The regular courses at Perform School of music distinguish themselves from traditional individual lessons because of a more structured approach aimed at optimizing student learning. Consequently, there is a mix of individual, group, on-site and online lessons. Among the advantages of such variety is the opportunity to make the student's education more dynamic and diverse, as well as the ability to tailor lessons based on the topics covered. The main goal is to maximize the student's learning experience. While the student's commitment, consistency, efforts, and especially the time dedicated to studying the instrument or other aspects of music remain crucial, participation in a regular course provides not only technical, theoretical, and practical knowledge related to the instrument but also a mindset and method to approach the world of music professionally.
The Part-Time regular courses are suitable for anyone seeking a structured and internationally-oriented path in the study of an instrument or singing. For new enrollees, an entrance audition is required to allow the teacher to assess the student's previous knowledge and skills.
In the Part-Time course, the study of one's instrument is delved into within various macro-areas that encompass the skills of the modern musician. Students are prepared in the areas of performance, improvisation, sight reading, ear training, interpretation of pieces in different styles and genres, music theory, and technical knowledge of their instrument and related equipment.
The Part-Time course includes the support of the Artist In Residence Programme (A.I.R.), which involves meetings with teachers and collaborators from the school's English branch and access to a dedicated area on the Music Learning Collective (MLC) website. Through the A.I.R. Programme, students can access additional educational material, engage with foreign teachers and easily track their progress throughout the year due to the special structure of the reserved area.
For the academic year 2023/2024, the course requires a weekly commitment, complemented by a recommended minimum of six hours of personal study per week. In the first week, the collective instrument lesson is conducted on-site, aiming to foster exchange and interaction among students, triggering a mechanism of mutual reinforcement. The second week includes the individual lesson, where the student and the teacher work to review the previous week's work and explore new topics. The online lesson takes place in the third week and is designed to delve into theoretical aspects related to instrument practice, music in general, and personal equipment. Finally, the fourth week includes the ensemble lesson, where the student puts into practice what has been learned in previous weeks in a traditional band formation (drums, bass, guitar, vocals, piano).
At the end of the academic year, the student can take the final exam, leading to the attainment of an internationally recognized title.