Events Calendar

2022

January

  • Launch of violin lessons with our newest teacher, Daniel Kirk.

  • Teaching Team grows to 16

  • Southport Piano Academy joins the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM is the UK's professional body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music)

February

  • Southport Music Academy launches a music academy for local dementia care homes

  • Introduction of trumpet and cornet lessons with Brooke Shotton

March

  • ABRSM Performance Exams

  • Introduction of saxophone lessons 

  • Masterclass weekend composition lessons with prodigy Joe Bloom from The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).

  • Birkdale Nursing Home Organ Recital by one of our teachers, Jon Taylor

  • One of our teachers, Stewart Hankinson, plays for primary schools singing day "Singtastic" in Liverpool

April

  • ABRSM In-Person Exams

  • 1st Facebook Live Organ Concert by one of our teachers, Jon Taylor

  • Name that Tune competition - giving away FREE lessons. Competition tune played by our teacher, Milly Rigby DipLCM

  • 11th April - Ukelele added to our teaching list

  • 25th April - Drums and beatbox added to our teaching list, with drums now in the studio

  • 30th April - Second masterclass with Joe Bloom in advanced technique and composition

June

  • 3rd June - Music performance provided by teachers and students for the Queen's Jubilee at Liverpool Road Methodist Church

  • Lesson vouchers donated to Farnborough Rd Junior School raffle, and DJ Dance Academy

July

  • 9th July - Summer Variety Concert

2021

January

  • ABRSM video performance exams launch (national lockdown)

  • Charity single co-written and produced by our very own singing teacher Cassandra Kotchie

  • Facebook live piano concert by our teacher Jon Taylor

February

  • ABRSM performance exams

March

  • ABRSM performance exams

April

  • ABRSM performance exams

  • Zoom lessons continue

June

  • Southport Piano Academy Website and social media updates

  • Networking (linkedIn, First Tutors, Twitter, Instagram & Facebook)

May

  • Return to in-person lessons

July

  • ABRSM Exams at our private centre

  • Interviews for new teachers for our teaching team

August

  • Launch of Drum Lessons, Electric and Bass Guitar Lessons, Clarinet Lessons, Flute Lessons

  • Southport Piano Academy teams with two local businesses to donate £100 to staff following a theft in a Southport bar

  • New poster design and outreach with "Friends of Southport"

  • Care home performance (music therapy for dementia patients)

  • Launch of new practice charts - Snapchat, Instagram, Anime, dance and piano themes added to our collections

  • Featured in North West "In Your Area" online news for music services in Southport

  • Feature in the Liverpool Echo for our charity work

  • Feature in the local news "Stand Up for Southport" for promoting arts in Southport after the pandemic

  • Online newspaper feature for our adult lessons by "Friends of Southport"

September

  • School term begins, uptake of new pupils in many instruments

  • Expansion into Ormskirk

  • Media interview about business in the pandemic

  • Adult lessons poster created and promoted

October

  • Nursing home performance (piano, singing, and dancing from our pupils)

  • Teaching Team meal at "The Sparrowhawk"

December

  • 4th - Performance at Christmas Fair at "Lakeside" Southport

  • 12th - Winter Charity Concert at Lord Street West United Church

  • Interviews for new teachers

2020

January

March

  • 13th, Young Musician Competition

  • Launch of Guitar and Violin lessons with our teacher Milly Rigby

  • Launch of ABRSM Singing lessons with our teacher Cassandra Kotchie

  • Established Southport Music Academy

  • Launch of online lessons via VideoCall, Zoom, Facetime etc

  • 24th, Students piano poem competition

  • 30th, ABRSM exam pieces teacher demos uploaded on social media

February

  • Senior Citizens Lunchtime Recital

  • Interviews for new teachers

April

  • 5th, Live online piano concert by ourteacher, Jon Taylor

  • 7th, Free Easter colouring practice chart

  • 8th, "Name That Tune" competition to win an online lesson with principal, Claire Kelly.

  • 6th, printable "2020 Lockdown Journal" for all students

  • 17th, Tik Tok practice challenge

  • 19th, Launch of Competition to win 2 free online lessons with our teacher, Cassandra Kotchie

  • 26th, online guitar lessons competition with Milly

  • 30th, printable lockdown wordsearch

May

  • 2nd,Name the song by Billie Elish competition

  • 4th, opera singing performance by Cassandra and promotion of singing lessons

  • 8th, VE Day tribute on piano "We'll Meet Again" by Jon Taylor

  • 9th, online lesson gift voucher promotion

  • 13th, best note reading apps researched and revealed

  • 24th, organ demonstration by Glenn and promotion of organ lessons

  • 28th, Clap for carers tribute by Josh, "Over the Rainbow" on piano

  • 31st, Lockdown 2020 tribute video compilation of photos of students in virtual lessons

June

  • 1st, Sefton Children's University update about pupils' passport stamps

  • 13th, from now until end of July trial online lessons promotional offer

  • 15th, virtual concert announcement and  preparation

  • 20th, Lockdown 2020 Concert on YouTube

August

  • Temporary return to in-person lessons (with safety measures)

November

  • Student concert preparation

  • Fleetwood Music Festival (one of our piano students won 1st Prize!)

