PROGRAMMES

Beginner Level Programme (6-12 years old)

A programme for young people who do not have previous experience in playing a musical instrument and/or any prior knowledge of music theory. The perfect entry point for children seeking to explore their musical potential.

The programme is eligible for children with no prior knowledge of music, but who are keen to begin their musical journey. The students’ musical ability will be tested during the interview. The beginner student will also go through testing with the instructors to be matched with their most suited instrument. This will be based on the students’ feelings towards the instrument, and their natural affinity with it. Once admitted, the dedicated student will finish level 1 in both Musicology and Instrumental Studies.

The student may continue as a beginner for up to four years. Each semester in this journey will count as a level, therefore; the last semester will count as the 8th level, which is the final level of the beginner program.

This programme consists of:

I. Instrumental Studies:
The students will try multiple instruments to find the one that best suits them.
Available instruments: Western instruments such as the Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, and Piano, whilst the Arabic curriculums focus on Oriental Takht instruments, including the Oud, Nay, Qanun, and Oriental Violin.
Nature of Instrumental Studies: The prepared curriculum will be set by the instructors.
Student Count: This class is catered to one student only. Therefore, the student will have a specific programme designed for him/her.

II. Musicology
Musicology is all about music science, such as solfège, theory, harmony, counterpoint, history and composition. In our school, the subject will cover solfège, theory, singing and history.

The class will develop the students’ skills by helping them understand what they are playing and the philosophy of the literature. This includes reading notes to understand the international language of music.

III.Group studies:
Students play in an ensemble with either the same or different instruments. Interacting with other students will allow them to develop their own musical skills as well as participating in the social aspect of the art. Group studies enrich the advanced students’ ability to perform with other musicians, socially and culturally.

Class Schedule

  • Each student must attend at least 75% of each subject during the semester.

  • Students will be assigned three days a week, two hours per day once admitted.

  • Days & timings will be chosen once admitted.

  • Children below 12 years old will have their classes scheduled no later than 19:30.

Advanced Level Programme (6 years and above)

For applicants who have at least some experience with playing a musical instrument and/or prior knowledge of music theory and rhythmic studies. It focuses on helping young musicians harness and grow their mastery in music theory, instrumental instruction and other relevant supplementary knowledge.

The programme consists of:

I. Advanced Instrumental Studies:
Available instruments: Western instruments such as the Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, and Piano; whilst The Arabic curriculums focus on Oriental Takht instruments, including the Oud, Nay, Qanun, and Oriental violin.
Nature of Instrumental Studies: The prepared curriculum will be set by the instructors.
Student Count: This class is catered to one student only. Therefore, the student will have a specific program designed for him/her.

II. Advanced Musicology
Musicology is all about music science, such as solfège, theory, harmony, counterpoint, history and composition. In our school, the subject will cover solfège, theory, singing and history.

The class will help the student to develop their skills by understanding what they are playing and the philosophy of the literature. This includes reading notes in order to understand the international language of music.

III. Advanced Group studies:
Students play in an ensemble with either the same or different instruments. Interacting with other students will allow them to develop their own musical skills as well as participating in the social aspect of the art. Group studies enrich the advanced students’ ability to perform with other musicians, socially and culturally.

Class Schedule

  • Each student must attend at least 75% of each subject during the semester.

  • Students will be assigned three days a week, two hours per day once admitted.

  • Days & timings will be chosen once admitted.

  • Children below 12 years old will have their classes scheduled no later than 19:30.

Application

Application Process

  • The online registration period runs from 1 December to 7 December, 2019.

  • The applicant will be contacted within 5 working days upon completion of their application to determine the date of the interview and entrance exam.

  • The period for personal interviews and examinations runs from 8 December to 19 December, 2019.

  • The interview contains an examination. The applicant applying for advanced level must perform at least one musical piece of their choice.

  • Students will go through a test to assess their musicality.

  • The interview result will be communicated on 19 December via email.

FEES

  • The tuition fee per semester is KD 350 for any of the available programmes. If more than one sibling is accepted, the tuition fee per semester will be reduced to KD 250 per sibling.

  • The fees must be paid in full before studies begin.

  • In case of withdrawal, refunds will be given for any cancellation request before the end of the second week of studies.

  • Refunds are made within 15 working days.