Music Lessons for School Children
Structured, informed and responsive teaching tailored to each individual student's learning needs and interests.
Students will learn how to recognise issues in their playing and apply effective and efficient practice strategies to overcome those issues.
Students will develop superior instrumental or vocal technique that is informed by and seeks to achieve expressive goals.
Students will become effective communicators; they will build confidence and self-efficacy.
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.
Student Engagement Program
At AMA we have a team of Student Engagement Officers who design activities and events, such as performances, ensembles, competitions and challenges, and video content to enhance our students' learning experience.
Research and Development
We have a team of Research and Development Officers who study the literature on music education and education more broadly and implement research into our teaching practice, and identify suitable and engaging resources to enhance our students' learning experience.