Click on a link below for information on the various tuition options the academy can offer.
All students are also involved in our regular programme of Projects and Events.
(Beginner – Advanced)
The Jersey Academy of Music’s instrumental tuition is based on one-to-one weekly lessons. Our expert Teaching Faculty offer tuition in strings, brass, flute, saxophone, percussion, and piano, and the length of lesson is either 20, 30, 40, or 50 minutes depending on age and level. Alongside the instrumental tuition we encourage all students to join our Musicianship Team either immediately before or immediately after their lesson to focus on theory and aural skills development. Each term there are various performing opportunities, and our regular programme of Projects and Events will provide inspiration throughout the year.
(from school year 3 upwards)
Led by various teachers supported by Student Teacher Assistants, our Musicianship Team operates every day. All students are encouraged to attend a 30mins session with the team either immediately before or immediately after their instrumental lesson, which focusses on theory and aural skills. Development in these areas is crucial to enable fluent progress on the instrument. This class will lead up to Grade 5 Theory, a compulsory examination for all students, at which point students then have the option of continuing with classes in Grade 6 and 7 theory, and one-to-one tuition for Grade 8 theory.
(30mins or 40mins)
We offer intensive one-to-one Theory tuition, which can be packaged together to an agreed number of lessons to lead towards the ABRSM Theory Examination. This is open to all, and is most popular for those students who need to take Grade 5 Theory in the space of a term in order to progress on to their Grade 6 Practical examination on their instrument.
Grade 6, 7 and 8 Theory
A weekly 50min group class to lead towards ABRSM Examinations in Grade 6, 7, and 8 Theory. These higher level theory grades are a very useful support for GCSE and A-Level music at school, as they cover the foundations of harmony (including figured-bass and part-writing) alongside melodic composition and musical analysis.
MOTHERS AND TODDLERS
Children two and above with a trusted adult present – dads or carers welcome!
Younger siblings welcome.
A gentle introduction to music-making with parental reassurance. We will sing, move to music, try playing different percussion instruments. Children will meet Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear, who will help them to identify basic musical concepts such as high/low and loud/quiet. We develop a sense of rhythm and pitch through musical movement activities involving gross and fine motor skills, and learn songs including nursery rhymes and songs from the Music for Little Mozarts programme.
KEY-STAGE ONE MUSIC GROUPS
Year One/Year Two
These group classes are not instrument-specific, but give all children a grounding in the basics of melody, rhythm and notation. The classes are great fun and explore music through a wide variety of games and exercises. An excellent grounding before moving on to instrumental tuition.
Suzuki Violin Department
(Beginner level onwards)
Led by Suzuki violin specialist Vanessa Moore, the Suzuki department is open to children from 4 years of age. Weekly tuition varies between one-to-one lessons and group classes alongside all the other young violinists. Parents are encouraged to join in with the learning and tuition, and families become members of the British Suzuki Institute to enhance the tuition and understanding of this renowned methodology.
Principal or Second Study additional tuition time
For those who wish to extend the length of their Principal or Second Study lessons, additional tuition time can be added on. This system operates in segments of 10 mins, and additional tuition fees will apply.
Optional Second Study
For students who wish to receive tuition in more than one instrument. A weekly one-to-one lesson with an instrumental specialist. Class length and Tuition Fees vary depending age and level.