It is often an herculean task deciding or even locating a music school of choice in Nigeria especially if you are concerned about the quality of service offered. Today we decided to compile a list of the top five recommended music schools in Lagos State.
Please note that the list is not in any particular order. It does not represent a hierarchical order of quality of service or any other criteria. We are not affiliated with any of the institutions and therefore holds no interest in them, rather these schools meets all our benchmark in terms of what is currently being offered in the country. These music schools are hereby recommended by us to anyone seeking quality music education.
It is our hopes that these would help you in your decision-making when choosing a music school. Enjoy
MUSON (Musical Society of Nigeria) is the foremost and most prestigious music body in Nigeria. It is the umbrella body for music education in Nigeria. It is also the parent of the MUSON School of Music.
The MUSON School of Music was established in 1989 primarily to offer basic music training for children and adults interested in learning how to sing or play any musical instrument. In 2002 the School received the Nigerian Federal Government’s accreditation to award Diplomas in Music which can be equated with those awarded by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) in the United Kingdom. This led to the setting up of the two-year MUSON Diploma School in 2006. Today, the MUSON Diploma school is solely sponsored by MTN Foundation scholarship.
In terms of quality and content delivery, MUSON school of music ranks the highest in the country.
The school is structured into two major curriculum-based components – Basic school and Diploma school. The Basic school offers classes in piano, voice training, violin, saxophone, clarinet, guitar, cello, trumpet, flute, percussions and music theory. The diploma course is a full time 2 year course offering advanced training in music with the following majors: Piano, Organ, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion, Classical Guitar, Voice. It is important to note that Muson’s Diploma School is staffed and led by some of the best musicians in the country.
The school is located in the prestigious MUSON Centre at 8/9, MARINA ROAD, ONIKAN LAGOS, NIGERIA.
Tenstrings Music School arguably the best-spread and most patronized music training institution in Nigeria. The school was founded by Akapo Emmanuel in 2007.
As the most spread school in Nigeria, Tenstrings runs study centers in Ikeja, Lekki/Ajah, Surulere, Festac Town, Port Harcourt and Abuja music school in Nigeria. Most of its centres provides accommodation facilities for students. The school offers a wide range of music courses ranging from Music Performances, Advanced Diplomas, Music Production, Instrument and voice training, the recently introduced Rock School (RSL) Diploma.
Up until recently, Tenstrings music school commenced writing of the Rock School examination in its campus, making it the first and only accredited school in Nigeria to offer students the exams in Nigeria.
It is worth noting that Tenstrings has and is admitting several students from other African countries aside Nigeria. The school is accredited by the Federal Government of Nigeria
Download Tenstrings 2019/2020 Prospectus.
3. Peter King College of Music
Peter King College of Music was established in 1982. It was founded by the legendary Nigerian multi-talented instrumentalist Adeyoyin Osubu popularly known as Peter King. It is reputed to be the first privately-owned music schools with residential facilities in Nigeria.
The school commenced its operation in Maza-Maza Lagos but has since expanded and moved to its permanent location in Badagry, Lagos. Its current facility has lecture halls, rehearsal rooms, an assembly-concert hall and hostel facilities amongs others.
The school is fashioned after the prestigious Trinity College of Music, London, United Kingdom, and Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, probably due to the fact that its founder was trained in these institutions.
It may interest you to know that in term of reputation, Peter King College of Music has produced stars such as Asa, Dotun Bankole, Peter Sadibo and Lagbaja to mention a few. As regards its curriculum content, the school prepares students for the professional examinations of Associate, Licentiate and Fellowship of the Trinity, Royal and London Schools of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Mountain Top Conservatory of Music is a Christian based music school owned and run by the Mountain of Fire Ministry (MFM) church.
The music school was established in 2017. The launch of the school was done alongside the launching of its solely owned Mountaintop Conservatory Choir & Philharmonic Orchestra, reputed to be one of the leading choir/orchestra in Nigeria.
MountainTop music school offers the regular music courses ranging from pre-diploma, diploma, basic studies
It is located at 53 Majaro Street, Onike Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria (By Unilag Second Gate)
5. Waiting to fill this spot
Sorry, but we just had to stop here. Truthfully, there are several other music schools in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole, but we could not recommend more than these. Perhaps we will when they up their games. Stay tuned for update.
We shall be updating this list in the near future. So watch out!
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