Our philosophy at Music’all is based on a handful of guiding principles:
- Studying music must include not just individual instrumental lessons, but playing together in groups, and/or singing in a choir. Communal music-making teaches essential transferable skills - creative collaboration, listening to others, working in a team towards a common goal. Furthermore, the joys of making music in a group fuel the progress of each individual - and vice versa.
- Music education is not just about studying an instrument in solitude. It is also about performing, presenting and sharing what one has learned with an audience - another vital lifeskill that will aid not only musical progress, but serve the student in all aspects of their education - and in life beyond.
- No music education can be complete without learning about the underlying principles of this uniquely expressive language, as well as its rich and diverse cultural history. Music is perhaps the only subject which brings together both the humanities and sciences.
Our curriculum, tailored holistically around these principles, includes:
- Individual tuition from a choice of 14 different instruments (we offer ‘tasters’ in several instruments for our younger beginners in the first term). Apart from weekly lessons, regular performance opportunities, masterclasses and grade exams help to mark our students’ musical progress over time.
- Junior and senior orchestras and choirs, chamber ensembles, guitar ensembles, jazz groups and a recorder ensemble.
- Musicianship classes (Musical Awareness) for all children from age 6, for which we have designed our own courses combining music theory, practical musicianship and music history in an engaging and entertaining style.
In addition we offer:
- First Musical Steps - introductory music classes for children age 4-6 based on the Dalcroze method.
- A variety of activities for parents, including choir, jazz group and music theory classes.