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Private Music School

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At Colours in Music the syllabus is based on the Colour strings method developed by The Szilvay Foundation. We also use the Kodály Method, where students are taught to understand music through singing before they can learn an instrument. Kodály's ear training exercises and a colour-coded system of notation simplifies the process of learning to read music, giving virtually all children a very good head start and the chance of long-term success.

• Rhythm exercises (clapping, singing and playing)

• Playing a variety of different music styles

• Helping pupils to make their own music and rhythm

• Encouraging children to use their natural creativity and talent

Our music syllabus and programmes

Our teaching technique

Range of musical activities

Every year, we organise three concerts to build our students' confidence. This is an important part of our music syllabus. Through this approach, our students learn how to appreciate their fellow musicians and learn from others.

Concerts for building confidence

The minimum time allotted for individual music classes is half an hour. The syllabus includes colour codes and sound identification, pitch perception and rhythm development. Our individual music classes are available for children from pre-school toddlers to 8th grade teenagers.

Want to learn individually?

Whether you need individual music classes or want to learn music with an enthusiastic group, our music syllabus is right for just about anyone who is serious about learning music.


We serve students in Watford, Rickmansworth, St Albans and Bushey.

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You can perfect your musical skills with music theory. Learning to read music is just like learning to read English. Music theory can also add to your musical abilities. You'll be able to play famous musical pieces that have come down through several generations.


We have two levels of music theory training. The first is for children who have never had any experience with musical instruments. The second level is for those who already play one or more instruments and want to learn musical notation.

Sharpen your skills with music theory

When you study at Colours in Music, you'll get the opportunity to showcase your talent in orchestral concerts that take place thrice a year. Performing in an ensemble can also improve your perception of music and help you gain knowledge of related instruments.


Our orchestral performances include playing with the famous Notting Hill orchestra and single chamber music events organised by our school in Watford. Get in touch with us now!

Build confidence through periodic orchestral performances