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Explore your love for music with this essential guide to educational courses throughout the UK - whether you're looking to launch a new career or just want to indulge your passion.Click the points on the map to find an institution near you.
 

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Birmingham Conservatoire

At Birmingham Conservatoire we have been training musicians to the highest professional standards since 1886. Our focus is on preparing talented individuals to gain the skills and versatility needed to become employable music professionals. In 2017 we move into our £57 million new building. This will be a conservatoire of the digital age, and as such it has been carefully designed with facilities that will put us at the forefront of music education.

Tel: +44 (0)121 331 5901

The Kings School

Set in the inspirational surroundings of Canterbury Cathedral, the King’s School is well known for the breadth and quality of its music. Substantial awards are available for outstanding musicians to join the school at 13+ and 16+ and families are encouraged to make contact with the music department to arrange an informal pre-audition approximately two years prior to an application.

Click here for the music department’s own website, or telephone 01227 595556 for more information.

Tel: 01227 595556

The Gordon School

The Music Department at Gordon’s is proud to be part of the School’s extensive Creative Arts Programme. It comprises the Semper Fidelis Choir, the famous Pipes and Drums Band, and Concert Band, and offers numerous orchestral and choral groups who perform nationally and internationally. Music bursaries are available for residential students wishing to take advantage of these opportunities. Please contact the School for more information.

Tel: 01276 858084

Westminster School

Westminster School, in the heart of London, has a thriving Music Department and the Music Scholars play a key role in the musical life of the school. Up to eight 13+ and four 16+ music scholarships may be awarded annually. Candidates must audition for the scholarships, offering at least two instruments and demonstrating a high level of general musicianship and great potential for development. In addition to this, as with all other entrants, pupils hoping to gain a music scholarship must also win a place at the school on academic merit, performing well in the entrance exams and interviews. The Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey also kindly support a 16+ Henry Purcell Organ Scholarship at Westminster School worth 10% of the current day fees.

A Music Scholar will receive a 10% remission of the day fee, whether a day pupil or a boarder, and will also receive free tuition on up to two instruments. Similarly to the academic scholarships, an additional bursary can be awarded on a means-tested basis if required.

Tel: 020 7963 1017

Oxford University Department for Continuing Education

Adult learning at with Oxford: more than 1,000 part-time courses offered each year in a variety of topics. Day schools, weekly classes, online courses, summer schools, degree programmes and continuing professional development.

Tel: 01865 270360

Leeds College of Music

A leading European Conservatoire, situated in the third largest city in the UK, home to over 200 music venues. We provide expert musical education at undergraduate level including 1-1 tuition to over 1,500 students each year. Our specialist pathways include Classical, Jazz, Folk, Popular Music, Music Production and Songwriting.

Tel: 0113 222 3400

The London Piano Institute

The London Piano Institute is known as the haven of piano playing for adult learners in the UK. Courses are available throughout the year in Mayfair and the City of London with outstanding piano instructors. All levels are welcome and we teach classical, jazz and popular piano styles. New registrations take place throughout the year. For further details, please contact the Manager, Stefan Joubert, Email: enrol@londonpianoinstitute.co.uk Telephone: 020 7127 0717 Website: https://www.londonpianoinstitute.co.uk

Tel: 020 7127 0717

OCR Music

‘From rap to classical, instrumental to technical, our diverse, practical and inclusive approach means you can engage students and encourage individual expression. And it’s not all about them. We have plenty of teaching and learning resources and subject expert advice to support you throughout the year.’

Tel: 02476 851 509

Thomastik Infeld Vienna

Thomastik-Infeld has been producing handmade strings for almost 100 years, constantly thriving for innovation and improvement. World-class musicians around the globe trust the sound and quality of our extraordinary strings. The combination of handmade craftsmanship, engineering excellence and a highly passionate team is the secret to our success.

ACFEA - Performing Arts Tours

ACFEA specialises in tailor-made concert tours for performing arts groups. Our global network of musicians and experts opens doors to the best venues and performance opportunities for choirs, orchestras and bands. ACFEA is a division of Specialised Travel, the leading provider of travel services to the professional performing arts world.

Tel: +44 20 8799 8360

Email: info@acfea.eu

Canterbury Cathedral Choristers

A unique and wonderful opportunity for your 7-year old son, or even if he is younger than that! Auditions for scholarships to be a chorister in famous Canterbury Cathedral are held regularly and now is the time to make the first step, by calling the Master of the Choristers, David Flood, on 01227 865242. A wonderful adventure and a handsome scholarship awaits for talented boys just entering year 3 or earlier.

Tel: David Flood 01227 865242. Cathedral House 01227 762862

The Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University

The Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University offers a pioneering array of dual-degree and double-major opportunities for students whose intellectual curiosity matches their passion for music. Located north of Chicago, the Bienen School has an enrollment of approximately 620 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-renowned faculty of 125.

Tel: 847-491-3141

Bromsgrove School

Music at Bromsgrove School is vibrant and inclusive. There are opportunities to perform in many different styles at a variety of levels, whether as a member of the Chapel Choir, at an informal lunchtime recital, an Orchestral and Concerto Concert or an Evening of Jazz and Popular Music. Music Scholarships are offered at 11+, 13+ and 16+. The teaching of music and the performance of musical and drama productions will be greatly enhanced with the opening of a new Performing Arts Centre in September 2017.

Music Scholarships at Whitgift School

Whitgift’s Music Department aims to ensure all boys enjoy music to the full. It offers a nurturing atmosphere, in which young musicians, of all levels, can thrive. Our unique partnership with the RPO provides pupils with exceptional opportunities to perform alongside the orchestra at some of the finest venues in London.

With inspirational music lessons and a highly-successful instrumental scheme, your son will achieve his dreams at one of the finest music departments in the country.

For further details, please contact the Director of Music, Mrs Rosanna Whitfield, E: rcw@whitgift.co.uk tel: +44(0)20 8688 9222

Click here to view the Whitgift Music Prospectus

Tel: +44(0)20 8688 9222

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