Groups lessons are perfect for First-time musicians. Students will learn the basics of their instrument alongside others.
Suitable for Beginner students who are learning the basics, who would prefer to learn in a one-on-one environment.
Suitable for Intermediate level students or those who are taking their first graded examinations.
Suitable for Skilled students, Grade 5-8.
Suitable for Advanced students, Grade 7 and above.
Conductor: Mark Hodgkingson
All students who have been taking lessons for a year are expected to join the Academy Orchestra.
Tutor: Naomi Harmer
All Cellists are encouraged to participate in the Cello ensemble. Lessons are often organised so that players can conveniently attend rehearsals.
Tutor: Jeremy Brownbrooke
The Celtic Strings is an option for all string players (but not limited to) who have been learning for one year. The Celtic style encompasses folk tunes from Ireland, Scotland and other Celtic regions. The repertoire consists of a number of lively dance tunes and is very varied.
Tutor: Charlie Neeson
All vocal students are expected to participate in the choir. Instrumental students are also invited to sing in the choir. The choir repertoire is vast, covering both traditional and modern genres including musical theatre.
Tutor: Reina Dornan
Day: Wednesday (fortnightly)
The Wind Ensemble is compulsory for all wind players who have been learning for at least one year and who would enjoy playing in a woodwind specific group.
Tutor: David Smith
Guitar Group is an option for guitar students who would like to play in a group environment.
Tutor: Petra van der Velden
An introduction to Music Theory run in Term 2 and 3 only.
It is expected that those students who play in the smaller ensembles on offer, also play in the Academy Orchestra.