Junior Courses

The Classical course concentrates on western classical music, offering specialist one-to-one tuition, plus a range of ensemble activities designed to develop both technical skill and musicality. There are frequent performance opportunities.

Principal study areas

  • Violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, harp and lever harp
  • Flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, recorder
  • Trumpet, French horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba
  • Percussion
  • Piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Voice
  • Composition

The minimum weekly package is made up of:

  • Principal study lesson 60 minutes
  • General musicianship class 60 minutes
  • Chamber music or ensemble
  • Choir 45 minutes
  • Orchestral training (audition required) 60-150 minutes


  • Extra time for principal or second study lessons
  • One-to-one composition lessons

Selection onto the course is by Audition.


You are required to undertake an annual assessment in the form of a public performance and a technical exam. These exams monitor your development as you progress through the Junior Conservatoire and provide a focus to each year's work. In addition to our internal assessment, Associated Board exams are held in the Conservatoire at the end of each term.

Fee information is available from the Junior Conservatoire office

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