Updated 16.04.21

nma is pleased to be offering a mix of in person and online lessons from our Ropergate base once more.

You can usually rotate from in person to online lessons whenever you need to, subject to giving us notice, and with the exception of class lessons you can normally keep the same time when doing so.

Lessons continue online for singing and woodwind instruments, and as an option for anyone else who prefers to study remotely, now or indeed at any time.

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16.06.20 – Darrell Priestley

Hi everyone. We have all had some tough challenges, but it will pay us all long term to keep our heads and think things through carefully. This is exactly what we do here at the Northern Music Academy, and you should not be expecting any rash moves from us.

Some of our students have been asking when they can return to lessons in person. We are delighted, and we feel just the same way. However, caution is the byword, and although we believe that we are moving in that direction, we judge it still to be a little early.

However, because so much has changed, and as part of our ongoing risk management, we believe it will be necessary to rework the timetable when we reopen. We all want the lessons, it’s a way of life. So, while there may well be changes, we will find a way to make it work.

I will be the first to say that teaching online has many challenges compared with teaching live, and it can be much harder from the teacher’s point of view. However, even while the sound can so often be less than perfect, one thing it has done is to make us all use our ears very much more than usual, and I’ve noticed quite a few students have really benefited from this.

Really looking forward to seeing you again, but we will of course let you know when that is possible. Remember too, just visit this blog to stay up to date with any developments. In the meantime, take care out there!