The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is situated in the
heart of Cardiff, close to Cardiff Castle. It is a College of
higher education (a stage of learning following secondary
education) dedicated to providing degree-level training in music,
creative music technology, stage management, drama, theatre design
and arts management.
The College is the only conservatoire (a specialist music and/or
drama college) in Wales and one of only nine music conservatoires
in the United Kingdom.
There are two buildings on the College campus, the Raymond
Edwards Building (REB) and the Anthony Hopkins Centre (AHC). Both
buildings offer teaching and performance facilities of a high
professional standard. In 2011, the REB was significantly enhanced
by the addition of the Dora Stoutzker concert hall and the Richard
The Junior Conservatoire was established (as Junior Music and
Access Studies) in 1996 and now provides courses for over 300
students of all ages. At its centre is the Advanced course which
provides advanced training to talented and committed young
musicians from Wales and the West of England.
The Junior Conservatoire is one eight in the UK. The others are
in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. Although activities
place a strong emphasis on the development of performance skills,
the curriculum includes a full range of supporting classes.
In addition to the Advanced course,
the Junior Conservatoire provides two courses for children of
primary school age: Mini-Music for 4-8
year olds and Music First for 7-11 year
olds. And our Community Programme
provides instrument/voice lessons for people of all ages.
Management and Administration
Junior Conservatoire courses are run by the Head, Patricia Keir
and an administrative team including Caroline Alford and Bryony
A team of approximately 100 part-time tutors deliver the Junior
Conservatoire lessons and classes.
Parents/carers are encouraged to contact the Junior
Conservatoire office to discuss any aspect of the day-to-day
running of their son/daughter’s activities, preferably by email in
the first instance. We can also facilitate communication with any
member of the Junior Conservatoire teaching staff.
For Administrative/Financial Matters email@example.com
(029 2039 1365).
Download the full Financial
Regulations of the Pre College Department.
For Course Matters firstname.lastname@example.org