Welcome to The TBS Music Academy

To sign your child up for lessons, please contact the Head of Performing Arts (rwynn@tbs.edu.np) who will either allocate your child a lesson slot or ask you to complete a Google Form to register your place on the waiting list.

Meet The Team

Sabin Munikar
Strings Specialist and LCM co-ordinator

I am Sabin Munikar, a trained violinist and pianist. Besides teaching, I have been composing and arranging different genres of music. Jazz, classical, fusion, and pop are my favorite genres in Music.

Simma Rai
Vocal Specialist

I am Simma Rai, a Singer-Songwriter. I have been teaching western vocals since 2014 in various institutions. I compose my songs, have done playback singing and performed internationally as a singer. 

Bhushan Man Amatya
Drum Specialist

I am Bhushan Man Amatya. I have been drumming for fifteen years with various bands/genres and have been working as an instructor and session musician for over ten years.

Bhaskar Swar
Guitar and Ukulele Specialist

I am Bhaskar Bahadur Swar, a trained musician and an aspiring artist.  I am keen about learning, teaching and exploring a range of musical genres and styles. I have been working on various musical projects as a composer/arranger since 2009. I have been a part of the British school since 2018 as a Music Specialist after pursuing my degree in Music from KM Music Conservatory. 

Krishna Neupane
Piano Specialist

I am Krishna Neupane, a classically trained pianist. I enjoy teaching classical music and am currently a 3rd year ethnomusicology student.

Why are instrumental lessons important?

Researchers have found that learning to play a musical instrument can enhance verbal memory, spatial reasoning and literacy skills. Playing an instrument makes you use both sides of your brain, which strengthens memory power.

Playing an instrument helps you get comfortable with self-expression. As children begin to master their instrument, they will probably end up playing to a few audiences, starting with their music teacher or parents, and branching out to groups of other pupils and concert audiences.

Tracking your Child’s Progress:

When your child takes classes with the TBS Music Academy they are provided with a Practise Diary to track their progress. This booklet is brought home to parents each week to keep you up to date with their lesson focus’ and targets to use to practise effectively.

Parents and Guardians are expected to sign off their child’s practise each week.

Inside the booklets have a smiley face rating system to show you how well your child is engaging with the learning and expectations.

For Older students taking London College of Music Exams:

Teaching and Learning in TBS Music Academy:

All of the TBS Music academy team are experienced instrumental and vocal teachers who undertake training and professional development yearly. 

These committed professionals also adhere to the TBS Music Teacher Standards based on the Teacher Standards required of qualified British Teachers. If you would like to learn more about teaching and learning in TBS Music Academy, you can read the standards in detail here

Timetable Policy

Students allocated lesson day will stay the same throughout the year. The time will rotate to ensure that they do not miss the same lesson more than once a term. Lessons run from 8:15am- 4:30pm. On rare occasions a student’s lesson might take place after the usual end of school to ensure equality for all students. As music lessons are currently over subscribed, we do not offer breaktime or lunchtime lessons. 

Students can take a maximum of 2 different instrumental lessons.

Lessons are compulsory for students taking GCSE or BTEC Music at KS4 and KS5.

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