Curriculum

Piano

Preliminary – Grade 8, Diploma, recital, music pedagogy, chamber music, improvisation, piano duo, art of accompanying, composition, concert, aural training, sight reading, singing and theory. Recommended age: 4 and above

Repetiteur

The ability to work in a team is not limited to Chamber Music and Piano Duets. Pianist in the modern day have to learn to accompany a singer and students for exam or be repetiteur for Opera or for Ballet companies

The piano faculty will combine with the jazz faculty to learn the art of improvisation prevalent in the baroque and classical era

Violin

Graded examinations, recital, chamber music, orchestra audition, orchestra, aural training and theory

Viola

Graded examinations, recital, chamber music, orchestra audition, orchestra, aural training and theory

Cello

Graded examinations, recital, chamber music, orchestra audition, orchestra, aural training and theory

Double Bass

Graded examinations, recital, chamber or collaborative ensemble, orchestra audition, orchestra, aural training and theory

Guitar

Graded examinations, recital, flamenco, South American music, Pop & Rock, guitar ensembles, aural training and theory

Flute

Graded examinations, recital, wind orchestra or collaborative ensemble, orchestra audition, aural training, piano and theory

Clarinet

Graded examinations, recital, wind orchestra or collaborative ensemble, orchestra audition, aural training, piano and theory

Oboe

Graded examinations, recital, wind orchestra or collaborative ensemble, orchestra audition, aural training, piano and theory

Bassoon

Graded examinations, recital, wind orchestra or collaborative ensemble, orchestra audition, aural training, piano and theory

Trumpet

Graded examinations, recital, wind orchestra or collaborative ensemble, orchestra audition, aural training, piano and theory

Trombone

Graded examinations, recital, wind orchestra or collaborative ensemble, orchestra audition, aural training, piano and theory

Saxophone

Graded examinations, recital, wind orchestra or collaborative ensemble, orchestra audition, aural training, piano and theory

French Horn

Graded examinations, recital, wind orchestra or collaborative ensemble, orchestra audition, aural training, piano and theory

Opera/Theatre

This offers a pathway to the operatic and theatrical stage, subjects: Graded examinations, recital, choir, collaborative or small ensemble, diction for singers, piano class, theory, aural training, sight reading, stage craft & movement, and three major languages German, Italian and French

Solo Voice

Graded examinations, recital, choir, collaborative or small ensemble, diction for singers, piano class, theory, aural training, sight reading and Italian and German language class

Jazz

Grade 1 – 5, jazz ensemble, aural training, theory, blues and jazz scales, jazz standards, contemporary jazz, piano class for non-keyboard instruments, and improvisation. Instrument offered: Piano, clarinet, trumpet and flute. Minimum entry is Grade 6 Classical Theory and Recital.

Popular Music

Grade 1 – 5, jazz ensemble, aural training, theory, blues and jazz scales, jazz standards, contemporary jazz, piano class for non-keyboard instruments, and improvisation. Instrument offered: Piano, clarinet, trumpet and flute. Minimum entry is Grade 6 Classical Theory and Recital.

Stagecraft

Skills to ensure your sound is delivered effectively across the concert hall. Master the art of stage presence giving your audience a convincing auditory and visual experience.

Chamber Music

To acquire skills necessary to perform in a group of 3 or more people, similar skill sets to singers performing in a choir

Sight Reading

To read a piece of music on sight without prior preparation. This skill set is required in the modern day context as musicians are required to learn complex music in short amount of time

Theory

Enrolment for all music students is automatic. This is a compulsory subject and non-optional across all majors except jazz where minimum grade 5 is required.

Aural

Listening skills, aural perception of pitch and rhythmic dictation is tested from grade 1 to grade 8.

Composition

Composition students must select an instrument to major and complete all compulsory components up to grade 8.

Pedagogy

Pedagogy students must select an instrument to major and complete all compulsory components up to grade 8.

German

Corresponding to European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level A1 – C2

French

Corresponding to European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level A1 – C2

Italian

Corresponding to European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level A1 – C2

Single Studies

This option is for those who only wish to have weekly instrumental or voice lesson outside of the curriculum. Subjects: Instrumental Performance, Music History, Aural, Sight Reading, German, French, Italian, Music Theory

Recital

Solo recital is the best method to showcase your talent. You will study technique and then apply the technical skills onto a selection of pieces picked for you by your one-to-one tutor.