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Online Music School

Virtual Ingenium Music Academy

 

Future dates to be announced soon - register your interest

 

Join us for the ultimate online music summer school experience including interactive & exclusive music instruction with world-class professionals and be part of our Ingenium Family.

 

Virtual Ingenium combines the excellence of intense music tuition with the community spirit of the Ingenium Academy. Now in our tenth year, we are bringing our experience from a decade of world-class music making into our virtual environment.

 

Following a successful summer online we are creating more courses throughout the year, subject to demand. Click below to register your interest for courses at Christmas/New Year, Easter and half term holidays.

 

Register your interest for Virtual Ingenium courses

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Choose from six exceptional music programmes

 

Experience online one-to-one lessons with top musicians including names from the London Symphony OrchestraRoyal Opera House & Royal College of Music

 

Learn and make music with like-minded young musicians all around the world

 

Take part in interactive online workshops and Q&A sessions with experienced professionals

Choose your programme

All programmes are open to students aged 13 to 21.

 

Learn online from the best

Our faculty are among the world’s leading classical music performers and educators. The Ingenium team are carefully selected not only for their experience, musicianship and expertise, but also for their energy and enthusiasm for working with young musicians and their talent for teaching.

 

Each programme includes:

  • 3 hours per day of face-to-face interactive tuition with our esteemed tutors
  • One-to-one lessons with an experienced teacher
  • A rich and diverse schedule of online workshops
  • Rehearsals and group tuition
  • Q&A sessions and masterclasses with respected professionals
  • Access to our Ingenium Community, with time for online social interaction and discussion topics, social events and activities
  • A safe and stimulating learning environment
  • A focus on good physical and mental health, mindfulness and wellbeing.

 

Through participating in Virtual Ingenium, students will:

  • Improve their musical ability, technique, aural skills and knowledge
  • Receive high quality feedback from their teachers
  • Be inspired by top artists in a unique, elite environment
  • Meet like-minded young musicians all around the world
  • Perform as part of the Ingenium Academy Virtual Ensembles (or have your composition performed), and receive a video memento of the performance.

 

See detailed course outlines below:

Piano Programme

Develop and improve all aspects of your playing with world-class tutors

 

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Our online Piano Programme is for passionate and talented pianists who wish to develop and improve all aspects of their playing, gain healthier practice habits, improve musicianship and listening skills, build performance confidence, and join a global community of young musicians.

 

Group lessons

Every day will include 3 hours of face-to-face interactive sessions with our esteemed piano tutors.  As a group, piano students will also learn repertoire to be performed as a virtual piano performance at the end of the programme.

 

Group classes will discover topics such as:

 

  • Warm ups and practice strategies
  • Sightreading – in small groups divided by level
  • Technique  – in small groups divided by level
  • Performance skills and anxiety
  • Q & A sessions with top artists
  • Musical meaning and context
  • Exercises, scales and etudes
  • Aural skills and music theory
  • Jazz piano
  • Improvisation and communication
  • Audition technique and preparation
  • Conducting
  • Alexander Technique
  • Solo masterclasses and performance classes

 

Please note group sessions will not take place on Sundays.

 

Individual tuition

Over the six days, every piano student will receive 2 x 45 minute one-to-one online piano lessons. Our teachers are established, successful pianists who have busy concert and recording careers as soloists and chamber musicians, as well as playing in the pit of the Royal Opera House and with orchestras such as the London Sinfonietta. You will be able to look in depth at aspects of your playing that you most wish to improve, develop your technique and master repertoire.

 

Ingenium Classroom

As part of the course, you will also have access to our Virtual Ingenium classroom where you will find your daily timetable, music downloads, class resources, extra videos and resources to help you study in your own time, and details about Virtual Ingenium community events.

 

Ingenium Community

As a part of the Ingenium Community you will belong to a family of like minded young musicians. There will be scheduled times for online social interaction and discussion topics, plus social events and activities to take part in such as swing dancing, quizzes and BBQs! Sessions will also include a focus on good physical and mental health, mindfulness and wellbeing. 

