Music & Arts


Instruments for Hire

The Academy of Performing Arts also has many good quality instruments for hire that have been imported from England for our students.

Instrument Price/Term Refundable Deposit
Violin BD 25 BD 50
Cello BD 30 BD 100
Clarinet BD 20 BD 50
Saxophone BD 30 BD 100
Viola BD 25 BD 50
Flute BD 20 BD 50
Oboe BD 30 BD 100

These prices may be subject to change.

If your child is not sure what they would like to play, then why not enroll them in the Exploring Instruments Course or book some trial lessons on a range of different instruments.

Exploring Instruments

Try out a range of different instruments and hear them played by our expert music staff. Find out how they all work and what interesting sounds they can produce.  At the end of the course students receive an analysis of their suitability to each instrument.

Session will be available when more than 2 students.

Event Day Age Timing Room Max No. Weeks Price  
Exploring Instruments Tuesday 5 - 11 Years 4:00 - 4:30 pm IMR 12 13 78.00 BD Add to Cart

Chamber Music, Orchestra and Fiddle Band

Playing an instrument in a band or orchestra is a fantastic team building experience for your child. It will also play a vital part in training a student’s musical ear and improving their sight-reading skills. Ensemble playing is as important as the music lessons themselves, which is why we are providing it for our students at no additional cost.  All students who wish to attend any Band or Orchestra class must also be enrolled in lessons either through APA or externally).

FREE for students currently enrolled in Academy Instrumental Lessons. 24BD for external students.

Group Instrumental Lessons

These lessons are for a maximum of 6 students.Ensemble playing is as important as the music lessons themselves. Registering for a group lesson entitles you to the relevant Orchestra/Band lessons for FREE!


The ability to sing is invaluable for all music students and is a requirement of the ABRSM music examination syllabus. This choral group will focus on building and understanding or part singing and developing aural skills. Because we value the importance of singing so highly we are making this opportunity free for students who are taking instrumental or vocal lessons with the Academy.Open to all young singers who want to learn how to sing in harmony and develop a strong clear singing voice. We will sing a wide variety of music and perform in a concert at the end of term.

Sight-Reading, Aural & Ear Training

This class is specifically designed to improve the aural and sight reading skills required at the higher examination levels.  Using the well known Solfeg method this class will enable students to improve their skills dramatically.

Event Day Standard Timing Room Weeks Price  
Sight-Reading, Aural & Ear Training Monday ABRSM G4 or above 4:30 - 5:00 pm A11 13 40.00 BD Add to Cart

Theory, Musicianship & Solfège Training

Classes from beginner to Grade 5 in preparation for ABRSM Theory Examinations.

Theory knowledge is vital for improving sight-reading and instrumental skills.  Students wishing to progress higher than Grade 5 in an instrument or voice will need to achieve Grade 5 Musicianship as a requirement.

Music grades and qualifications you can achieve*

ABRSM (Associate Boards of the Royal Schools of Music):

If you are working hard to make progress with your music you need some way of recognising your success and reassurance that you are on the right road. This is exactly what music exams offer:

  • motivation and inspiration, working from a carefully structured syllabus towards a definite goal
  • ­­a measure of personal progress and attainment against internationally recognised benchmarks
  • ­an objective guide to improve your musical skills
  • ­assessment by a respected and independent musician who has been highly trained and is constantly monitored
  • ­­performance opportunities and a real sense of achievement

ABRSM exams are available for almost all instruments and voice.

ABRSM exams are graded 1-8 with 8 being the highest.

UCAS Points:

As a result of this accreditation, students with ABRSM qualifications at Grades 6 to 8 benefit from UCAS (University and Colleges Admission Service) points which can be used as part of a university or college application in the UK.

Trinity College London:

“Trinity exams and assessments are designed to help students progress. They inspire learners and mark their achievement at each stage of their development and at all levels of competence. Our exams focus on assessing skills and how effectively the candidates can apply what they have learnt, not just on knowledge for its own sake. We also encourage candidates to bring their own choices and interests into our exams — this motivates students and makes the assessment more relevant and enjoyable”.

Trinity exams are internationally recognized and fully accredited by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and other education authorities in many countries around the world.