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MLC Derby Courses

Music tuition, courses and qualifications in Derby

We offer a variety of courses at MLC, from one-to-one instrumental tuition to group courses and qualifications. Whatever your age, ability or ambition we have a pathway to suit you.

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Graded Music Exams

Whether learning for fun or working towards a qualification, our tutors can teach you voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, music theory and production.

Lessons are structured around the leading international examining boards, including: RSL Awards, ABRSM and the London College of Music. Our syllabus ensures that each lesson includes technical work, aural awareness and performance techniques with a focus on development and progression for each student.

If you have the ambition, we have a qualification for you! Graded music exams are great for developing a range of skills, learning new styles of music and getting a respected and recognised qualification that is a true measure of your playing and musical ability.

The qualifications on offer range from Entry Level through to Level 6 and are designed to be practical, flexible, stimulating and fun, to suit musicians of all abilities and aspirations.

Our courses carry both QCF credits and UCAS points.

MLC is an authorised public examination centre for both RockSchool and Trinity College London. This enables our students to sit their music exams in familiar surroundings!

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Arts Award

MLC Arts Award supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as a musician and creative entrepreneur, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts through participation in music activities, experiencing events, being inspired by musicians and artists and their work, leading their own projects and researching career pathways.

You will:

  • Actively participate in an art form
  • Attend at least one event as an audience member
  • Research the career and work of a musician/artist that inspires you
  • Pass on skills to another person
  • Study with like minded individuals
  • Work in a group
  • Graduate with a live performance

At MLC we also offer the following Arts Award courses:

  • Discover
  • Explore
  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold

The awarding body responsible for Arts Award is Trinity College London, in association with Arts Council England.

Teacher Training at MLC

If you are 18 years and over and have already gained Grade 8 in Music Performance, MLC can offer you the opportunity to work towards an internationally recognised Diploma in Music Performance and/or Teaching, awarded by Trinity College London.

The range of music diploma qualifications uniquely reflects the breadth of the professional music industry. Embracing all music styles and cultures including rock, jazz, popular and world music as well as the rich classical traditions, these qualifications provide sufficient variety and choice to appeal to all areas of the music profession.

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Distance Learning with MLC Online

Coming in 2020

MLC Online is a modern distance learning and teaching platform enabling people to achieve their career and life goals whilst studying at times and in places that suits them. The mission of MLC Online is to be open and accessible to all people – regardless of age and ability – thus widening participation in music education without sacrificing quality.

MLC Online uses well-established methods of delivering distance learning. Our modern learning management system fully integrates multimedia (such as videos, podcasts and infograms) and offers ‘supported distance learning’ by way of peer-to-peer sessions, question/answer forums and frequent surveys – all of which are designed to support student progression.

Our courses are designed to be challenging, rewarding and relevant. MLC students can study both accredited and non-accredited courses.

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