Learning how to play a musical instrument or how to sing is more than just a hobby, and can actually prove beneficial in many ways, such as building cognitive abilities and encouraging creativity, particularly in younger learners. With that being said, Singapore has many music schools that are well equipped to teach and guide anyone who wishes to improve their musicality – no matter their age. Check out these Singapore’s Top 10 Music Schools.
Juzmusic offers several different programs, and these are: Instrumental Lessons, Early Childhood Programmes, Pop Music Programme and Programs for Institutions. The teachings of Dr. Shin’ichi Suzuki are held to a high regard here. Besides this, they are also accredited by ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal School of Music). You can also purchase instruments from them. They currently have three branches.
2) Aureus Academy
Aureus Academy wants to make sure that learning music is a fun experience for the little ones and adults alike. Whether you want to sing your heart out, or pick up an instrument, their teachers can guide you through it. You can opt for individual or group lessons here, and they currently have five centres throughout the island.
3) Edvox Music School
Since 2002, Edvox Music School has offered theoretical and practical insights to music, with the support of qualified instructors. Lessons are offered for violin, piano, cello, flute, guitar, saxophone and clarinet. There is also a program called Funtime Doreme, engineered for those aged between 3 ½ to 5 years old, to introduce them to music education in a fun way. There are currently 5 Edvox branches located all over Singapore.
4) Intune Music
If you feel like your calling in life is to pursue music, then Intune Music would be a great place to hone your talent. They work in collaboration with recording studios and artiste management companies in the music industry, giving students the opportunity to showcase their talents or find employment in the industry. Courses are taught for vocals, song composition, and instruments. There are also classes for children. Their school is located within Pomo Mall.
5) Lee Wei Song School of Music
20 years of experience makes Lee Wei Song School of Music a known name in music education within Singapore. Their secret to success is happiness – a feeling they want to encourage for all who attend their lessons. Classes include Pop Vocal Signatures, Specialised Classes and Masterclasses focusing on pop keyboard, songwriting, artiste grooming, exam prep, and private workshops, as well as their StaR’us Children Program – to introduce kids to music. They are located at the Pico Creative Centre.
6) Madison Academy of Music
Located within Tanglin Shopping Centre is Madison Academy of Music, which is identified as a “premier boutique music school”. They acknowledge the various learning styles of each individual and customize lessons as such. Courses are divided by department, and there are many options available. An interesting course is their Musical Theatre unit, for budding Broadway stars. A roster of teachers are available at Madison, to provide students with expert advice and guidance.
7) Mandeville Conservatory of Music
Mandeville’s mission goes beyond merely providing music education – they’re also concerned with having their students appreciate the arts and providing an avenue for people to explore their musical talents. Moreover, social responsibility is also a cause championed by them, as students are encouraged to participate in community service to share their gift with others. Check out the array of courses offered by visiting them at either of their two outlets.
8) Replugged Music School
In keeping with the YouTube generation, you’ll find many videos from Replugged, showcasing the talents of their students. It is a testament to their teaching for sure, and they’ve also been in the business for over a decade. Located on Victoria Street, Replugged’s teachers are also artistes themselves, who want to share their talents with fellow aspiring musicians. Lessons are available for piano, guitar, ukulele, violin and vocals.
9) Ossia Music School
Ossia is a pioneer where music education is concerned – they’ve been around since 1983! They pledge to offer affordable music lessons to anyone who is interested, regardless of age or experience. Their teachers (they have more than 100 of them) are experienced and qualified. Lessons offered are for piano, violin, guitar, electronic keyboard, organ and music theory. They have eight branches currently, and you can find out more about the locations via their website.
10) Tanglewood Music School
As long as you’ve got passion for music, you will feel right at home at Tanglewood Music School. Their instructors hail from Europe and Singapore and can teach beyond a diploma level. Classes include aural training, vocals, music appreciation and music theory. Piano, cello, and guitar lessons are also offered. They also have music tours, which give students the opportunity to showcase their talents internationally on these trips. Visit them at the Sime Darby Centre on 896 Dunearn Road.