Southport Piano Academy now incorporating Southport Music Academy
May 2023 update:
Dear parents & students
The summer is almost upon us and we are so excited that we are getting ready to present our summer showcase concert on July the 9th to celebrate ten years of The Academy!
The Mayor of Sefton, our MP and the chairman of The Southport Music Festival will all be in attendance. We will be using The Bijou cinema for the showcase as we will be sharing some videos of our journey and growth as a music academy, alongside live student and teacher performances.
The show will incorporate two new areas- dance and drama as these will be part of our summer workshops due to take place in August.
We have other events we are participating in also including performances in Sandpipers and St Patrick’s summer fair.
We have had a great term of exams with Abrsm which included a distinction for Joshua Gadsby at Grade 4 and a merit for Shane Fonseka at Grade 5.
Claire Kelly DipLCM, MISM, CEO
January 2023 update:
Firstly , happy new year to all our families and students!
Congratulations to all who took part in our two winter concerts.
We had a beginners concert and an advanced one. The standard was amazing and we raised £500 for 'Music For Dementia'.
Our piano course book is almost ready to be published throughout the UK so other teachers and music schools can try out our fun and successful methods.
We have already had some exams this year and had results of merits in grade 5.
In order to manage the demand for lessons we have also taken on more talented staff for the team.
We continue to work closely with our local community to bring music into the forefront and in keeping with this our teachers have performed many places locally, including The Grand - as regular pianists, various functions over Christmas.
Next month one of our teachers will be playing piano in a local restaurant for Valentines night.
We are working towards our showcase summer concert as we endeavour to find a worthy local charity to raise for.
If you would like to put one forward please tag or comment and share.
Dip LCM ISM CEO
Annual Staff Meal
This year was held at "The Thatch & Thistle" hosted by the lovely owner Vicki Bradshaw, courtesy of Southport Piano Academy.
Winter Term 2022 update:
Dear parents & students
We hope you have had a great autumn term. We have been very busy booking and scheduling in new pupils:
In September we had a students sponsored practice in aid of a local Southport lady for urgent cancer treatment overseas. The students worked so hard and managed to raise £350!!
In October we took part in the Southport Music Festival at Greenbank High School. Our students were awarded four First places in piano solos- under 12s, 14s and 16 and one of teachers,Joe Bloom, won overall with a £250 cash prize for his piano composition.
This was an amazing start to our term following our performance in the new, prestigious ‘Grand’ on Lord Street for our local MP. We were also in the papers for our end of year finale summer concert, which was a musical variety show in aid of Churchtown Botanic Gardens which raised £800, making our charity raising total now £14k!
We are now preparing for our winter concert, which will be in aid of our music therapy department, reaching out to dementia in the community and music for special needs.
As always, our A.B.R.S.M performance exams continue this year with MERITS and some DISTINCTIONS awarded.
Our studio in Churchtown is fully operating with many lessons taking place there, including piano, singing and drums.
Our teaching team continues to grow with 20 teachers now offering ukelele, mobile guitar, cornet, trumpet, violin, beatboxing, jazz piano and saxophone as new instruments this year. Our other 200+ weekly lessons are at our teachers’ home music studios or mobile; travelling to students’ homes.
We are continuing to expand as we gradually morph into Southport ‘Music’ Academy, rather than just ‘Piano’ Academy.
Last year we launched a dementia music school in conjunction with local care homes. We will be performing in dementia home Abbey Lodge in Sept 2022.
Additionally, the exclusive Southport Piano Academy Music music course book is almost complete. The course is an excellent beginners piano book like nothing else available, incorporating original music, modern ideas and traditional songs with a contemporary twist, appealing to the whole family in a very thorough, systemic learning style.
Finally, here is a reminder of the instruments and services that we offer:
* Jazz piano
* Guitar (acoustic)
* Bass Guitar
* Electric Guitar
* ABRSM Music Theory Exams Grades 1-8
* Advanced grades (including diploma)
* GCSE music help
* ABRSM Practical exams
* ABRSM video performance exams
* LCM & Trinity exams
* Rock School exams
* Improvisation lessons
* Composition lessons
* Theory Lessons
* Music Technology
C.E.O (S.P.A / S.M.A)