What is the Arts Academy method?

Our unique method focuses on separating you child’s MusicHour™ into diverse activities so there is no time for boredom, always keeping things moving, and never, ever do one task for more than 15 minutes:

  • 5 mins of Meet & Greet
  • 15 mins of revising the previous weeks piece
  • 15 mins of FunTime™ (using flash cards/playing music games)
  • 15 mins of starting the forthcoming weeks piece
  • 10 mins of FunTime™ (using flash cards/playing music games)

Is the system unique?

Yes. The system has been organically developed by Creative Director, Robert Emery over ten years of teaching. He discovered his pupils found traditional methods of learning restrictive and ineffective, leading to the creation of the Arts Academy method.

How do I know that my child will benefit from the Arts Academy method as apposed to having tuition elsewhere?

Our results speak for themselves; as do the parents of our current pupils. Look at our reviews here.

What instruments do you cover?

We cover all musical instruments - whichever your child wishes to learn, we can offer a skilled professor for the job.

Can my child learn more that one instrument?

We feel that complete beginners to music learn more efficiently by concentrating on one instrument. When we feel a pupil is ready, they may learn to play as many instruments as they wish.

Is there any music theory involved?

Music theory is an important and integral part of getting to know your instrument. Therefore at every level through our innovative technology, music theory is included in the most enjoyable way possible.

What will my child learn in a typical MusicHour™?

Click here to see a full lesson breakdown.

My children are very young. How will they concentrate for an hour?

We have discovered that the majority of children above the age of four can keep concentration for an hour due to the amount of different activities in a typical MusicHour™. Click here to see the MusicHour™ breakdown.

How do I obtain the course materials needed?

You will receive a welcome pack containing all the learning materials needed when you join the Arts Academy. After that, your professor will provide you with all the learning materials needed.

How much additional practice does my child need to do every week?

If your child joined us as a beginner, for the first few months of their tuition with the Arts Academy, we do not put any pressure on pupils to practice. After this time, your professor will create a plan that will make key suggestions about the amount of practice your child should undertake, what to do and how to do it. Don’t forget, when you join the Arts Academy, you will also receive a practice guide for parents.

Will my child take exams?

This is up to you, your child and your professor to decide. Our policy is not to work towards exams, but to take them when and if your child is ready. If we do take exams, it is usually through the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music.