That's much cheaper than round here. School lessons are provided by the County Music Service and the cost is roughly the same as private lessons. GCSE music students get a free shared lesson only mine didn't because the teacher couldn't fit them in! The peri teaching was never very satisfactory, both because some of the teachers were terrible and also because the lessons were too short and disrupted thier normal lessons, which some teachers didn't like. Communication between teachers and home was difficult. So we gace up on school lessons as we could do much better privately for the same money. I don't really see why the school should subsidise lessons unless they also subsidise dancing lessons, martial arts and so on and so on, though I am a passionate advocate of learning to play an instrument.