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Programs at SSMFA

Personally Tailored to Every Student


Kids at SSMFA

Kids at SSMFA offers three specialized general courses for children aged 2.5 to 6 years old as well as instrument specific programs:

          The Green Class (2.5-3 years) is introductory in nature, exploring singing, rhythmic movement, and percussion exercises, as well as fosters motor skills and rhythm awareness.

          As they progress to the Red Class (3-4 years), the curriculum expands to include body percussion, dramatization, and percussion instruments, ultimately enhancing creative expression.

          The Blue Class (4-5 years) refines musical comprehension through slightly more advanced aural activities, rhythmic movement, and improvisation; encouraging holistic development and a deep appreciation for the arts.

          Maximize your child's early growth with our engaging courses-  if they're stuck in an unproductive childcare, why not invest in something truly enriching?

AMEB & Trinity

Achieve distinction in AMEB and Trinity music exams with our experienced tutors at SSMFA. With AMEB examiner Jane Stacy herself involved, this program is meticulously designed to provide comprehensive preparation for both exam boards. From mastering technical skills to honing interpretative abilities, our program offers a tailored approach that ensures students not only meet, but exceed the standards expected in these examinations.

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Rising Stars Preparation

An exclusive course, RSP at SSMFA is designed to ready students for entry exams into the Sydney Conservatorium's Rising Stars program. With involvement and program design by distinguished Rising Stars teachers Frank Celata, Rachel Siu, and Louise Johnson, our program offers unparalleled insight and expertise. No other school provides the inside scoop quite like this. Elevate your musical aspirations and set the stage for success with our comprehensive preparation led by instructors deeply connected to the Rising Stars experience.

Private School Scholarship

Unlock the door to music scholarship success with our specialized course tailored for private school admissions. Boasting one of the highest scholarship success rates in NSW, our program is designed by experts, including the Principal, who secured her own son as well as many others the coveted Sydney Grammar music scholarship. Led by seasoned instructors, we possess unparalleled insight into the unique requirements of these scholarships, ensuring a comprehensive and effective preparation that surpasses any other. Join us, where success isn't just a possibility – it's an expectation.


Specialist Keyboard Programs

Dive into a world of musical excellence with our range of specialist keyboard programs tailored to meet the needs of aspiring pianists of all abilities. Whether you're a beginner embarking on your musical journey or a seasoned performer looking to refine your skills, our programs offer something for everyone. Discover the joy of music-making with our diverse curriculum, designed to nurture creativity, technique, and musicality.

Master Classes

Step into the extraordinary world of musical mastery with our exclusive SSMFA Master Class Program, unrivaled as one of the most impressive in Australia. Immerse yourself in an unparalleled learning experience led by internationally acclaimed musicians and visiting artists who grace our institution. This program is designed for aspiring musicians seeking the pinnacle of artistic excellence. Elevate your craft, refine your skills, and gain insights from the very best in the industry. Master class viewership is open to all members.


Chamber Music

Embark on a collaborative musical journey with the SSMFA Chamber Music program, where a myriad of ensemble possibilities awaits. Explore traditional string quartets, piano trios, and beyond, including wind quintets and double piano formations. Our program provides a dynamic platform for musicians to hone their ensemble skills, fostering a rich tapestry of musical expression. Led by experienced concertmasters of orchestras and symphonies, this course offers a diverse range of opportunities for musicians to engage in the art of chamber music, promoting teamwork, creativity, and a deep understanding of musical collaboration.

Music Theory & Aural

Unlock the secrets of musical proficiency with our comprehensive Music Theory and Aural Training course, meticulously crafted to enhance performance skills, especially at younger ages. Delve into the vital connection between theory, aural skills, and musical expression, recognizing their pivotal role in shaping well-rounded musicians. From grasping the fundamentals to advanced concepts, our program covers Preliminary to Grade 6, providing a solid foundation for future artistic endeavors. Particularly crucial for AMEB exams, this course ensures mandatory preparation, fostering a holistic approach that propels young musicians toward excellence in both theory comprehension and performance finesse. 


Talent Advancement

With entry via audition only, SSMFA Gifted Students Acceleration program is intensive and exertive. This program offers a unique bundle of up to three lessons per week, with intensive theory sessions covered. Tailored for those with potential, our curriculum goes beyond the conventional, giving gifted students the option to explore chamber music and performance-specific coaching. Seize the opportunity to refine your craft, challenge your limits, and join a community of extraordinary musicians. Audition now and chart your journey towards musical excellence. 

Holiday Music Camp

Immerse your child in a harmonious blend of fun and musical enrichment at SSMFA Holiday Music Camp. This vibrant program offers a unique orchestral experience, engaging group lessons, and the collaborative joy of chamber music. Beyond the notes, participants will enjoy a variety of activities, fostering a holistic approach to musical education. Fuel your creativity with snacks provided as you explore the magical world of music during these memorable holiday sessions. Join us for an enriching musical journey where learning, laughter, and lasting memories harmonize.

International Music &
Cultural Excursion


SSMFA's once-in-a-lifetime International Music & Cultural Excursion is where your passion for music meets a global adventure. This extraordinary course invites you to explore the world's most iconic music venues while engaging in enriching activities with fellow students from around the globe. Immerse yourself in the diverse tapestry of global musical traditions and forge connections that transcend borders. This overseas holiday is not just a journey of melodies but also a cultural exploration, offering an unparalleled experience that blends the joy of music with the richness of international connections. Join us for a musical odyssey beyond boundaries, creating memories that resonate for a lifetime.

Sydney School of Music and Fine Arts
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