Individual instrumental tuition forms the backbone to daily activity at Newpark Music Centre. Lessons in a wide range of instruments and styles are available with experienced and dedicated teachers available each day to cover all needs.
Performance activity within the school is strongly encouraged and supported by regular student concerts, participation in chamber and orchestral groups, as well as involvement with our well - established annual Festival.
Assessment and feedback on student progress is achieved through end of term reports and results from external examination bodies. Teachers at the Music Centre enter pupils for Trinity Guildhall, Royal Irish Academy of Music and Associated Board of the Royal School of Music examinations.
Instruments are categorised into the following departments; piano, strings, woodwind, brass, percussion and voice with an additional department offering music theory and junior and leaving certificate.
Piano tuition is available at the centre each day and is one of the most popular choices for existing and incoming students.
The string department comprises Acoustic/Electric/Bass/Classical Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass.
Flute, Recorder, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon and Saxophone.
Trumpet/Cornet, Trombone, Euphonium/Baritone, French/Tenor Horn and Tuba.
Drum Kit (All styles) and Orchestral Percussion - Tuned: Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Vibraphone, Timpani
All styles including: Classical, Pop, Rock, Jazz and Musical Theatre