Welcome to Sheffield Music Academy!

We are a music education charity supported by the Department of Education’s Music and Dance Scheme and are one of 15 Centres for Advanced Music Training in the UK. Sheffield Music Academy offers expert tuition and specialist training for young people (aged 8-18) with outstanding ability, dedication and potential, across the Sheffield City Region and surrounding area.  We seek to deliver musical excellence within a supportive, encouraging and welcoming environment.

Every student at the Sheffield Music Academy receives individual support and a tailored timetable to help them maximise their musical potential.  We offer tuition on a range of instruments, in a variety of genres including folk, popular and contemporary music but with a particular focus on classical styles. Practical studies are underpinned with technical and theoretical studies. A limited number of means-tested DfE grants help toward achieving our vision for the tutorship of talented young musicians, regardless of personal circumstances.

In 2006 we opened our doors to 13 students and now provide music education for 120 students, many of whom have gone on to study music at conservatoire or university. The Academy runs for 30 Saturdays during term time from 8.30am-5.00pm at Birkdale Senior School, Sheffield. Visit our Study at SMA page to find out more about Saturdays at the Academy.


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