Information about our music lessons
Who are we: We are a community of passionate, highly trained classical and jazz musicians based in Blackheath, Greenwich and Worsley** who love our craft and love sharing our skills via tutoring. The Academy is owned and led by Becky, who hand picks and trains all the tutors to her own high standard.
**Please note that we only operate in the Blackheath (London), Greenwich (London) and Worlsey (Manchester) areas in fairness to our local, home-visiting tutors.
What do we do: We come directly to your home and teach one on one music lessons.
What do we teach: We teach all instruments, as well as offering composition, music theory & GCSE support. We have a qualified music therapist and a Steinway trained piano tuner and technician.
What will we achieve: Primarily, a love of music and lots of fun along the way. In addition, confidence in performance through our bi-annual concerts and excellent exam results (90% merit and distinction rates).
What do you get for your money? Our package includes:
- An individual lesson in your home, no commuting or waiting time
- Access to Becky, one of the most sought after tutors in London
- Two free concerts a year at a local venue in Greenwich & Blackheath, London or Worsley, Manchester, to experience playing in a concert and improve your performance skills
- Access to regular blogs and vlogs from Becky and the tutors, helping you understand all aspects of music better
- Access to free online resources to inspire and inform practise
- Keeping up to date with music technology and apps
- Access to 21 tutors, covering all instruments
- Excellent exam results
- Inspiring tutors who are top performers, regularly appearing on the BBC, Classic FM, Radio 3, performing at festivals etc. so you get to learn from the best!
Your inner musician
We teach high quality lessons with the very best hand picked young dynamic tutors, all of whom have a classical training, and are just as at home playing with an orchestra or with a band at a festival. We don’t teach people to just read music or pass grades, we unleash your inner musician! We love music and we love sharing it with people, be it classical, rock, jazz, pop, show tunes or Balkan gypsy folk.
About 80% of our pupils have chosen to take grades and we encourage those for whom the grade system suits. However, we are happy to tailor the lessons to suit your needs as we know that exams don’t suit everybody. Those that do take grades have a 100% pass rate with a very high merit and distinction rate. In the academic year 2015/16 the Academy achieved 90% merit and distinctions in music exams (an overall historic average of 87%). Several students have music scholarships to top London schools like Dulwich College and Colfes. One of our students is in The National Youth Choir of Great Britain and another of our students got through to the last round of auditions for Matilda in the West End. We encourage auditions for those who meet the audition standard and support them through the process.
As music and technology ever changes, we want our students to remain up to date with current technology and ideas; as well as teaching them about electronic and studio music we love encouraging them to use music apps and different musical devices.
Lessons in Greenwich & Blackheath are £28 + VAT per half hour lesson and run a set calendar of 34 weeks of the year. Extra lessons are available on request.
Lessons in Worsley, Manchester are £24 + VAT per half hour lesson and run the same as above.
We always strive to match each student to the perfect tutor and, as the relationship between a student and their tutor is so important, we offer a money back guarantee for your first lesson.
We also offer Music Therapy for £30 per half hour session and piano tuning from £70.
Reserve your place
The Academy is enrolling new students now, so to reserve your space for the best home music lessons in the area call Becky on 07889 365 297 (for London lessons) or Jess (for Manchester lessons) on 07840 243 478.
“It is with great pleasure that I can recommend Becky and her team. Her enlightened approach to teaching piano to my daughters ages ranging from 3 to 13 is inspiring. Her energy and love of music engages her pupils which is wonderfully illustrated by her musical evenings she organises to give them a platform to share and shine.” – Kimberley, parent