Welcome to The Junior Academy of Music
We have been teaching popular music professionally since 2005.
Junior Academy of Music is a family owned organization established by Rachel & Dave Carter. We have been teaching music professionally for over ten years. We now have a staff team of nine, mostly either grade eight or degree qualified and all with enhanced DBS checks. We are currently working with more than twenty local schools including a special needs school and an autism unit. We can provide references if necessary.
We have found over the years that we usually tailor our provision to each school’s requirements but here is an overview of the services we can provide...
Peripatetic tuition - (group or individual) in guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, vocals, ukulele, ocarina, recorder. Where appropriate, we bring instruments into school for pupil use, such as electronic drum kit and guitars. There is no additional cost for use of our equipment during lesson times.
Whole of class / Workshops – Customised to each individual school requirements but anything from a one-off session, a term, or even a full academic year, on for example, boomwackers, African drumming, ocarina, music theory and song-writing. These sessions can be set within thematic or curriculum frameworks.
After school Rockschools – These usually have a performance focus and not so much on learning – we find they work better for children that can already play an instrument.
Live performance – We are involved in the organization of ‘Bosfest’ for Market Bosworth Festival and Hinckley & Bosworth Council’s ‘Snapdragon’ Festival and also several events at Twycross Zoo on an annual basis. These events provide live performance opportunities for all of the children we teach. In addition, we aim to stage at least one school performance per year within our peripatetic pupil’s schools. We know from experience that nothing improves a child’s self-confidence like taking part in a live performance.