We’re thrilled to be able to offer music lessons as of September 2018. These currently include Piano and Vocal lessons with the intention to add more lessons in different instruments including guitar, violin & drums in the near future. Music lessons are currently available at the Datchworth Village Hall on a Monday evening and are taught by Sara Ashley.
Piano Lessons: Piano is often classed as the best instrument to begin learning to give a full understanding of music and the reading of music generally. A great deal of musical knowledge can be learnt from playing piano and the understanding and knowledge then applied to other instruments. This lesson is a wonderful start or continuation to any students musical journey. Piano examinations can be taken with ABRSM, Trinity or Rockschool, each syllabus offering a unique application to this classic instrument ensuring a style and focus that suits each and every child. Exams don’t suit all children, and no child is ever forced to take an exam. Children will be moved on according to their ability plus Sara also encourages their own creativity through applying their skills to songwriting if that is an area of interest to them.
Vocal Lessons: the perfect class for any budding singer. Learning how to progress, control and develop their vocals through excellent training will allow their voice to mature and grow naturally without strain or damage. Learning vocal technique suitable for their own voice, never taking away their individuality is key to staff at CPA. Every care is taken to develop their vocal range without taking away the special elements that make their voice theirs as every voice is unique and we believe it should stay that way. Part of vocal lessons is also working on stage presence, musicality and providing a believable performance. This is all part of the vocal coaching here at CPA. Examinations are also available with ABRSM, Trinity and Rockschool and depending on each student’s individual style, the most appropriate syllabus to suit them and their needs would be selected. Exams are not compulsory but every child will be moved forward through the appropriate skills and grades in accordance with their ability.