Farnham Music and Drama is a place for everybody to learn about, enjoy and be inspired by music and drama at all levels.
Private tuition in a range of instruments, music theory and drama
Music classes for children from pre-school to year 2
Singing groups for children and adults
Musical Theatre and drama classes for children
Adult classes including two ensembles and two choirs
The emphasis is on enjoyment of music and everybody is welcome to come along, have a go, and maybe find that moment of creative escapism.
If you wish to attend a group class for children or adults, please contact us for availability and to book your FREE trial session.
Please contact us for further information about what we can offer.
The teachers work individually with each student to improve their skills as a player and help grow their passion for and understanding of music.
Farnham Music & Drama also run theory lessons to prepare students for any ABRSM theory exams. The ABRSM requires all candidates to have passed a grade 5 theory exam or grade 5 general musicianship or grade 5 Jazz exam before they can do a grade 6 or higher practical exam.
We offer a variety of group sessions including children’s musical theatre, a fun choir, jazz band, youth orchestra and parent and toddlers classes. Adult classes include three choirs and two orchestras.
The Suzuki method is based on the philosophy that all children have the ability to learn a musical instrument and can enrich their lives through music making.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is there parking?
Yes, please visit our Contact page for parking details and a map of where you can park.
How long are your terms?
Our terms are usually 10 (Spring and Summer) or 12 (Autumn) weeks long. Sometimes we may only have 9 weeks due to early school holidays and/or public holidays. Please see the Diary page for all key dates.
Do I need to pay for a taster session or lesson?
We offer a first free taster for all our group sessions. However, we do not offer free taster lessons for individual lessons.
Do I have to do exams?
We offer ABRSM grade exams here but also enter students for Trinity, Rock School and London College of Music exams. We found having a goal to work towards helps with overall progress in any instrument your are learning. However, this is not a requirement and you do not have to take any exams.
I want to stop lessons, what do I need to do?
As per our terms and conditions, we require half a term’s notice to stop lessons. Please email or write to us at the beginning or end of each term to allow us enough time to offer your time to someone else. If we are able to fill the time slot immediately, you can stop straight away.
What experience do I need to have to join any of your groups?
There are no auditions or particular requirements for any of our adult choirs or musical theatre groups.
Children’s Groups – You will need to probaby be around grade 3-5 standard to play in our junior jazz band and grade 6-8 standard for our senior jazz band.
Adult Groups – You will probably need to be around grade 3-5 standard for our Rusty Players Orchestra and grade 6+ for the FMD Orchestra.
What performance oppertunities do you get at FMD?
We offer a range of oppertunities to perform here at FMD. We have an adult and children’s soloist concert every term and our jazz bands perform regularly in and around town for various festivals or council events. Our adult groups usually have a summer and autumn soireé where they perform, usually in aid of charity. The annual Christmas concert showcases all our groups and our Centre Stage Company and Grads have an annual production each they will work towards.
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Please contact us on 01252 727617 or visit the contacts page if you have any further enquiries.