We've got the lowdown on the fun music lessons your toddlers and small people are going to want in on... whether it's piano, guitar, violin or vocal music lessons, we've found them all!
Music lessons in Singapore. Piano, violin, guitar, cello, even the drums – there’s something for everyone! Music classes are something we all wish we had the chance to experience when we were kids. We love to sing into our hairbrushes once in a while, but many of us sadly missed out on actual singing lessons. We also didn’t progress much beyond Three Blind Mice on the recorder when it came to learning music as a child. Which is why we want to give our own kiddos the chance to try out music lessons here in Singapore!
So, how do we go about picking a music class that our kids are in tune with? And ensure the music lessons are age and skill-appropriate? We spoke to lots of music schools around Singapore and got the lowdown on the fun classes available. We asked who they are aimed at and what their thoughts are on encouraging a passion for music from an early age! Psst: it’s never too late for us grown-ups to learn a fun new skill, too. Check out these cool music classes for adults!
Music lessons and music classes for kids in Singapore
1. Muse Arts
What it is: Head to Muse Arts for the perfect way to introduce your toddler to the idea of music. Your little maestros will love getting their groove on while being exposed to rhythms, melody and tempo.
Who it’s for: Tots as young as six months through to 12 years.
What they say: At Muse Arts, we strongly believe in guiding and encouraging self-expression from children. Learning is based on their own experiences during classes but within a controlled environment. Muse Arts programmes are catered for children as young as 6 months to 12 years old. Classes comprise of Music, Dance & Drama activities that encourage intellectual, emotional and artistic development of children.
2. Aureus Academy
What it is: Aureus Academy is one of Singapore’s leading music schools, with over 18,000 students enrolled! Aureus specialises in providing individually tailored piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons and more.
Who it’s for: Aureus Academy music classes are for students of all ages and abilities.
What they say: All Aureus teachers have a minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Music, with many of them having Master’s and Doctorates as well! On top of that, Aureus teachers also have extensive performing and teaching experience, which enables them to share a wide breadth of musical knowledge with their students. The locations are also quite convenient, located in various shopping malls around Singapore.
What it is: Muckypups is a creative class of circle time, songs, games, dancing, bubbles, messy sensory play, music and more! Muckypups isn’t just a music class, it’s an all-round creative play and sensory experience for little ones.
Who it’s for: Toddlers up to three years of age
What they say: Kids love getting messy and experiencing new things! Award-winning Muckypups is all about providing fun opportunities to explore and discover through exciting creative play. We aim to provide activities which engage and enhance the development of every child’s natural imagination and curiosity.
4. Hark Music
What it is: Hark Music provides vocal, piano and guitar classes for aspiring pop stars!
Who it’s for: Teens and adults alike will enjoy these private coaching classes, especially those who are very passionate about music and interested in making music their career.
What they say: 21 years of dedication and still going strong! Our music classes have benefited thousands of music lovers who have attended our public and corporate classes. We encourage ‘beyond classroom learning’, because learning in the classroom is not enough. You will accelerate your rate of improvement when you perform regularly.
5. LVL Music Academy
What it is: LVL Music Academy offers music lessons in violin, cello, viola, piano and music theory. LVL Music Academy is also an instrument shop.
Who it’s for: Kids 5 and up who are keen musicians.
What they say: Let your child unleash their hidden musical talent. At LVL Music Academy we teach young kids to become great musicians. As a leading music school, we provide 1-to-1 private music lessons taught by competition winners, Russian trained and ABRSM qualified music teachers at LVL Studio (near Chinatown MRT) or at the student’s home.
What it is:
Cristofori is a music school offering music classes in piano, guitar, violin, drums, ukelele and musical theory. There are also preschool music classes for little ones.
Who it’s for: Kids aged 3 and a half and up can enjoy these music classes
What they say: Analytical thinking. Memory skills. Self confidence. At Cristofori, we believe your child’s future success and potential can be unlocked through a holistic musical education. Over the years, Cristofori has grown into the largest music company and music school in Singapore with a network of over 38 centres island-wide. Our mission is to fill the joy of music into every household through musical education and quality musical instruments.
