Piano courses – overview

Attending a piano course at The Children’s Music Academy is ideal for children who either wish to learn how to play the piano or improve their pianistic skills with highly qualified and experienced piano teachers. We are delighted to work with fantastic piano instructors who have a genuine passion for teaching children and who have a broad knowledge of children piano education. Thanks to their remarkable expertise, you can be assured that your children will be in good hands and benefit from the highest piano instruction available in London.

Little girl playing the piano

Thanks to their unique approach to suit your children’s needs and abilities, our excellent piano teachers know how to provide piano lessons that are both highly educational and enjoyable. As we wish your children to make noticeable progress regularly, we always ensure that our piano courses are well-balanced and include the main aspects of piano playing such as technical exercises, sight-reading, theory and piano pieces.

Exceptional piano courses for children in a gorgeous environment

  • Excellent piano courses tailored to your children’s abilities
  • Suitable for children aged 3 to 18, from absolute beginners to advanced
  • Well-balanced piano courses for a complete piano education
  • Outstanding piano lessons offered by highly qualified and experienced piano teachers
  • ABRSM or Trinity College grade examinations (optional)

Thanks to the supervision of master pianist Celine Gaurier-Joubert, the piano courses for children offered at The Children’s Music Academy are, without a doubt the most superior courses available in London. You can be assured, as a parent, that your children will benefit from the phenomenal piano instruction they deserve.

How it works

All children aged 3 to 18 are welcome to join The Children’s Music Academy, whether they are
absolute beginners with no prior musical knowledge, intermediate or advanced musicians.

As all our music lessons are provided on a one to one basis, your children are invited to start
their music course at any time during the year and choose the most convenient day and
time for attending their lessons (subject to availability).

All our music lessons are 45 minutes in duration and take place weekly on a set day and

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As we provide personalised tuition for each child, you are free to choose whether you
would like your children to pass the ABRSM or Trinity College grade examinations. Also, your
children are welcome to continue their education for as many years as they wish to, after
attending lessons for a minimum of three consecutive terms.

After completing the registration process, which consists of completing our application
form, signing our terms and making your payment in full or per instalments, your children
are then able to start straight away. The registration process takes place via email.

At The Children’s Music Academy, we require a minimum commitment of three consecutive
terms as we believe that it is the minimum attendance necessary for your children to
benefit fully from their music education.

Please note that lessons must be attended during school terms and that additional lessons
are provided during school holidays, if you wish your children to attend their music lessons
throughout the year.

All our music lessons are provided in the comfort of your residence in Central London.

Term Dates
Autumn Term September to December
Winter Term January to March
Spring Term April to June

Frequently asked questions

We are located at Fitzrovia Music Studios – 60-62 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 7QF.

Children can start their music lessons at any age, as our instructors will use musical games with very young ones who are not mature enough to understand the concept of learning. If your child already shows an interest in music, as young as three years old, he or she is more than welcome to join The Children’s Music Academy. We believe that being exposed to music as early as possible is a wonderful opportunity that should not be missed.

We certainly offer introductory lessons to children who are unsure of being interested in playing or uncertain of the instrument they wish to study. Our introductory lessons are of the same duration as our regular lessons (45 minutes) to ensure that your child truly benefits from his or her first exposure to music. Any shorter introductory lesson would not give enough time to your child to evaluate his or her abilities and enjoyment.

There is no need to have any special talent to join The Children’s Music Academy. We believe that all children are able to learn how to play music and our role is to unleash the music abilities present in each. Of course, some children might be more gifted than others, but in music playing, talent only plays a small part versus benefiting from the advice of an expert tutor and assiduous personal practice.

Of course! We welcome both children who play for their enjoyment and those who wish to embrace a music career. By knowing your child’s intention, his or her instructor will, however, adapt her teaching style and expectations. In both cases, we will always ensure the most suitable and excellent music instruction.

Some parents worry not to be able to help their children due to not having a musical background. Be reinsured, it is fine, as his or her instructor will detail the homework to be completed in between the lessons. If you feel that you would like to support your child further, why don’t you join The London Piano Institute, that is our sister music academy for adults to learn along with your little one? (We also teach guitar, bass, singing, violin and cello at LPI)

It would be fantastic if you could attend your child’s music lessons as it would be an excellent way to understand his or her instructor’s expectations better and ensure that your child can practise in the right manner in between his or her music lessons. We would, however, advise against it, if you feel that your child would focus better when he or she is alone with the instructor.

You would need to purchase an instrument for your child to practise in between his or her lessons. Also, it will inspire your child tremendously and make him or her incredibly proud. If you are unsure of the most suitable instrument to acquire, we will be delighted to advise you and offer our recommendation. Having a good instrument to practise on from day one is essential for your child’s interest and enjoyment.

Yes, you will need to buy the music scores as recommended by your child’s instructor, for him or her to practise in between the lessons.

Your child surely needs to practice in between his or her lessons. There are two factors necessary to make good progress regularly: Attending excellent music lessons and practising daily. During his or her lessons, your child will benefit from the guidance of an expert instructor. Gaining precious knowledge will then allow him or her to practise effectively in between his or her lessons.

It all depends on your child’s current musical level and the speed at which he or she wants to achieve the desired goals. As a guideline, we can suggest your child start with 15 minutes daily, increasing to an hour or two when he or she gets older and more proficient. Whatever the time your child can dedicate to personal practice, we would anyway strongly recommend a daily practice for regular and good progress.

Absolutely. The instructor will give weekly a fair amount of homework accordingly to his or her age and musical level. The homework will be written down in a notebook to ensure that parents are aware of the required exercises and music pieces to be practised. The instructor will also fully detail how to practise effectively for your child to make the most of his or her personal practice sessions.

We strongly suggest all children sit the ABRSM grade examinations as it brings a lot of structure into a music course, inspire children to practise with a goal in mind and offers him or her the opportunity to know his or her musical level. Getting a certificate for their achievement will also certainly make them proud and encourage them to work well to get to the next level.

Due to the high qualifications and expertise of our music instructors, we are sadly unable to offer any discount for siblings. We would, however, be delighted to welcome them at The Children’s Music Academy, should they wish to embark on a musical journey with their brothers and sisters.

How to enrol

Couple looking at an enrolment form

It is very straight forward to enrol your child at The Children’s Music Academy by either contacting our manager Celine Gaurier-Joubert directly at contact@cma.london, by filling in our registration form or contact form. We will endeavour to get back to you within one or two working days.