BA Music Junior Academy

University of Plymouth music department is launching the BA Hons Music Junior Academy from October 2018. 

The Junior Academy is looking for young musicians (12 to 16 years) who have aspirations to study music at degree level. The Junior Academy offers music lessons from experienced teachers in the South West of England, who will develop their skills as they work towards instrumental and theory grades. Members of the Junior Academy will be on route to an unconditional offer onto the BA (Hons) Music degree at University of Plymouth.

Involvement in University musical societies will be accessible to Junior Academy members. This includes invitations to selected Arts Institute events, which will be offered to members and their families. 

We are looking forward to inviting Junior Academy members into the world of music in Higher Education. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Junior Academy please ask a parent/guardian or teacher to email Lee Whittock to arrange a meeting. 

Funding

Instrumental lessons

There are a limited number of part or fully funded programs for talented pupils who meet the requirements of the funding body. Further information about funding can be obtained by contacting Lee Whittock

Theory lessons

Each member of the Junior Academy who receives instrumental lessons will be eligible to have music theory lessons fully funded up to Grade 5 theory. 

Application requirements

1. Ideal applicants will be aged between 12 to 16 years. 

2. Preferably each applicant will already have achieved one instrumental grade. 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Junior Academy please ask a parent/guardian or teacher to email Lee Whittock to arrange a meeting. 

Costs

Instrumental lesson hourly rate £35
Instrumental lesson hourly rate 50% funded £17.50
Instrumental lesson hourly rate 100% funded FREE
Theory lessons hourly cost FREE
Involvement in University BA Music events FREE
Arts Institute invitations FREE
Assistance with UCAS/Unconditional Offer FREE

All payments should be made to the instrumental teachers directly. University of Plymouth does not profit nor receive any funds from the cost of these lessons.

Contact details

For all details about the Junior Academy please email Lee Whittock.

Address

BA Music Junior Academy
Room 103
6 Portland Villas
Drake Circus
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA