Music First (7-11 years)

Music First student

Music First runs on Saturdays and provides a stepping stone for children aged 7-11 who have started their musical education and want to develop their skills quickly.

The central feature of the course is specialist one-to-one instrumental tuition. Please note that we are unable to offer voice tuition through the Music First course. Your tutor will devise a bespoke scheme of work including technical exercises and pieces designed to develop an effective basic technique as well as musical awareness. We can also arrange lessons on an additional instrument.

The curriculum also includes theory classes, which provide a progressive course of music theory and notation, offering students the opportunity to enter for ABRSM theory examinations each summer term. Supporting classes cover aural training and provide opportunities for the children to perform to their peers.

Weekly choir rehearsals culminate in termly performances or open rehearsals for family and friends.

All children benefit from the highest quality tuition and support from our specialist staff.

How to Apply

The course is aimed at children who have reached a level of playing equivalent to ABRSM grades one to five.

Entry to the Music First programme is by audition and there is an audition fee of £15

Download audition requirements

Download an application form.

Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries

The Music First course fee from September 2017 is £446 per term (10 weeks), which includes your weekly 30-minute one-to-one lesson and all supporting classes (approximately two hours per week in total).

The fee for weekly one-to-one lessons on an additional instrument is £249 per term (from September 2017)

Bursary assistance may be available in exceptional circumstances for those students who show potential to progress to the Advanced Course.

Download the Financial Regulations for the Junior Conservatoire.