Established in 1994, we are a fun and friendly music school for children from the 22nd week of pregnancy to upper primary school age with classes at The Harlington in Fleet, Hampshire and the United Reformed Church in Farnham. Passionate about children and music, we are solidly rooted in the Kodàly approach to bring you the best teaching practices from around the world.
Welcome to the Len Tyler Music School -
where music really is for life!
Our goal is to inspire in children a love for music that lasts a lifetime so that they reap the many benefits of music in all areas of life.
You will love our classes – wanting to see that spark of fascination, enjoyment and curiosity in your child’s eyes is what drives our ongoing quest for the best songs, games and activities.
During my 27 years of service in military music I held a number of teaching appointments from being the main music theory teacher and lower brass teacher working with 16-18 year olds to being the director of one of the army's main music schools. The concept of passing on musical knowledge to others is something for which I have always had a passion so it was quite natural that I would continue when I entered civilian life in 1994.
My love of children and my desire to make a significant difference drove me to set up special music classes for the very young. Initially for children from 21 months old I very quickly learned that so much more could be done from an even younger age, and even from pre-birth. The music school founded 25 years ago has developed hugely thanks to the work and dedication of all the teachers that have contributed over the years, resulting in an organisation that delivers excellence. Classes that are such good fun but that also have real depth to the learning so that knowledge and skills gained are not superficial. The work that is done promoting the Kodàly approach to music teaching and learning is of such importance that I now dedicate some of my time to passing this on to others. The videos on our Facebook page are used for teacher training (for free) across the UK and in a number of countries. In addition to the teacher training have undertaken across the UK I have been able to take this approach abroad to such places as Kenya, Uganda and Malta with plans for me to visit India soon to continue to pass on the message. I am grateful to all the teachers and parents that have supported the Len Tyler Music School and enabled us to give the gift and love of music to so many children along with all the benefits it brings.
I am delighted when I bump into a young adult that has done so well following the start that we were able to give them some years ago. People like Joshua, a shy boy who didn't want to come into class without his mum despite being almost six years old. Now over 6 ft tall he has a first class degree in music and plays regularly. People like Amy who started with us as a baby and ended up doing work experience with us. She has just let us know that she has graduated with a first class degree in community music and is about to embark on a career teaching in the north of England.