- Music First
- Advanced Course
- Community Music
The Music First course is aimed at young beginners and aiding their first steps in music, theory, reading and the fret board. A holistic approach is taken with the pace being set by the students abilities and aspirations.
The Advanced course is about advanced training, musicianship skills and coaching for music college auditions and ABRSM exams, especially at achieving grade 8 or diploma level where students generally achieve merit or distinction grades.
The Community Program is unique within the UK and is the only course to help adult learners reach their own personal goals on guitar within a conservatoire environment. The lessons are there fore are open and range from classical to rock music.
The Junior Conservatoire has a vibrant and innovative guitar department that caters for students from Wales and England who have a burning desire to be professional classical musicians. The College is sited on the edge of Bute park in the centre of Cardiff; guitar lessons are located in the heart of the Anthony Hopkins Centre, which used to be the old stable yard. Teaching within the department is focused on empowering students to achieve their best, and is geared towards helping them gain a foothold onto the road to mastering their instrument; no matter what their goals or which course they're on.
Students benefit greatly from what the Royal College of Music and Drama has to offer. In addition to weekly lessons, they perform in a masterclass each year along with workshops and lectures. Advanced students meet for 2 hours a week, to get acquainted with chamber repertoire in duos or trios. There are also a variety performance opportunities and concerts on and off campus that students are encouraged to partake in. Each term the students perform major solo and chamber pieces for the Conservatoires Concert Series held in the brand new Raymond Edwards building. The College is also now home to Julian Bream's personal scores, artwork and manuscripts. The College has an access for all policy and so bursaries and scholarships are available.
Currently Rhayn has a 100% success rate for both exams and auditions which include Royal College, Trinity, Guildhall, Royal Northern and Royal Welsh College. As well as specialized schools such as the Purcell School, Chethams and National Youth Guitar Ensemble. For the last two years students from the College have placed first and second in the South Wales Guitar Society Competition along with many other accolades.