FAQs

Qn: Where is Kampala Music School (KMS) Located?

Ans: Kampala Music School is located at Plot 18 Kitante Close, Off Yusuf Lule Road;

 Qn: Could you please send me directions?

From Mulago roundabout towards Garden city at the Humura signpost take the left turn and follow the road to the school. Also you can locate us on Google maps at https://www.google.com/maps/dir/”/kampala+music+school/@0.3272435,32.4998867,13z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x177dbb0bcb9bc963:0x9ba20ff9650b3cd8!2m2!1d32.5794545!2d0.3347109

 Qn: How can I join KMS?

You are required to fill a registration form that you can get from the front desk at a fee of UGX. 20,000=. The best place to get it is to come to the school, find out about all the various classes we have and the schedules then register with all at hand.

More information is available on www.kampalamusicschool.com or you can send all your enquiries to admin@kampalamusicschool.com

 Qn: How long does the course take?

Ans: We have many courses and this depends on your agenda, goals and effort.

Our schedule is tailored really for lessons once a week, so I wouldn’t worry about being a full time student at this point. You can join now and pay for the lessons you will take.

The more effort you put in to practice, the faster you progress in your instrument.

 Qn: Can a person pay in installments?

Ans: Yes

 Qn: What does a student achieve after the course?

Ans: A student achieves lifelong skills in Music.

A student gets a certificate to prove that he has acquired the training after sitting for ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music) Exams for which the teacher advises when ready.

 Qn: Can KMS send the teachers at home?

Ans: Yes, if the client provides transport for the commuting teacher. We encourage the student to come to the school because it is a conducive environment for learning.

Qn: Does it cost the same when teachers find the children at home as when the children are brought to school?

Ans: No, but the price is dependent on your location.

 Qn: Can I have more than one lesson a week?

Ans: Yes; you can have lessons more than once a week up to 3 lessons as you will be required to dedicate the other days to practice.

 Qn: Why should we come only once a week?

Ans: Coming to school once a week helps because it gives the student ample time to practice.

 Qn: 30/45/60 minutes once a week seems very little time can a person progress

Ans: It is enough time and yes a person progresses as long as they have the interest to learn and attain the skill and practice. The student will be required to use most of the week learning and perfecting the skill as taught in class.

 Qn: What difference is there between this course and the MDD?

Ans: MDD is a combination of Music, Dance and Drama whereas KMS specializes in Music with emphasis on classical music and Jazz.

Qn: Is it possible to do all the instruments at the same time?

Ans: No, not if one is a beginner at all of them, these instruments need concentration and time.

 Qn: What can a starting student achieve after one term?

Ans: He achieves the foundation of basic technique for the instrument.

 Qn: How can I arrange for private lessons?

Ans: All our lessons are one-on-one with a teacher which makes it easy to arrange for private lessons.

 Qn: What ages do you take on?

Ans: We take on all ages from 3 years, even the old.

 Qn: What do you do for the 3 year olds?

Ans: The 3-5 year olds have their programme called the Children’s Programme every Saturday from 10:00am – 10:45am.

They learn different aspects of music like rhythm games, clapping beats, singing, and simple instrumentation like drums. They don’t do any instruments as they are still young but this class helps builds into the instrument class.

Qn: What instruments are taught?

Ans: We have a wide range of instruments grouped under departments as

  • Keyboard: Piano, Organ
  • Woodwind: Recorder, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
  • Strings: Violin, Double bass, Cello, Viola, Guitar
  • Brass: Trumpet, Euphonium, Trombone
  • Percussion: Drums
  • Voice
  • Theory

 Qn: Can an old person learn?

Ans: Yes, an old person can learn music

 Qn: Do you have drums?

Ans: Yes, we do have drums

 Qn: Do you do music production?

Ans: We do not do music production but teach music and how to play musical instruments.

 Qn: Do we get student’s IDs?

Ans: We do not give out IDs to students as this is not a short time school

 Qn: What are the requirements to start taking lessons?

Ans: To start taking lessons, one pays a one off fee of 20,000/= for registration and fill in a provided registration form.

Our lessons are mostly one on one, once a week and the rates

Termly, then the rates are 290,000 for 30 minute lessons, 380,000/= for 45 minute lessons and 480,000/= for 60 minute lesson. A term runs for 13 weeks with a week half term holiday, for a total of 12 lessons per term. You can however start at any point in the term.

For each lesson, a 30 minute lesson is 27,000/=, a 45 min lesson is 37,000/= and 46,000 for an hour’s lesson.

These fees are irrespective of whatever instrument you take on, and should you do two instruments say, you would double the fees.

 Qn: What are the rates when I am taking a few lessons?

ANS: You are required to fill a registration form and a fee of 20,000/= for one student and 5,000/= for any additional student.

Our lessons are

1-3 lessons      4-5 lessons      6-11 lessons    more than 12

30 min                    27,000/=@      25,000/=@      24,333/=@      24,167/=@

45 min                    37,000/=@      34,250/=@      33,167/=@      31,667/=@

60 min                    46,000/=@      42,500/=@      41,333/=@      40,000/=@

Hiring a practice room is 2,000/= for a KMS student and 3,000/= for a non-KMS student.

Qn: How do we get details on upcoming events or programmes?

 Ans: We have quite a number of options: