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 an application
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
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
Download the Financial Regulations
for the Junior Conservatoire.