The benefits of learning with Learn@home Music Studio
Lessons are taught in a well equipped studio room featuring excellent acoustics, modern technology and a range of resources, located close to Merry Hill Shopping Centre and Russells Hall Hospital.
Learning music takes commitment and you are required to have a weekly or fortnightly lesson slot available between 9am-9pm, 6 days a week. Lessons fees start from £12.00 and payment can be made at the start of each lesson or monthly with cash, card or contactless. There are pre-bookable flexible lesson slots reserved on weekends to book extra sessions around exam/performance time or if you can't make your lesson slot during the week. If you wish to book a theory and practical lesson each week, this is offered at a discounted rate.
During the fun annual recital concert, certificates and the Player of the Year award is presented.
Our secure parent and student portal makes sure you can track you/your child's progress and practice log, book or cancel lessons and clubs online, contact the tutor and much more. Please use the contact us page to find out more about current fees.
Lessons are currently offered in keyboard, piano, brass, woodwind and theory of music. 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. Lessons for the very young centre around rhythm and pitch and all lessons are tailored to meet the needs and aspirations of the learner.
Your tutor will hold qualified teacher status, a current DBS certificate, safeguard training certificate for both children and vulnerable adults and be an accomplished musician of at least grade 8 standard in their main instrument with plenty of performing experience in a wide range of bands, orchestras and ensembles and as a soloist.
50% off Introductory lesson
The aim of your introductory lesson is to cover all the basic contractual and instrumental information in order to get you started.
Tuition can only be agreed once the contract has been agreed and signed by both parties. During this reduced fee session, 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 maintainance 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. It is the responsibility of the student to provide all accessories and music required for lessons at their own cost and therefore we will also discuss this during the session.
New for 2019 are our music clubs. These are not formal teaching sessions but a chance for you come along and improve your theory of music and composition skills with a tutor on hand for advice. Each session costs £3 per person and you will need to sign into the portal to book. Please use the Contact Us page to send us a message and we will give you further details.
Theory club (Grades 1-5 only) runs from 6-7pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
Composition club runs from 6-7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Also, look out for special events advertised on this website throughout the year which in the past have included an introduction to music theory, performance techniques, GCSE / A level music revision sessions and music technology.
Examination and performance experiences
Students are encouraged to sit examinations but it is not essential. For students hoping to go university, one advantage is that some examinations carry UCAS points. The tutor will discuss examination requirements and the most suitable examination sitting with the student. For all examinations, it is the responsibility of the student to find an accompanist if required and to meet all examination fees/associated costs.
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 of Great Britian; as well as other local bands, orchestras and ensemble groups for all ages.
Over the years, students have entered annual music festivals, with Dudley Music Festival being an obvious favourite (held in March), and have been very successful in taking home medals and trophies. Each year we also entertain with an hour of Christmas carols at one of the local care homes.
The tutor is able to develop the student's music skills so that they are confident about playing in a wide range of music genres, technical skills such as scales, aural tests for examinations, basic music theory, improvisation skills as well as aspects of music technology and recording.