Welcome to the
Northern Music Academy

'The Conservatoire for Where You Are'

The fine musician's club is now open for membership - Apply here.

Q: How much practice is enough? Possible answers range from "I practiced, once; I'm still getting over it!" All the way to, "No amount of practice could possibly be too much." We suggest a sensible approach: that you begin with a commitment to practice for 20 minutes a day. This is enough to get you under way. And it's a journey that could take you anywhere! The sky really is the limit. Start your journey now,
with northern music academy - You'll be so glad you did.

Most weekly lessons are now in person, though a few students remain online, and the fallback of online lessons remains when a student needs to isolate. In the music academy we continue with sensible protections, as you might expect with your doctor, dentist etc. This means we can run smoothly, with minimal risk to our vulnerable students, teachers, parents etc.

Our policies are based on currently prevailing data, and recognise that far from going away, the Coronavirus continues to exert an influence on all our lives. Be assured that we continually review the local data, and will act accordingly, as appropriate to the situation. Reflecting this, we are frequently told that nma is the safest place you can go outside of your home and still be indoors. Whenever you may need to, switching to online lessons is easy, and will usually be possible at your regular time, so the need to isolate etc need not be a problem.

Finally, while almost all teachers would admit to enjoying in person lesson the most, and most of us do find them easier, it's equally true to say we have had a lot of practice by now at offering lessons online, and not to over stretch a point we have become rather good at them, as evidenced by the stunning progress made by some of our students taking online lessons for up to eighteen months will attest.

If you would like to join, we will working hard to make it possible, but please note we have been unusually busy with new enquiries as it seems many new students have been saving themselves up for this moment.

Members of the fine musicians club are resourceful and resilient. They want to get where they are going, with musical progress they can rightly be proud of. That's why we are here to help you:

Today and everyday * In person or online * Every step of the way.

Think learning music need be challenging? We'd be happy to show you otherwise. We have a winning approach, and student success to prove it.

Start learning music with us either in person or online now, and enjoy a new beginning you can look back on with joy and pride. Join the many students on a path to a musical future with one to one lessons from Northern Music Academy.

Your Mojo - Rediscovered!

Inquire now, and discover a whole world beyond Netflix.

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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 for the present time access is limited to our students only, so you will not need to worry about crowded spaces.
All the usual range of lessons is now taking place, and during any lock down periods the lessons continue online at the usual time. Thousands of students over the years have chosen to learn piano, electronic organ or keyboard with Northern Music Academy, and they continue as ever. 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 continue at all times as an option for those who prefer them, or who live further away from us.

The new timetable is intelligently designed and works well both in studio (when permissible) and online. This has meant that during periods when students can attend lessons in person, the flow has been managed to a steady trickle. It's a socially distanced success, allowing for learning and enjoyment, and crucially does so in safety.

We have done a lot to make this happen, and the differences are apparent from the moment you walk through the door, though thirty 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'.

There is now a greater range of lesson options than ever before, with smaller group sizes, including 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 Zero Covid - 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

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Music Makes it Better


You can seriously enhance your life with music, but trust the people at Northern Music Academy to take care of you on your journey and you will enjoy it a whole lot better.

We are the people who care, and we look at everything in the round, to make things as easy as possible for you. You just have to bring yourself, your ambition, your enthusiasm, and a willingness to practice, and we’ll supply the rest.

Because the pandemic is still very much with us, we have protocols of care in place to protect everyone, including the most vulnerable children and adults who attend. For example, in order to to keep risk to a minimum for our students our shop has not been open since early in 2021, and even now the opening we have planned is restricted, and it will not be open at busy times for lessons.

Make sure you fully understand the restrictions; they are there to protect you and everyone else, which should make visiting Northern music Academy just as safe as going to your doctor’s surgery.