Aura Music Academy, 4 Lloyd Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2DE, 0161 941 1554, info(at)auramusicacademy.com
I was delighted on Tuesday last to be welcomed into the Aura Music Academy by the owner, Beth, for an interview.
Aura Music Academy is a brand new music education centre based in Altrincham, Cheshire. It has a bright, newly decorated interior with paint tins in one room and lots of work still to do, but already you can feel the atmosphere just waiting to grow and the welcoming vibes were already in situ.
Beth just finished her course at the Royal Northern College of Music back in June although she doesn’t graduate until later. Opening this venture in September (20th) has seen her move from student to fully fledged business woman in one fell swoop and you can see the excitement as she talks about the plans she has for the academy for the next few years.
At the present there are just 4 rooms for 1:1’s on the ground floor. Each area is fully soundproofed and equipped with instruments. There are already 30 students on the books and when the rest of the building is refurbished there will be room for many more, with 7 1:1 rooms, 3 large group sessions rooms and, in the basement, a large recording studio. (If you get Pizza whilst recording you can thank me ;))
They can teach a range of lessons at Aura, from 1:1 music tuition through to group sessions and school workshops. For now, until the building work is finished, Beth is using other sites throughout Altrincham for group lessons so keeping it going and growing it from day one.
On the skirts of the Academy will be the Aura Music Foundation, a not for profit arena for giving scholarships and helping bring the music to people who may not normally have the finances for such learning. Beth hopes this will be paid for mainly with concert takings and even busking which the students are beginning in December in Altrincham town centre.
All teachers are DBS certified and, at present, freelance. This will allow Beth to grow the academy carefully without being responsible for hefty wage costs every week. The full building will be open an active in March 2017.
So, if you wish to sing in tune, play a violin like Vanessa, or piano like Liberace, I strongly suggest calling in and booking a class with Aura Music Academy.
Good luck Beth, see you soon for my lessons!
The first group event is
UKULELE and GUITAR classes beginning at The Hub, Altrincham, on November 1st.
Beginner Ukulele: 4.30 – 5.15pm Guitar Academy: 5.15pm – 6pm
To book your place please email beth(at)auramusicacademy.com or phone 0161 941 1554