The Music Department enjoys the modern facilities of a new purpose-built department comprising of 3 classrooms, a computer suite, recording studio, eleven practice rooms, and a network of Apple iMacs spread throughout the Department. We also boast a Boston Steinway grand piano and a pipe organ in the Assembly Hall.
As part of the music provision we offer tuition on a wide variety of instruments which is taught by highly trained visiting peripatetic tutors. Lessons cost £14.50 and each lesson lasts 30 minutes.
A contract is signed between parent and tutor at the start of each academic year.
Over the years, many Academy pupils have chosen to pursue their studies at third level education with a view to embarking upon a career in Music. Several former pupils have gone on to study Music at such mainstream universities as the Queen’s University of Belfast, and the University of Ulster, along with those of York, Durham, Manchester and Edinburgh. We have also had Oxbridge successes with recent places at St John’s College, Cambridge, and our first organ scholar (Exeter College, Oxford). Recently a number of pupils have obtained places at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. We hope for, and indeed anticipate, many more such successes in the future.