BEAT Music Academy West

BEAT Music Academy West is a warm and friendly environment for your child to enjoy excellent musical training and experiences. Whether you are a young classical, jazz or rock musician we have bands and groups at our Saturday Music Academies.

Available Sessions

Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery and Reception)

Formally Young Music Makers, this is aimed at school Nursery and Reception age children. Classes are 30 mins per week and aim to introduce children to the enjoyment of practical music making, and to develop musicianship skills from the earliest possible age. They will learn to sing, play percussion instruments and understand basic music notation, rhythm and pitch, alongside learning social skills such as interacting in groups, and sharing a love and enthusiasm for music.

Cost: £50
Length: 30 mins
Time: 9.30am - 10.00am

Foundation Stage 2 (Years 1 and 2)

Formally Young Music Makers, this is aimed at children in Year 1 and 2 at school. These classes are 45 mins per week and offer children the opportunity to further develop their musicianship skills, as well as the chance to learn a different musical instrument each term, giving them a foundation to learn an instrument of their choice when they graduate from these classes. Children can join these classes at any stage, regardless of whether they took part in the Early Years Foundation Stage 1 classes.

Cost: £75
Length: 45 mins
Time (Year 1): 10.00am - 10.45am
Time (Year 2): 10.45am - 11.30am

Training Choir (Ages 5-7)

30 mins per week of tuition, this is aimed at children aged 5-7. Your child will have the opportunity to learn songs drawing from a range of musical genres and traditions.

Cost: £50
Length: 30 mins

Recorder Group 1 (Beginners)

30 mins tuition per week, your child will have the opportunity to learn the recorder in a fun and supportive environment. This group is suitable for beginners aged 5-7.

Cost: £50
Length: 30 mins

Recorder Group 2 (Year 2)

30 mins tuition per week, your child will have the opportunity to continue their progress on the recorder in a fun and supportive environment. This group is suitable for children aged 6-8 who have some experience of learning the recorder, either through Recorder Group 1 or at school.

Cost: £50
Length: 30 mins

Instrumental and Vocal Lessons

We offer individual lessons on most brass and woodwind instruments, violin, voice, guitar, ukulele, drum kit, piano and recorder.

Lessons on the instruments listed above are available to all children subject to availability, and in some cases a suitability test.

If your child is Grade 6 and above on their instrument, or is interested in any of our week day ensembles and instrumental lessons, please see here for opportunities, including BEAT’s flagship Groups.

Enrol now

Please click on the ENROL button below to enrol and pay. Select the appropriate Music Academy from the drop-down list (do not select the School button!) You will need your payment card - all major cards are accepted.

Why not come and visit us on Saturday mornings? We're open from 8.30am – 1.00pm.

Contact Music Academy West

If you need to contact BEAT Music Academy West please use the contact form below.

On Saturday mornings the emergency contact number is 07792 711027.

Location

We are located at the following address:
St Mary’s and St John’s School, Sunningfield Road, Hendon, NW4 4QR