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Because of immense questions regarding where to get lessons, I have compiled this list of music schools to help you figure out where to start. My advice is to check each and every one of them out, and finally settle on a school where you feel comfortable
1. WYNTONN HOUSE OF MUSIC
The Wynton house of Music is a premier music school that nurtures talent by providing holistic music education. They instruct on a variety of instruments, as well as theory of music and music production. They also sells, hires and repairs instruments, provides public address systems for hire, conducts audio digital recording, directing and producing plays and musicals as well as provides live band music at weddings, parties among other events.
They have three branches
Founded in 2003, Sonata School of Music is a professional institution internationally certified by The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. They offer group lessons and individual lessons for both instruments and music theory.
The school is located in Parklands and you can contact them on 0724165100
Jacaranda Music Hub was founded in July 2016 with the sole purpose of propagating quality music education, especially outside Nairobi. They offer individual classes, group classes, choir, orchestra and ABRSM exams opportunities.
They are located at the Mayfair Maisonettes, off Mpaka Road. Block B2
Nairobi, Kenya. To contact them call 0722 878734
Redfourth Academy was founded by prominent Kenyan musician Philip Tuju Sijenyi in April 2016. The aim was to create an institution for study of contemporary music that incorporates techniques of our native music styles and how they can be used to further cultural awareness and continuity. Apart from offering the universal methods of music education, Redfourth Academy Is focused on developing groundbreaking approaches of music education, performance and recording with an emphasis to African music, Dance and Drama.
They teach musical instruments as well as songwriting, composition, music therapy and even film scoring.
Redfourth Academy is located at the 1st Floor, Suite 6A, Southgate Centre, Mkoma Road, South B, Nairobi, Kenya. You can contact them on +254 715209156 or email@example.com
5. INVISIBLE CROWNS
Invisible Crown is a Kenyan Institution that uses the Performing Arts to develop God-given Talent, to nurture Confidence (‘The Crown’) in all their students. Their training concept adheres to International Performing Arts Curriculums (LAMDA, ABRSM, CECCHETTI, and LCM) for technical guidelines all while developing CONFIDENCE with its 5 attributes: Courage, Discipline, Creativity, and Self-Assurance & Poise.
They teach instruments private Instrument Classes, Private Voice Classes, Group Voice Coaching
Dance and drama for both children and adults.
They are located at Crown House, off Vihiga Road | Kileleshwa, Nairobi, Kenya and you can contact them on +254 729 200 560
The Kenya Conservatoire of Music exists to promote the teaching and performance of quality music of all styles in Kenya. Equipped with a teaching staff of 35 highly qualified and committed individuals, both native and expatriate, The Conservatoire’s main focus is to ensure that every interested individual has an opportunity to experience the benefits of learning to play/sing music at an affordable cost. The Conservatoire ensures that the students not only receive first-class, quality training in music, but more importantly that they enjoy the practice and challenges of making music.
They offer classes in a variety of instruments as well as lessons in music theory and ensemble conducting. The lessons are given both at the main branch at the Kenya Cultural Centre, and at the Satellite Branch at the Go Down Arts Centre
I hope you find this list helpful and feel free to comment on some of your recommended schools in Nairobi.