We offer tuition on a wide range of instruments:
Strings – Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
Woodwind – Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Recorder, Oboe and Bassoon
Brass – Trumpet, Cornet, French Horn, Tenor Horn, Euphonium, Trombone/Pbone and Tuba
Guitar – Electric, Acoustic, Bass and Ukulele
How often are lessons given and are the children taught in groups?
Students receive a music lesson each week during term time. Lessons can be 20 or 30-minute long depending on the agreement with parents.
Typically, primary and middle school students receive a 20-minute lesson and GCSE and A-Level students receive a 30-minute lesson. We aim to deliver 30 – 32 lessons per academic year.
Depending on instrument, the primary school children are taught in pairs. The children are paired depending on instrument and ability and are reviewed every five lessons to ensure that they are receiving the appropriate tuition.
Lessons are rotated weekly to avoid students missing the same classroom lesson every week.
Will my child be able to take exams?
Yes, Music Academy for Schools encourage students to work towards and take music exams, however, they are not essential if the student prefers not to. Our teachers work to the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and Music Teachers Board (MTB) syllabuses and believe that music exams are a great way of gaining a sense of achievement. Guitarists and drummers work to the Rock School and London College of Music (LCM) syllabus.
Will there be any student bands or orchestras available for my children to join?
A variety of musical ensembles run by our music tutors are available and students are encouraged to join them. These include: Wind Band, Brass Band, Swing Band, Music Theatre Group and a range of smaller ensembles. Being part of a group provides a lot of fun as well as performing experience.
Are the teachers specialised in the instrument they are teaching?
Yes, Music Academy for Schools believe that to teach an instrument you must be able to play it! A short biography of our teachers can be found in the teachers area of this website.
Please note this information is a guide only, Music Academy for Schools liaise with each individual school in order to deliver the best education.