About Aureus Academy
Singapore’s Leading Music School!
Aureus Academy is Singapore’s leading music school with over 15,000 students enrolled between our schools. Aureus Academy specialises in providing individually tailored piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, and vocal lessons to students of all ages and abilities.
Aureus Academy opened its first branch in September 2013 at Delfi Orchard. We currently have over 20 locations across Singapore.
Our lessons are designed to engage each student in a way that suits their learning style. Our teachers tailor the lessons so they are specific to the learning goals of each student. We have students who have never touched an instrument before, students who want to learn classical, or even pop music such as Coldplay. All of these students have their music lessons tailored to their goals by our highly qualified teachers!
Aureus Academy has been featured in a number of magazines, papers, blogs, and more!
See below for some of the most frequently asked questions at Aureus Academy!
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Our goal is to assure that each and every child receives an excellent foundation and an enjoyable learning experience. Because of this, we only hire teachers who hold qualifications (Bachelor’s and Master’s) from performing arts universities. Several of our teachers even have glowing reviews from the Straits Times as solo performers! Also, while these qualifications are very important, an equally important step is a training process that is unique to Aureus Academy which ensures that teachers are able to communicate and work with the youngest students.
In addition to this, we allow, and encourage, parents to sit in lessons so they can actively participate in the development of their child’s musical journey. We understand that parents are busy and can’t always make time to sit in, so we’ve also designed our very own student handbook that allows for communication and updates on a weekly basis. Teachers keep parents informed of each lesson by writing in the student handbooks; technique, pieces, aural, sight reading, theory, and practice notes.
Aureus Academy parents don’t have to worry about make up lessons as we are extremely flexible. We understand that things come up last minute, or children wake up sick! Because all of our teachers are full-time, we are able to give you make up lessons whenever your schedule allows. We often extend lessons or arrange lessons on other days based on your preference and availability.
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We think that the most important thing is that the student and teacher have excellent chemistry. All parents should request a trial lesson (preferably free!) that allows you to see whether or not your child is receptive to the teacher and his/her teaching styles. We have always made it part of our core philosophy to offer free trials at Aureus Academy, as it is critical to see how your child and teacher work together before making any commitments.
At Aureus Academy, we believe that individual lessons are fundamental to ensure consistent learning and progress. While group lessons do allow for exposure, we have always felt strongly that the personalised attention received in an individual lesson allows for a more progressive and enjoyable learning experience.
How would I know if my child has a flair in music? Should my child start with music appreciation before specializing in a particular instrument?
Music is a fundamental part of what makes us human. We believe that all children have equal potential, and while certain aptitudes or strengths may manifest themselves in different ways, it is the responsibility of the teacher to help discover and develop natural talent. When students are very young, we recommend learning the piano or violin in an individual setting as they are excellent instruments for developing a strong foundation.
The benefits of learning a musical instrument are too many to number! By learning a musical instrument, children develop motor skills, cognitive abilities, discipline and are able to broaden their emotional horizons. We fundamentally believe that learning a musical instrument can have a tremendous number of benefits later in your life, even if you choose a completely different profession. Many of the world’s greatest minds and leaders, such as Albert Einstein and recent Nobel Laureate (Nobel Prize for Medicine 2013) Dr. Thomas Sudhof all emphasize how important learning a musical instrument was to achieving their great successes.
My child finds it tiresome to practice; is there any hard and fast rule about home practice? How do I make it interesting?
The key to success in practice is developing a regular routine. Children thrive on structure, and it’s critical that regular practice (even if only for 5-10 minutes) becomes a part of a daily routine. People often get stressed out about practice as they reserve everything at the last minute, which results in the negative learning experience. If parents can make practice a positive part of a daily routine (using rewards help!) it becomes a much more positive, and beneficial experience for all.
Yes, many of our locations feature state-of-the-art recital halls that can seat anywhere between 40 – 150 pax. Our student and teacher recitals are hosted at these locations. In addition, we organise music camps a few times a year where students get to join their peers in countless fun musical activities including pre-concert stage etiquette sessions leading to the actual performance by students.