FMA offers tuition in classical, electric guitar, electro-acoustic and bass guitar. These classes are tailored to the individual needs of each students and are suitable for all ages and stages
According to psychological researches, sounds, harmony and singing provide all-round training for the brain. A study done at the University of California at Irvine found that classical music in particular, strengthens the connections in the brain that are necessary for logical thinking.
Jean-Michel Sutcliffe was born in Manchester and began playing the guitar at the age of 7. Jean-Michel is a scholar of London College of Music and after leaving the school, he studied jazz guitar, classical guitar and composition at Trinity College of Music London. He has been teaching extensively since the age of 15 and now teaches electric guitar, classical guitar, and bass guitar to people of all ages in NE London.
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► Weekly individual classes in your chosen instrument/voice with first class teachers. Each Term consists of ten individual 30 minute. Please note that there is a maximum of two students per class of similar level and age. All FMA Teachers are CRB checked, highly qualified and with many years of experience in the UK. They maintain an attitude of constant encouragement and dedication to each and every student.
► Instrumental and Vocal Performance Classes in your chosen subject led by FMA Directors. The Performance Classes enable students to play the musical pieces they have learned with their teachers during the week to a small audience of students and parents. These Classes are very popular among students and parents because they give the former the opportunity to gain confidence, performance experience, listen to other students who have undertaken a different subject (instrument or voice) and thus enriching their musical horizons. During each Term, five Performance Classes take place in Room 1 every other Saturday and they areincluded in the Term fees. Even though the Performance Classes are optional, they are strongly recommended.
► FMA can prepare students for the Trinity Guildhall and ABRSM Grade Exams on their chosen instrument/voice, which offer internationally recognised Certificates and Diplomas. After students have achieved Grade 8, they can apply for a Performance Diploma or a BMus course.
► At the end of each Academic Year, FMA students receive Gold, Silver or Bronze End-of-year Certificates depending on the number of credits they have accumulated during the year. They will also receive Annual Reports monitoring their progress, level of practice and attendance.
► FMA can also prepare highly advanced and talented students for the Performance Diplomaand the BMus Auditions.
► Methods and Materials: FMA offers a wide variety of teaching materials and methods adapted to the capacity and musical interests of each student. The tutors and Course Leaders always make sure that all students work on the best suitable method and material for them. Varied amount of homework will be given according to the level and age of each student.
► FMA provides aspiring musicians withprofessional Support and Advice on the music industry career, competitions, portfolios, sources for further development and music creation.
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