Welcome to the
Northern Music Academy

'The Conservatoire for Where You Are'

Beginners Assemble - Start Your Musical Journey Now!

Learning an instrument during on-and-off lockdowns can be a pain,
but not with Northern Music Academy.

We are very experienced at teaching music online, we understand about time delays, and we have developed remote teaching techniques that help you not only to learn, but actually to thrive.

Plus if you are local to our Pontefract base you can choose to take advantage of this and keep continuity by attending lessons with us in person whenever government rules allow.

In the meantime, though learning music online can indeed be challenging, we are as ready as anyone to take you on that musical journey from beginner to true musician, and better at it than most.

Start learning music with us online now, and enjoy a new beginning you can look back on with joy and pride. Join the many students achieving success now with one to one online lessons from Northern Music Academy.

Your Mojo - Rediscovered!

Enquire now, and you'll find there's a whole world beyond Netflix.

01977 797422
Find Guitar Lessons, Keyboard Lessons, Piano Lessons, and much, much more, here in person and also worldwide online, all from the heart of Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Learn composition, learn improvisation, learn music theory, or learn the art of performance. Start now, and by the arrival of spring you will have acquired new musical skills you can really be proud of.

Our facilities are optimised for your safety and security, with excellent distancing and restricted access, so you will never have to struggle with crowded spaces.

Two weeks into a new term, and now five of our great teachers are back teaching live at nma. Guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons are under way. Drum and banjo lessons have resumed, in addition to music theory and of course all types of keyboard studies. Lessons online are also in the mix.

Everyone is really happy to see each other, and it is great to hear people about the place again. The new timetable works a treat, managing the flow of students to a steady trickle. It's a socially distanced success, allowing for learning and enjoyment, and crucially in safety.

We have done a lot to make this happen, and the differences are apparent from the moment you walk through the door. To be fair, thrity two years of responding to need has prepared us well for this.Thanks to everyone for the great comments, by the way!

The changes made will mean the most to those who have stayed home for six months now because of their personal situation. We have created somewhere they will feel safe to go. We hope that the rules will not feel too burdensome to those who are more confident when going out and about, but if so for them we offer lessons online.

Please acquaint yourself with and abide by our new rules. This is a public spirited community, and we care about each other. It took six months to get here - collectively, we call this 'Safer Sound.' Little is unchanged, most things are better, but the warmth will remain the same.

nma now offers a new, future proof lesson model. We thought long, and came up with a great format for fun, for learning, and for excellence. Meanwhile, new protection measures and easily adopted rules mean you can relax and enjoy learning with 'Safer Sound'.

New from this September: a greater range of lesson options, with smaller group sizes, and introducing an exclusive 'Family Pod' group piano/keyboard lesson format. Piano lessons now begin at just £11.00! It's all designed to be safe, reassuring and affordable. You're going to love it.

Online lessons will stay as an option, and dovetail with 30 minute in-person private lessons, with comparable pricing. As ever, you can keep up to date by visiting the News page - written with you in mind.

* Highly Qualified, Experienced teachers, all with Music Degrees
* Friendly, Helpful, & Resourceful
* Socially Distanced Facilities
* We Pursue Covid Zero - Strict Rules in Place
* Music Lessons In Person & Online
* Leading the Way Since 1989

Read our regular blog: http://www.northernmusicacademy.co.uk/news

Pick an Instrument

Below are some of the instruments we can teach you here at Northern Music Academy.

Click on them to find out more.

I go here every Saturday for great quality piano lessons. Each and everyone of the teachers are polite and extremely caring! Would recommend this!

- Harlie W

Latest News






Further Development – Government Introduce New Lockdown

Happy New Year to You!

Surprising no one, the government tonight has reintroduced a lockdown throughout England. The good news for music students is that we were well prepared for this, and in fact we had already begun to move students back online in anticpation of this development. We are sorry that we are temporarily unable to welcome you into our studios, but as many of our students have shown us, it is possible to both enjoy your lessons and also make great progress while working online.

To help you keep improving through this difficult time we are here for you as ever and ready with a smile. Perfect it isn’t, but we promise to try to make it both fun and productive for you, and certainly a lot better than putting all your activities on hold.

We eagerly look forward to seeing you, and just think how good you will be by the time fully normal business is resumed!