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Emmanuel Church Saturday 3 June at 7 PM
Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead
Our youngest pupils are three years old, although occasionally we accept even younger children if they show clear interest in music; the oldest children in this group are 5...
Children joining this group usually already play an instrument, do solfeggio and attend Junior Choir 2. The youngest children in this group are 4 and the oldest 9 years old...
Pupils in this group play one or two instruments, do solfeggio and attend Senior Choir. The youngest children in this group are 8 and the oldest 12 years old...
This is the most advanced group of pupils aged 11 - 18, many of whom are Grade 8+ standard and some go on to do Diploma exams...
Rachmaninoff Music Academy
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Choose your instrument
"Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love. All the world seemed bright and changed."
William Christopher Handy
"The piano as a medium for expression
is a whole world by itself. No other
instrument can fill or replace its
own say in the world of emotion,
sentiment, poetry, imagery and
"Organ playing is the manifestation
of a will filled with the vision of
Charles Marie Widor
“I just love the viola. I find its
sound very touching, because it’s
very close to the sound and the
range of the human speaking voice.
It can sing, or be dramatic, and it
has a lot of emotion in it.”
"The Cello is like a beautiful woman
who has not grown older, but younger
with time, more slender, more
supple, more graceful."
"No matter what kind of music you’re
playing, the bass enhances the sound
and makes it more beautiful and
“The clarinet, though appropriate to
the expression of the most poetic
ideas and sentiments, is really an
epic instrument – the voice of
“For forty years I have played the
oboe, and still I never know what is
coming out. It is a perpetual
anxiety. But maybe this is good. I
have never the time to get myself
"If you like an instrument that
sings, play the saxophone. At its
best it's like the human voice."
“As soon as I strap on the accordion,
I feel like a different, younger
man. It’s on stage I feel most
alive. That’s what I live for.”
A place that respects and nurtures the young artist that is in each of our children. Choosing it for our son to learn music was one of the best decisions of our life!
Rachmaninoff Music Academy is very different from other UK music schools - you feel that they really care about your children, they really care about their progress, they really care about their attitude to music. That is big difference.
This music school represents an extended family for us, no less.
This is a wonderful place for children and parents alike; the teachers are all very enthusiastic and the children get along great with each other. There is a really lovely atmosphere here.
Our son Max has been going to the RMA since he was six years old and has always loved it. He is now 14 and enjoys spending his Sundays with children of his own age who also love music. The standard of teaching is immensely high. All the teachers really care about their pupils and it feels like a family.
We have been travelling abroad playing music in France, in Italy, as well as London. We have been very happy at this school.
Proud to be part of the amazing, encouraging community of the RMA which perfectly nurtures love to music and young talent and encourages hard work in our budding musicians.
This is a very special and beautiful music school, where children are happy and inspired to learn.
I am so grateful for your completely selfless dedication and all the opportunities, small and large, you create for the children.Your incredibly hard work and profound belief in each and every child have created a very special atmosphere in a truly unique place. I thank the lucky stars that my children had a chance to study here.