At the centre of the RCMJD curriculum is the first study (your main instrument, which may also be voice or composition). A second study is optional, and study of piano is encouraged but not essential. First study jazz instrumentalists are encouraged to support their studies with classical tuition and musicianship.
A third instrument is not normally recommended due to time restrictions. However, harpsichord or organ for pianists, orchestral wind instruments for recorder players and saxophone for clarinettists may be considered suitable. Composition may be a suitable third study, particularly for GCSE and A-level students and class-taught composition is also available as part of musicianship studies.
The standard length for first study lessons is 45 minutes and 30 minutes for second study. Longer lessons are available at extra cost (for more information see RCMJD fees & bursaries).
All individual lessons must be supported by practice during the week as advised by teachers.
Individual study options: