• Piano (modern/Classical/ A.M.E.B exams)
  • Flute (to Grade 4 A.M.E.B.)
  • Theory, Musicianship and Music Craft (A.M.E.B. exams)

Why learn an instrument?

It is generally now recognised that children benefit emotionally, mentally and physically from learning an instrument. Self-esteem, discipline, self-regulation, concentration and co-ordination may all benefit. In particular, learning an instrument has been linked to better rain function, problem-solving, spatial awareness, verbal memory, physical co-ordination and general cognitive development. Aside from this, there is the importance of having a medium (music) through which to express ideas and emotions.

Students of all ages

  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults

Children may start as young as 5 years of age, provided they can concentrate and respond to instructions. However, the ‘optimal’ age to commence lessons is around 7 years of age, as a child has by then developed literacy and numeracy skills and is generally more accustomed to taking instructions. Progress at this age will usually be more rapid.