Southport Piano Academy now incorporating Southport Music Academy
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)
Hi! We are a team of music teachers based in and around Southport. We are on a mission to create confident pianists and musicians and committed to making learning music fun! We believe that we have the best teaching methods around and the happiest students in the area! We currently serve 200+ families in Southport and surrounding areas, and we are growing. We currently teach in Southport (inc Ainsdale, Birkdale and Churchtown), Formby, Ormskirk, Banks, Tarleton, Maghull and even as far as Longton and St Helens!
As our piano lessons are already well known and established under Southport Piano Academy in the area , our younger, sister company “Southport Music Academy” is now operating for our other music lessons. Our teachers can offer piano, keyboard, organ, guitar (acoustic, electric and bass), violin, clarinet, singing, flute, viola, ukelele, drums, saxophone, theory, improvisation and music technology tuition. We offer entry into the ‘ABRSM’, Trinity and LCM exams for all instruments taught as well as ‘Rock School’ for some instruments. We also regularly assist students with GCSE music, improvisation techniques, and performance tuition and support.
We run a thriving Facebook page (and Instagram) with over 5,000 followers and regularly upload videos of our students playing and their exam results (with parental consent). We find Facebook is a great way for our parents and adult learners to keep in touch with what is happening within the Academy and see what our students are achieving.
We aim to nurture musical development whilst providing a rewarding, self-esteem building experience. Children are encouraged on their musical journey with various challenges, stickers and certificates. We also have our own copyrighted theory course and provide customised and character practice charts. We run various student competitions on a regular basis such as our recent "write your own song" competition. We teach adults and children from as young as five years old.
We have been accredited by the Sefton Children's University for quality learning and are a Validated Learning Destination, with an official stamp for CU passports. Please check with your child’s school if they run the Children’s University scheme as we can stamp your child’s passport in order for them to gain credits for out-of-school learning. Our teachers are fully CRB checked; holding enhanced DBS certificates.
We enter for music exams throughout the year but also teach pop music, keyboard improvisation and other styles, for those who want to just play at leisure. We take part in the Southport Music Festival once a year and Christ Church mid-week music concerts.
We also have our bi-annual concerts for friends & family and like to take part in any other public performance opportunities in the area. Venues have included Dobbies Tearooms, The Little Theatre, Southport Indoor Market, Garden Centres, Cornerstone Methodist Church (Marshside Road), Christchurch and Lord Street West United Church. We have also recently taken students to play at Queenscourt Hospice, and other local nursing homes. We believe that encouraging our pupils to play piano in public is an important part of growing as a musician and a great confidence builder. It is also a lovely way to be involved in raising money for charity. We have raised over £14,000 in the last few years through our public event playing!
Our fees are very competitive in the area and we offer mobile lessons or to our private studios. A taster lesson can be arranged if you are interested in trying any of the instruments, before committing to lessons.
We support students from Southport and local areas including Birkdale, Ainsdale, Banks, Churchtown, Formby, Crosby, Leyland, Ormskirk, Aughton, Burscough, Scarisbrick, Halsall, Haskayne, Tarleton, Maghull, High Park, Kew.