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Information for parents and young people

Dudley Performing Arts (DPA) has long been at the forefront of music education in the Dudley borough, both in the classroom and other community settings.

We offer opportunities for absolute beginners and players of all grades and abilities.

We work in partnership with schools and colleges to ensure the best possible opportunities for children and young people by helping students to develop skills and take part in performance groups.

We offer a wide range of activities for whole classes, small groups and individuals. Our staff are professionals dedicated to specialising in instrumental and vocal teaching.

Current list of instruments that we teach

  • Brass: baritone, cornet, euphonium, French horn, tenor horn, trombone, trumpet, tuba.

  • Contemporary: bass guitar, classical guitar, drum kit, keyboard, orchestral percussion, electric guitar.

  • Strings: cello, double bass, viola, violin.

  • Vocal: voice – all ages and styles.

  • Woodwind: bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, recorder, saxophone, fife.

Theory of music

Theory of music gives students a thorough understanding of the building blocks of music including the basics of timing and rhythm and going on to cover harmony, counterpoint and composition. Music theory also provides an understanding of western music, including composers and their works.

Dudley Music Education Hub performance groups

Through our Dudley Music Education Hub we provide opportunities for children and young people to be involved in regular performance activities. We believe this is a vital part of a child’s musical tuition and enhances their musical development.

:: More information about Dudley Music Education Hub

Resources for parents

This page includes useful information including tutorials, exams, tips to help your child and the practicalities of rehearsal and performance.

:: More on resources for parents

If you have any questions please contact DPA.

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