  • Videos of piano performance compilation by our teacher Jon Taylor

December

  • SPA Virtual Christmas Concert on YouTube, with teachers' performances too.

  • ABRSM in-person exams

  • "Christmas Duets" series with pupils and principal Claire Kelly.

  • Release of a Christmas CD by our teacher Jon Taylor (on the organ)

2019

January

  • Launch of SPA Instagram

February

  • Taster Lesson Offer

March

  • Nursing Home Performance

April

  • ABRSM Exams at SPA Exam Centre

June

  • ABRSM Exams

July

  • Musical Variety Evening

August

  • Launch of singing lessons with our teacher Jon Taylor

September

  • Launch of organ lessons with our teacher Glenn Howard

October

  • Yearly Halloween music & Practice charts

November

  • ABRSM Exams

December

  • Winter charity concert at Lord Street West United Church Hall

2018

January

  • Launch of adults' daytime lessons

February

  • Valentine's Themed Homework "How much do you love piano?"

March

  • ABRSM Exams

  • Name the Pop Song Facebook Competition to win a free "how to play pop" piano lesson

April

  • Easter Egg fun practice

June

  • Musical Variety Evening

July

  • ABRSM Exams

August

  • Summer Karaoke & Music Theory Club

November

  • ABRSM Exams

December

  • Dobbies Winter Concert

  • Larkfield Primary School Piano Lesson Vouchers

2017

January

  • Presentation to Dobbies for monies raised for Teenage Cancer Trust

February

  • Queenscourt Hospice Performance

March

  • ABRSM Exams

April

  • Easter Practice Competition

  • Colour the Easter Egg Competition

June

  • ABRSM Exams

September

  • Name that tune Facebook competition to win a short course of piano lessons for your child

October

  • Halloween Student Quiz

November

  • ABRSM Exams

December

  • Dobbies Winter Concert

2016

January

  • Growth to Banks

February

  • Queenscourt Hospice Performance

March

  • ABRSM Exams

April

  • Easter Keyboard Club

June

  • ABRSM Exams

August

  • Musical Variety Evening in aid of Neurofibromatosis Charity

September

  • Featured in "All about Family" magazine

December

  • Dobbies Winter Concert

2015

February

  • ABRSM Spring Exams

January

  • Piano Poem Competition

March

  • Launch of Southport Piano Academy Mugs

  • Name the Bear Competition

April

  • Launch of Frederic the Practice Bear

June

  • ABRSM Summer Exams

September

  • Launch of Character Practice Charts

October

  • Southport Music Festival

May

  • Christ Church Performance

July

  • Southport Talent Show

November

  • Competition to design the cover for the Winter Concert Programme

  • ABRSM Autumn Exams

December

  • Dobbies Winter Concert

  • Expansion into Formby

2014

January

  • Sale of Charity Concert DVDs

  • Presentation to Dobbies of monies raised

February

  • ABRSM Spring Exams

  • Valentines Practice Competition

March

  • Launch of Southport Piano Academy Theory Course

April

  • Easter Keyboard Club

May

  • Organisation of raffle with local businesses

June

  • ABRSM Summer Exams

  • Summer Concert (A Chance for Jasmine Appeal)

August

  • Southport Indoor Market Concert

September

  • Launch of Southport Piano Academy Book Bags

October

  • Halloween Practice Competition

July

  • Summer Keyboard Club

November

  • ABRSM Autumn Exams

  • Frozen Theme Practice Competition

December

  • Four Seasons Garden Centre Concert

  • Christmas Keyboard Club

  • Dobbies Winter Concert

2013

February

  • ABRSM Spring Exams

March

  • ABRSM Free Musical Assessments

April

  • Oxjam (Performance in Oxfam)

  • Easter Practice Competition

June

  • ABRSM Summer Exams

September

  • Launch of Southport Piano Academy Lesson Gift Vouchers

May

  • Became a Childrens' University Destination

August

  • Launch of Southport Piano Academy T-Shirts

November

  • ABRSM Autumn Exams

  • Launch of Christmas Baubles Colouring Competition

December

  • Dobbies Winter Concert