Music Lessons for Adults
Structured, informed and responsive teaching tailored to each individual adult student's needs, goals and interests.
Advantage Music Academy educational programs are not exclusive to children. The Academy works with many adult students, helping them achieve their personal goals whether they are absolute beginners, returning to an instrument they previous started - no matter how long ago - or experienced learners.
Advantage Music Academy understands that many adult learners have busy schedules or irregular work rosters. The Academy commits to finding an arrangement that suits adult students. Some adults attend fortnightly, others alternate between two different days each week, some opt for intensive learning with multiple lessons per week for a short period then take some time off, others still take regular 45-minute lessons and when they miss a few for travel the lessons are subsequently made up for with 1-hour lessons.
“I am (dare I say gulp) a mature age student, absolutely enjoying having lessons again and exploring a different instrument. I graduated with a music degree in 1982. Since then I have taught a variety of instruments, and been very involved with my children’s school music programmes. Now I am the student again. Loving it.”
Advantage Music Academy (AMA) is about a lot more than merely learning to play an instrument or sing. AMA is about life-long learning and developing highly capable learners. AMA teaches students how to structure their learning, recognise patterns, problem solve, listen intently, self-reflect, self-evaluate, value precision, and to pursue excellence.
AMA does not expect students to become professional musicians but teaches students to a standard that would enable them to pursue further study at the tertiary level if they desired. In fact, in AMA's first two years of operation, 5 students went on to study at the tertiary level.