Welcome to the
Northern Music Academy

Secure Entry System for Your Peace of Mind

Hours of Business
From 11.00am Each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Plus From 9.00am Each Saturday

* Highly Qualified, Experienced teachers, all with Music Degrees

* Friendly, Resourceful, and Professional

* Music Lessons In Person & Online

* Leading the Way Since 1989

The fine musician’s club is open for membership – Apply here.

Lessons available now both in person and online. You can switch as necessary, so if the car breaks down, you miss your bus or develop a cough, you can request to take your lesson online. During teaching times we use an entry/exit system with intercom, for your peace of mind. From a health perspective, our period buliding features typically high ceilings and good use of space, plus we use a number of screens, while hand gel is accessible for use on each floor. Additionally, our main teaching studio also features air purification.

Where possible, we recommend attending lessons in person, as they have many advantages, but rest assured if you do need to take your lesson online sometimes, we are highly experienced in delivering tuition that leads to progress this way also. Our professional yet friendly approach, developed since we first opened in the 1980’s, makes for a highly effective learning experience that our students enjoy and parents admire. Though many have tried to copy us over the years, the exceptional strength of our teaching, facilities and consistent good leadership guarantee that the education, care and support you will receive at NMA is unequalled. With teaching up there with the very best available anywhere, ambitious students are well catered for.

If you are ready to learn, then we are ready and able to help, just give us a call on 01977 797422 and introduce yourself!

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 lesson timetable is designed to work well both in the classroom and online. It is adaptable, and future proof. Plus, for your reassurance we use a secure entry system – part of what we refer to as ‘Safer Sound!’

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

Latest Piano Exam Results





Wonderful News – All our recent Piano exam candidates have not only passed but excelled. Four students took Trinity Piano Exams in March, with two gaining strong ‘Merit’, and two scooping a highly coveted ‘Distinction’. We are intensely proud of all candidates, and acknowledge their deserved highachievement, which reflect an excellent work ethic.

Initial grade – Ricardo Shahsavari

Passed with Merit

Grade 2 – Anna Gilroy

Passed with Merit

Grade 2 – Mia Xiao

Passed with Distinction

Grade 3 – Cynthia Xiao

Passed with Distinction

All four candidates are students of Academy founder, principal Darrell Priestley.