Welcome to Southport Piano Academy

Welcome to Southport Piano Academy

- where learning the piano is fun!

Welcome to Southport Piano Academy

Welcome to Southport Piano Academy

- enquire about your first piano lesson today!

Welcome to Southport Piano Academy

Welcome to Southport Piano Academy

- your child's musical journey starts here!

Southport Piano Academy now incorporating Southport Music Academy


Summer 2022 update:

Dear parents & students


We have just done our end of year finale concert last weekend, which was a musical variety show in aid of the Botanic Gardens. This was a showcase of all our top talent with many teachers also performing and the event raised £800!


The variety show included piano, singing, beatboxing, ukelele, singing, violin, clarinet, dancing and drama!


The chairwoman of the Southport Music Festival, who was our special guest said, “This concert has given me hope that music is still very much alive in Southport!”


Why did we choose this cause?


The “Make a Change For Botanic” campaign is a very worthy local community project which seeks to dredge the dirty lake after the tragic death of a young man, when he developed an infection after falling into the water. The Botanic Gardens is part of our town, Southport’s history and a venue which many families enjoy, therefore our staff and students have a vested interest in seeing its restoration. We were extremely proud of all of the students and the teachers on the night.


In June, some of our students also performed at a summer fete for the Queen’s Jubilee, playing piano and clarinet at Liverpool Road Methodist Church.


As always, our A.B.R.S.M performance exams this year continue with MERITS and some DISTINCTIONS awarded up to Grade 5.
Our studio which opened late last year in Churchtown has been fully operating ever since with around 30 various lessons taking place there including piano, singing and drums with 4 of our teachers. We have grown the teaching team to 19 teachers and are offering ukelele, mobile guitar, cornet, trumpet, violin, beatboxing and saxophone as new instruments this year. We have an electric piano and drums in the studio. (Our other 200+ weekly lessons are at teacher’s 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.
Earlier this year we  launched a dementia music school in Southport in conjunction with local care homes.  The exclusive Southport Piano Academy Music practical course is also nearly complete,  which will be our first music publication. 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. We have a team of 19 excellent teachers, many of whom regularly perform professionally :  

* Piano
* Organ 
* Keyboards
* Voice 
* Guitar (acoustic) 

* Bass Guitar

* Electric Guitar

* Bass

* Ukelele
* Drums 
* Violin
* Clarinet
* Trumpet
* Cornet
* Saxophone

* Beatboxing
* 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   

Claire Kelly
C.E.O (S.P.A / S.M.A)


About Us:

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 4,700 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 £10,000 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.


To discover the AMAZING benefits of learning the piano please click above, this is a brilliant article, well worth a read in PDF format

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