Music Academy

Music Academy

Sutton Music Service runs two Music Academies on Wednesday evenings (16:30-19:30) and Saturday mornings (09:00-13:00), which take place at Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy.

Our specialist instrumental music teachers teach a variety of orchestral instruments. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the recommended ages for starting instrumental lessons. We also provide group music theory and aural lessons catering to students of all ages, as well as composition lessons.

We aim to provide as many children as possible with a high quality and enjoyable musical experience.

Location

Lessons take place at Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy, Kingston Avenue, North Cheam, SM3 9UE

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Instruments offered

Our specialist instrumental music teachers teach a variety of orchestral instruments.

Wednesday Academy

Cello
Clarinet
Flute
Guitar
Music Theory
Oboe
Percussion
Saxophone
Trombone
Trumpet
Violin

Saturday Academy

Aural
Baritone
Clarinet
Composition
Double Bass
Flute
French Horn
Music Theory
Oboe
Percussion
Piano
Saxophone
Trombone
Tuba
Viola
Violin
Vocals

Academy dates 2021/22

Please note there is no Saturday Music Academy on 12th March or 14th May.

There will be a Music Academy on Saturday 4th June, which is the second Saturday of the school half term.

Wednesday Academy

September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
June
July

22
6
3
1
12
2
2
27
4
8
6

 

29
13
10

19
9
9

11
15


20
17

26

16

18
22



24


23
23

25
29

Saturday Academy

September
October
November
January
February
March
April
May
June
July

18
2
6
8
5
5
23
7
4
2

25
9
13
15
12

30

11


16
20
22

19

21
18


23
27
29
26
26

28
25

Academy Ensembles

In addition to our large ensemble opportunities, we run smaller ensembles and a choir at Saturday Academy to help students develop their musicianship and performance skills.

For more information about BFG Brass and Sutton Songbirds, please click here.

Age advice

Some instruments are more suitable for older children. Our recommendation for when students may wish to start learning is:

Violin/Viola – Year 1 or 2
Cello – Year 2 or 3
Double Bass/Mini Bass – Year 4
Flute – Year 4
Clarinet – Year 5
Saxophone – Year 5 or 6
Oboe – Year 6
Trumpet – Year 4
Trombone/P Bone – Year 4
Low Brass (Baritone/Euphonium/Tuba) – Year 5
Percussion – Year 3