The Meriden Music Academy offers tuition in Music, Speech and Drama and accepts students of all ages from within and outside the Meriden community.
Instrumental, Vocal and Theory Tuition
The Music Academy operates in the studios of the Senior School and Junior School campuses. There are over twenty staff members who offer tuition in a variety of instrumental and vocal styles. Tuition is currently offered in the following instruments:
Theory, Musicianship and Music Craft classes complement the practical work of individual instrumental lessons. Generally, tuition is commenced when a student has been learning an instrument for at least two years. The course follows the AMEB, TCL and ABRSM syllabi and students are eligible and encouraged to sit for these examinations. These lessons can be taken as individual or small group tuition depending on availability.
Speech and Drama
Individual and group Speech and Drama lessons are an ideal way to help students express their thoughts and ideas clearly in public. Lessons can provide a creative outlet for students while helping to build self-confidence. There is a strong focus on diction, so students wishing to improve the clarity of their pronunciation are most welcome.
The broad curriculum encompasses drama selections, prose reading, speeches, poetry and mime.
Examinations are open to all students and are conducted through the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) and the Trinity College of London.
Lessons take place at the Academy between the hours of 7:30am and 6:00pm Monday - Friday and 9:30am and 2:00pm Saturday. Meriden students rotate between the hours of 10am and 3pm with the possibility of permanent lesson times out of school hours.
The Academy office is located in Studio F of Meriden’s Senior School Music Department, with access via Margaret Street, Strathfield.