Excellent Music Education | Tailored to Each Individual Learner
Here at The Excelsis School of Music, we nurture and develop our pupils to encourage them to explore their full musical potential.
Based in North London, our music lessons cover professional instrumental training, music theory, and musicianship, both individually and in small groups, for any ages at any level. All teachers at our music school are highly-qualified, DBS-checked music educators with extensive experience. With our unique approach to teaching and learning, we’re proud to say that our pupils have always enjoyed learning with us and achieve excellent examination results.
Our 30 minutes weekly music sessions are filled with lots of music, fun and laughter! Join us to experience a approach to learn music through singing, rhymes and games where little ones will learn loads of musical skills at an unconscious level.
Parents are required to remain with their child throughout the class to enjoy quality learning time together! Classes are available during term time only.
'The Budding Musicians' offers an ideal introduction to music for young beginners between age 4-6. This programme offers weekly lessons of 45 minutes, split between musicianship training and introduction to the piano.
Throughout musicianship lessons, children participate in musical activities such as singing, music & movement, musical games which help them build essential musicianship skills unconsciously. In the piano lessons, pupils learn to read music, gain understanding in music theory and keyboard geography as well as to learn to play the piano with appropriate pianistic skills and techniques.
Young beginners are encouraged to participate in this course prior to taking individual instrumental lessons. This helps them develop essential musicianship, coordination, and concentration skills necessary in learning any instrument in the future.
Upon completion of this course, children will be ready to embark on learning a musical instrument of their choice with one of our professional teachers individually.
Class size is strictly limited to a maximum of 6 pupils. Available during term time only.
Pupils develop the fundamental musical skills such as pitch, rhythm, pulse, phrase, musical structure, intervals, dynamics, and improvisation etc. through a wide range of songs, rhymes, and musical games.
They will have access to a wide range of percussion instruments and other teaching resources and enjoy opportunities to work as ensembles and give solo performances within the class.
Using a fun, interactive and educational method designed especially for young children without the ability to read or write, we teach them to play the piano properly without overstretching their physical and mental ability.
At all times, we make sure that we take care of the wellbeing of our young learners whose concentration and fine motor skills are still developing.
At the end of the course, pupils will be able to read simple musical notation with accurate rhythm as well as musical expression and be able to apply them on piano playing.
After the completion of this programme, children will be prepared to pick up an instrument of their choice.
Aspiring teenagers may have their own preferences in certain musical styles and genres. Those who wish to continue to work towards music exams will be able to do so under the tutelage of our experienced team of teachers to an advanced level. For those who simply wish to play for pleasure may opt for playing music from other genres.
The possibilities are endless. instrumental lessons are available in the following disciplines:
Piano | Violin | Flute | Harp | Guitar | Clarinet | Oboe | Saxophone | Bassoon | Recorder | Singing
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With parental support and encouragement from teachers, pupils are supported as they learn to master their chosen instrument, with regular practice. Where appropriate, pairs and small groups are also available. They may choose to work towards a music exam when they are ready. Individual instrumental lessons are available in the following disciplines:
While pupils focus mostly on working at technical playing at an individual level, our musicianship classes offer excellent opportunities for them to work together to enhance their listening and ensemble skills at a different level. Pupils of similar abilities are taught in small groups working on aural training exercises which would not be possible in the individual lesson setting otherwise. This is considered to be a very effective way to complement individual instrumental lessons helping them to develop as well-rounded musicians. It is particularly useful when it comes to graded exams where all aspects of musical skills are tested.
Whatever path a young musician takes on their learning journey, musicianship skills are crucial. Our musicianship classes for teenagers focus on developing their skills as musicians through singing and ensemble playing. If appropriate, our teen musicians will be offered opportunities to work with younger learners, utilising their musical skills to develop their leadership abilities.
In Dalcroze Eurhythmics, music is experienced through movement – the teaching and learning process engages body, mind and emotion.
Contemporary research demonstrates that whole-body movement is an effective way to enhance musicianship, improve co-ordination and concentration, and develop the skills needed to be a good performer.
Studying physically, in a group setting, increases confidence, refines the ability to sense and analyse music, and develops auditory memory, communication, expression, and creativity.
• Dalcroze Eurhythmics uses movement as a tool for gaining a deep understanding of the elements of music.
• It places practice before theory and encourages experience and discovery. It improves rhythmic expression, aural perception, sight-reading skill, and creative confidence.
• Dalcroze Eurhythmics is taught alongside instrumental lessons and ensembles at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Trinity Laban, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Royal Northern College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire & the Royal College of Music
• Rhythms, dynamics, accents, metre, phrasing are all learned primarily through movement or ‘through the body’
• Lessons include games and exercise which children love!
• Dalcroze develops the imagination in children and allows them to discover the joy of music
• Lessons include individual, paired and group work encouraging cooperation
For further details about Dalcroze Eurhythmics, visit https://dalcroze.org.uk/
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