2018/19 Academy term dates for London and Manchester

  • Weeks 1 – 7: w/b September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th
  • Weeks 8 – 13: w/b November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, December 3rd, 10th
  • Weeks 14 – 19: w/b January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, Feb 4th, Feb 11th
  • Weeks 20 – 24: w/b February  25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
  • Weeks 25 – 29: w/b April 22nd, 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th
  • Weeks 30 – 34: w/b June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, July 1st

2019/20 Academy term dates for London and Manchester

  • Weeks 1 – 7: w/b September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, October 7th, 14th
  • Weeks 8 – 13: w/b November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, December 2nd, 9th
  • Weeks 14 – 19: w/b January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, February 3rd, 10th
  • Weeks 20 – 24: w/b February 24th, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
  • Weeks 25 – 29: w/b April 20th, 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th
  • Weeks 30 – 34: w/b June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th


Music grade exam dates for 2018

TRINITY Grades (London)

Autumn Term

  • 23rd September & 14th October (TRINITY LABAN CENTRE)
  • 18th & 25th November and 9th December (TRINITY LABAN CENTRE)
  • 15th & 16th December (GUILDHALL CENTRE) 

TRINITY Grades (Manchester)

Autumn Term

  • 1st – 2nd December (STOCKPORT CENTRE)

ABRSM Grades (London and Manchester)

Autumn Term:

Closing date for online entry: Friday 28 September
Closing date for postal entry: Friday 21 September

  • 5th November – 8th December (PRACTICAL)
  • 6th November (THEORY)


What a wonderful weekend we had at the 2017 BDMA Summer Concerts!

4 concerts, 91 performances and the most wonderful thing of all was that we got to enjoy 7 original compositions and several collaborations!

We are so proud of all our students here at the Academy but ever more so when we see their creative confidence growing and get to watch them being so fearless!

Every year our family grows and every year we get to watch our students grow and develop as musicians and young people – what could be better?

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Christmas Concert 2016

What a success! We had over 100 performers over the 4 concerts and we were absolutely thrilled at the quality of every single performance. It is a true testament, to our wonderful students and also our wonderful tutors, how well prepared and beautifully performed each piece was!

Summer Concert 2016

A couple of pictures from our animal themed Summer Concert on Sunday 5th June 2016. A cracking affair, well done everyone!

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Christmas Concert 2015

We really enjoyed watching our students perform in the academy’s two Christmas concerts, which brought families together to enjoy festive music before the holidays. Well done to everyone who played.

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Summer Concert 2015

A big round of applause to all of the pupils that performed so beautifully in this year’s Movie themed Summer Concert – you were all brilliant! We’d also like to thank all of the parents and tutors for being so supportive.

Here are a couple of photos of all of our wonderful pupils and tutors who performed!

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Christmas Concerts 2014 – Well done!

We’d like to congratulate everyone on their brilliant performances at the Becky Dell Music Academy Christmas Concerts – it was amazing to hear how far everyone has come along since the summer. Bravo students, tutors and ever supportive families!

Summer Concert 2014

A big well done to everyone who performed at the Teddy Bear’s Picnic themed Summer Concert at Mycenae House on the 18th of June. Everyone sounded incredible and it was wonderful to meet everyone’s favourite teddies and toys! Have a look at these pictures of a few of the pupils performing below. Happy holidays!

Christmas Concert 2013

Well done to everyone who performed at the Christmas concert at Mycenae House on Monday evening. Everyone played and sang beautifully, topped off with some jolly Christmas carols, accompanied by some of our wonderful tutors. Below are some pictures from the evening. Have a very merry Christmas.

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New members of the Rubybird team 2013!

I’m very excited to welcome Bex McGann to the Rubybird team, who has started work as my glamorous personal assistant! As some of you might know, Bex was my very first piano student 13 years ago and I am so happy life has come full circle and she’s now part of the team helping the next generation to learn music. (This might be the appropriate time to burst into singing The Circle of Life…) She’s recently moved back to Westcombe Park after graduating from Leeds Uni and is also an ace baby sitter if you need one. Bex will be working two days a week for the BDMA and helping out at all the events, so I’m sure you will get to know her very soon! Here she is in her reindeer outfit!
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P.S. Becky/Bex, I know, I know, out of all the names in the world how did I pick someone to work for me who has the same name as me?! Truth is, she’s just too awesome to pass up. I’m Becky and she’s Bex. I’m sure this isn’t going to be confusing.

P.P.S. The very lovely Steph Legg has also joined the team as woodwind teacher extraordinaire.  Have a look at her profile here.

Summer Concert 2013

24 courageous souls performed at our first Summer Concert in June 2013. It was held at Mycenae House, Greenwich and was a fun, entertaining evening; no doubt highlighted as such in the kids minds because we had ice-cream and all the toppings you could wish for at the end! Here’s our first group picture. Aren’t they an awesome bunch.

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