The benefits of learning with Learn@home Music Studio
Lessons are taught in a well equipped room featuring modern technology and a range of resources. Located close to Merry Hill Shopping Centre and Russell's Hall Hospital with parking opposite.
There is a sitting area for parents/guardians that wish to stay during the student's lesson.
The aim of your introductory lesson is to cover all the basic contractual and instrumental information in order to get you started.
During this session of up to an hour, we will chat about any prior musical experience you may have, your preferred learning styles and what you would like to get out of the lessons in the long term. If you have never played the instrument before we cover basic maintenance to ensure the instrument is looked after in the correct way, talk about how to make a sound and ways to hold/play the instrument as well as discussing favourite music genres.
Fun and rewarding
At Christmas, the fun awards are given out and during the annual recital concert, certificates and the Player of the Year award is presented. There are other challenges throughout the year and plenty of stickers and games incorporated into lessons.
For younger students, there is an opportunity to consider auditioning for a variety of national bands and orchestras such as the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britian and the National Youth Orchestra; as well as other local bands, orchestras and ensemble groups for all ages.
Your teacher will hold qualified teacher status, an enhanced DBS certificate and trained in safeguarding for both children and vulnerable adults. They will be an accomplished musician of at least grade 8 standard in their main instrument. They will also have plenty of performing experience.
Your teacher is able to develop a student's music skills so that they are confident about playing a wide range of music genres, technical skills such as scales, aural tests, basic music theory, improvisation skills as well as aspects of music technology and recording.
Learning music is fun but it also takes commitment so you are required to have a weekly or fortnightly lesson slot. Instrumental lessons take place over 39 weeks of the year. There is time dedicated to music theory during each lesson at no extra cost and holidays are broadly inline with local school holidays. More details are provided on the music agreement form. Students will need to own/rent their own instrument and bring it along to the lesson, except for piano and electronic keyboards which are provided. Practice is really important and students will be expected to practice regularly and log it on their practice log. We offer various options to suit the learning style and experience of the student. The studio is stocked with plenty of games and resources to enhance music learning as well as mini courses for the very young. Please contact us to discuss options if your child is aged 5 and under or if the child/adult has special educational/medical needs.
Our secure parent and student portal makes sure you can track you/your child's progress with the practice log, book or cancel lessons and clubs online, contact the tutor and much more.
The student pages of this website ensure the learning can continue at home with plenty of resources and helpful information.
Our prices are for 39 lessons per year paid over 11 months with a maximum of 3 make-up credits. Students are given a new student pack when you make the first monthly payment. For more information, contact us or book an introductory lesson of up to an hour.
PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID-19, FEES ARE BEING REVIEWED
Performer = Grades 1-6 Champion = Grade 7+ Online options coming soon
100% practical pass rate
The benefits of working towards a goal and developing skills in a progressive way is vital to becoming a well-rounded musician. Therefore, all students will be expected to work towards an examination but they may decide not to sit the examination before moving onto the next.
All exam boards are regulated to maintain equal standards, however, the content of the exams and repertoire varies. Higher grade passes come with UCAS points for those wishing to enter University level courses and Grade 5 theory is a pre-requisite for higher grades with some exam board.
These are the options available to Learn@home Students. Please note that not all grades are available on every instrument. Please contact us for more information.
You never stop learning music and so why stop at grade 8? Once you have passed grade 8 you can take a performance-only diploma (ARSM) or advance through music performance and teaching diplomas such as the DipABRSM/DipLCM/ALCM, ALCM, LRSM/LLCM, FRSM/FLCM. These are equivalent to QCF levels 4 (1yr undergraduate) to level 7 (Masters level).