The School of Music & Performing Arts


The School Of Music and Performing Arts:

At Moira House we run an exciting programme of additional classes aimed at those students who wish to develop their skills in Music Dance and Drama. The classes are designed to compliment the activities and individual lessons students attend through the week.Classes are open to all age groups and are run by our team of professional staff many of whom are active practitioners in their specialist field. For all students we like to discuss the class with them and their parents to ensure that the class will be suitable for their current learning level. We regularly work with professional directors on our theatre productions – such as our current show ‘Annie’ directed by Jeremy James Taylor OBE (founder of the National Youth Music Theatre and choreographed by Keltie Tomlinson who trained at Bird College. Mr Robert Cousins our resident director of Music and Performing Arts has a 20 year history in professional music and theatre. He has been MD on a number of west end and national touring musicals and continues to be the Musical Supervisor for Eastbourne Theatres and Jordan Productions, responsible for 8 professional pantomimes around the country.

Classes run after school, mostly on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday with Monday, Friday and weekends set aside for production and tour rehearsals. We are also planning a regular Saturday morning dance/drama class in the near future.
Classes include:

Group Dance Classes
Subject to demand, students can work towards ISTD Exams in Ballet,
Tap and Modern Dance with a first rate professional tutor in small groups.

Musical Theatre class
Leading to a qualification in Trinity College of Music
graded musical theatre exams.

Theory and Aural
Helping students to develop theory skills from grades 1-8 and study ABRSM/TCM
aural tests/sight reading to enhance chances of success in exams and to
develop general musicianship.

Supervised Practice
For students working towards instrumental and singing exams we offer
supervised practice. At these sessions students will have specialist
supervision to help them get the most out of their practice by
concentrating on targets set in lessons. They will also have the chance
to practice with an accompanist – a vital advantage in the preparation of
exam/performance material and in helping develop general musicianship.