7. Harmony & Pitch
What it is: Harmony & Pitch offers piano, guitar, violin and viola, and vocal lessons, and it’s also one of the music schools to over woodwind classes for all those flute and clarinet performers out there!
Who it’s for: Kids aged 4 and up all the way through to adults can participate in these music lessons.
What they say: Harmony & Pitch offers music programmes that are structured to provide your child with a solid musical foundation through specially crafted activities and music exercises. Our objectives are to create a learning platform for your child to gain a good understanding of basic musical concepts and to lay a strong music foundation for his or her musical aspirations ahead.
8. Silversnow Music School
What it is: Silversnow Music School is a MOE registered school that offers students affordable music theory classes, singing lessons and instruction in an impressive range of instruments including piano, flute, violin and even the ukulele!
Who it’s for: Music lessons are designed for kiddos aged four and up. Psst, piano lessons are the most popular choice here for younger music makers.
What they say: Students of Silversnow Music School are trained to be confident young individuals in a conducive learning environment. The school believes in providing students with holistic music education. How? By charting the students’ learning journeys through weekly student progress feedback.
9. Gary and Seven Music Together
What it is: Since 1987, Gary and Seven Music Together, an internationally licensed Early Childhood Music Program, has been encouraging tots and parents to sing, shake, cartwheel and make some noise at the fun, informal sessions.
Who it’s for: Children aged zero to six years, and accompanying parents.
What they say: We are not your typical music class. We do not teach kids the skills of mastering music. Instead, we facilitate and create music together as one big family. We believe that all kids are musical… and adults too! Our classes allow kids to be as adventurous as they want. Each class includes lots of drumming, singing and music-jamming – even cartwheeling into our sessions! Plus, we also believe that once we have music within us, it’s there for a lifetime!
10. Musical Monkeys
What it is: Musical Monkeys’ sessions are conducted in either English or German, and little ones will explore music through song, instruments, storytelling and props. It’s currently online-only due to Covid-19!
Who it’s for: Teeny tiny newborns through to preschool monkeys aged up to five can join in the musical fun.
What they say: Our classes are based on Orff Schulwerk, where children make music through activities that are natural and enjoyable for them. The repertoire is mainly based on traditional songs and nursery rhymes. Each class supports the holistic development of the child’s senses and intelligence, gross and fine motor skills, social and emotional skills, language and creativity. We hope that children leave our sessions having experienced the sheer joy of music. AKA, a natural outlet for creativity and self-expression…
11. Alternate Tone
What it is: Alternate Tone offers guitar, piano, ukulele and even DJ sessions with innovative lessons designed to fast-track progression with minimum frustration.
Who it’s for: These music lessons are suitable for mini-maestros aged four and up.
What they say: Our students will become technically proficient and eventually become musically independent. Aside from learning various technical skills, our students are able to learn their favourite pop songs, too! Our instructors will transcribe the scores and tailor according to their level.
12. Joy Music Studio
What it is: Kids on the East Coast will love Joy Music Studio. The teachers here are dedicated and passionate about engaging young minds with fun music lessons involving a variety of instruments.
Who it’s for: The Music Adventurer Programme has been created for kids aged four to seven. This course is designed to give students an introductory foundation to music by allowing them to select three instruments of their choice to begin learning.
What they say: We believe in exploration and encouraging the students at our music school to explore various instruments. And that means we don’t limit them to one particular course structure. Instead, we empower them to learn various instruments and music styles.
13. Boogie Bug Music by The Amazing Toybox
What it is: Sing, laugh and play with The Amazing Toybox duo, Mark and Reuben. They explore music with rhyme, song, instruments and puppets.
Who it’s for: These music lessons have been created with tots aged one to three years in mind. And for parents, too!
What they say: We use a variety of objects, from puppets, toys to materials, to cover the topics we like to introduce to the children. And different items are used to encourage kids to attempt something new, too. But the most important aspect of our class? It’s making sure lessons are fun and engaging. This gives your kids confidence, so that they don’t worry about other people in the room and just get on with enjoying themselves.
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