Age limits apply for new prospective students wishing to enter the YPM Music School. Age limits are being calculated at the time of application and are as follows:
|Piano||5 - 12 years|
|Violin||5 - 12 years|
|Guitar||8 - 17 years|
|Flute||8 - 15 years|
|Voice||male||18 - 32 years|
|female||16 - 30 years|
Please note that above age limits apply for acceptance into grade 1 of the Basic Education Program at the YPM Music School and do not assume prior instrumental experience by the applicant.
Applicants who exceed the age limits given above may still be accepted into the YPM Music School as long as their instrumental ability is equivalent to 1 + the difference between the applicants age and the maximum age limit for his/her chosen instrument. In such case prior musical experience is expexted and will be evaluated during the entrance auditions.
An example: A 14 year old applicant wishing to study the piano must prove instrumental abilities equivalent to grade 3 of the YPM Music School.
|Applicants actual age||14|
|Maximum age limit for piano||-12|
Selecting a suitable teacher for each and every student is one of our highest concerns. The YPM Music School welcomes teacher requests and, passing due evaluation, attempts for requests to be served as best as possible.
More often than not, students who study the same instrument with more than 1 teacher simultaneously end up confused more than enriched. Students, especially ones in their early developmental stages, lack both the capability and experience to digest different pedagogical approaches and techniques and thus, while either approach in itself may be legit and proven, find themselves progressing less idealy.
With this in mind, the YPM Music School does not allow its students to study the same instrument simultaneously at another institution/with a second teacher unless a) the student is of advanced standing (Pre Conservatory Program) or b) the student seeks to study outside the classical dicipline taught at the YPM Music School.
Yes, we do, but please let us know. While your intention to participate in a competion, a master class, a TV appearance or any other public event is applaudable it may temporarily affect your studies at the YPM Music School; your teachers may be able to support you in your preparations, understand why you are extremely tired or why you are missing from a class.
Due to the nature of our curriculum, registration of new prospective students is generally only accepted during the official registration period taking place in February each year. Please consult our calendar for up-to-date information.