupils have opportunities to perform  at informal ‘performing parents evenings.’ Cadenza groups have performed at venues including Warwick Arts Centre, The National Arboretum, Christ Church Cathedral Oxford and The Royal Albert Hall.

Measured Progress

Whether learning for fun and enjoyment or striving for grade success, CADENZA supports individual students to progress, highlighting areas of strength and next steps for development . Cadenza Instrumental pupils receive lesson-by-lesson updates from your teacher via a personalised secure online dashboard.

Music Happy

Our own Musical Mindset initiative consistently offers praise and motivation. Collecting rewards leads to recognition of the young musician’s efforts, with postcards home and special events for award winners.

In-School Teaching

Small group or Individual lessons

From £3.50  / week in a group of four

Cadenza offers high quality peripatetic instrumental teaching across both primary and secondary from an experienced and reliable team. Cadenza operates a no-hassle, fully managed service as standard – dealing directly with parents to minimise workload for the school.


Extra Curricular Music Groups

Cadenza offer music groups for all – whether you are a Cadenza instrumental student or are learning elsewhere. All of our group sessions are fun and aim to help you get the most out of your instrument or voice and there are no auditions to join. From Fanfare Team to Full Orchestra and chamber music to large Choir – there is something for everyone, whatever stage of learning you are at. See below for more details of individual groups. Register for your free taster session.


Aimed at musicians from year 5 and up with no audition. Cadenza Youth Orchestra plays a wide ranging repertoire from film music to pop and rock to orchestral classics!

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For budding young singers in year 2 and up with no previous experience or auditions necessary. Providing fantastic vocal teaching as well as opportunities for prestigious performances.

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A more advanced group of string players, aimed at those working at grade 6+ to work on chamber arrangements with opportunities for performances further afield.

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 A chance for the brass players to make more noise! With access to specialist instruments and brass teaching ensuring a part of the heritage of brass music keeps hitting the high notes…

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Opportunity for our woodwind players to gain experience in smaller ensemble playing. With fantastic arrangements of music written especially for us.

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Fun, accessible sessions to support Trinity, ABRSM and LCM theory exams. Individually tailored to students from beginner right the way through, or just to broaden your understanding and enjoyment of music

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What People Say

Don’t just take our word for it! Cadenza Youth Music is headed by an award winning team, with Director David Iles receiving a ‘Pride of Coventry & Warwickshire Award’ in recognition of his service to local music education provision.

“Wow. She came out buzzing! Loved it. It’s moments like that which really spur them on and capture their imaginations.”

“My daughter joined the orchestra and is loving playing her flute again.”

“Thank you very much for the orchestra session yesterday!!! Both of my children were very excited after it, which is really amazing!”

“A great day for young musicians.”

“Didn’t get a chance to thank you at the end of today’s session so just wanted to say thank you – both of my children really enjoyed it.”

“Thank you for the opportunity you are giving my child, she really enjoys it.”

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Our Awesome Team

Cadenza Youth Music prides itself on the quality of its fantastic dynamic team of teachers.

David Iles

PGCE BA(hons)

Award winning music educator. Brass specialist

Kirsten Gray

Profesional Violinist

Professional Violinist and Strings Specialist

Helen Garvin


Woodwind Specialist and Singing Teacher

Natalie Tayler

BSc(hons) DipLCM

Singing Teacher and Musical Theatre.

Lizz Kittendorf

PGCE BA(hons)

Singing Teacher and Choreography.

Say Hello

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Join our extra curricular groups with no auditions


Open to all

50% Sibling Discount

Cadenza’s group acitivities are open to all local young musicians and singers. You do not need to be a Cadenza student to join in!


One Activity £ 50 per term Choir OR Orchestra per child.

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£ 80 per term Choir / Orchestra / Small Group

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+ Chamber Choir £ 25 per term In addition to choir by inivitation.

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+ Theory £ 25 per term Or £7.50 a session for non orchestral members.

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