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Did you see on the BBC this week that a recent University of Exeter study proved that singing and playing a musical instrument is beneficial for the brain in later life (in addition to providing cognitive benefits for the young)? Why not take up, or resume playing an instrument gathering dust since your school days?

The Conservatoire offers the most extensive range of individual tuition in South London – pretty much anything you fancy playing, they can help you (in addition to LAMDA training in drama). 

All tutors are highly qualified and experienced professional musicians continuing to perform at a high level, so you could be learning with someone who has recently performed at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne or with Ed Sheeran.

Or you could be benefitting from the expertise of someone trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Juilliard or the Royal College of Music to name a few. 

Recently tutors have had premieres of their compositions at the Southbank Centre and English National Opera, with the latter even winning the Young Audiences Music Award for best opera for young audiences in the world.

At the Conservatoire you will be nurtured, inspired and supported as you enjoy the benefits of stimulating lifelong learning. 

Tutors are selected and lessons tailored to suit you, and your reasons for learning. 

Everyone is catered for from complete beginners to diploma level. Programmes are designed to grow with learners as they gain skills and experience, providing not only individual tuition but also opportunities to take part in masterclasses, ensembles, small group learning and performance. 

Students have the option to prepare for a broad range of exams if they desire, and even benefit from preparation and support for ABRSM exams onsite, in addition to being able to take them in familiar surroundings.

With regular feedback and annual reports and flexible lesson formats – 30, 45 or 60 minutes and off-peak options are available up until 9pm – what’s stopping you from getting in touch now?

What students say:

“Very customised to what my son wanted to learn.”

“Excellent balance between important exercises, background on pieces and practicing techniques.”

“Teacher very engaging and helped me greatly whenever I needed it.”

“My teacher focuses on my strengths and really develops my weaknesses and turns them into strengths. Every week I learn and progress and I’m so happy to have them as my tutor.”

(Pictures: Rachel Rimell Photography)

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