 

Dates, fees & session times to be announced soon

 

Register your interest

Conducting Programme

Gain experience and expert tuition in conducting and musicianship

 

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Our online Conducting Programme is a unique experience for young conductors to gain experience and expert tuition in conducting, improve musicianship and listening skills, build confidence, and join a global community of young musicians.

 

Students will work on conducting technique, master scores and repertoire, develop aural and musicianship skills, and learn about conducting and the life of a musician through interviews and discussions with world-class industry professionals.

 

Group coaching

Every day will include 3 hours of face-to-face interactive sessions with Tim Redmond. Tim is a regular guest conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and is Professor of Conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

 

Conducting students will also have the opportunity to study the orchestral and choral repertoire and lay click track conducting videos for our virtual orchestra and choir performances at the end of the online summer school.

 

Group classes will discover topics such as:

 

  • Warm ups and practice strategies
  • Score reading and preparation
  • Posture and technique
  • Performance skills and anxiety
  • Q & A sessions with top artists
  • Musical meaning and context
  • Rhythm development
  • Aural skills and music theory
  • Composition and arranging
  • Improvisation and communication
  • Audition technique and preparation
  • Alexander Technique

 

Please note group sessions will not take place on Sundays

 

Individual mentoring and tuition

Over the six days, every conducting student will receive one-to-one online conducting lessons and mentoring with Tim Redmond. The conducting class will be a small, intimate class where you will be very much part of a group that works together and shares the work and ideas of each individual. This one-to-one time will be important for you to be able to look in depth at aspects of your conducting that you most wish to improve and develop your technique.

 

Ingenium Classroom

As part of the course, you will also have access to our Virtual Ingenium classroom where you will find your daily timetable, music downloads, class resources, extra videos and resources to help you study in your own time and details about Virtual Ingenium community events.

 

Ingenium Community

As a part of the Ingenium Community you will belong to a family of like minded young musicians. There will be scheduled times for online social interaction and discussion topics, plus social events and activities to take part in such as swing dancing, quizzes and BBQs! Sessions will also include a focus on good physical and mental health, mindfulness and wellbeing.

 

Dates, fees & session times to be announced soon

 

Register your interest

Composition Programme

Develop composition techniques, improve your musicianship and listening skills, and join a global community of young musicians

 

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Our online Composition Programme is for passionate and talented composers with a passion for writing and discovering new music, who want to develop technique, improve musicianship and listening skills, and join a global community of young musicians.

 

Under the guidance of some of the UK’s foremost composers, musicians and specialist teachers, students will work on individual pieces in their preferred style, and broaden their appreciation and understanding of different genres and techniques of composition. They will develop aural and musicianship skills, and learn about the life of a musician through interviews and discussions with world-class industry professionals.

 

Group coaching

Every day will include 3 hours of face-to-face interactive sessions with our esteemed tutors and workshop leaders. Students will work on their own compositions, which will be workshopped, performed and recorded at the end of the programme.

 

Group classes will discover topics such as:

 

  • Compositional technique
  • Harmony
  • Orchestration and writing for different instruments
  • Developing musical material, themes and ideas
  • Improvisation and communication
  • Q & A sessions with top artists
  • Musical meaning and context
  • Aural skills and music theory
  • Conducting
  • Alexander Technique 

 

Please note group sessions will not take place on Sundays 

 

Individual tuition

Over the six days, every composer will also receive one-to-one online composition lessons with a leading professional. Our tutors are experienced professional composers, whose music has been performed internationally by the finest organisations including the BBC Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Opera North.

 

Ingenium Classroom

As part of the course, you will also have access to our Virtual Ingenium classroom where you will find your daily timetable, music downloads, class resources, extra videos and resources to help you study in your own time, and details about Virtual Ingenium community events.

 

Ingenium Community

As a part of the Ingenium Community you will belong to a family of like minded young musicians. There will be scheduled times for online social interaction and discussion topics, plus social events and activities to take part in such as swing dancing, quizzes and BBQs! Sessions will also include a focus on good physical and mental health, mindfulness and wellbeing.

 

Dates, fees & session times to be announced soon

 

Register your interest

Vocal Programme

Improve your singing technique, learn choral repertoire, gain healthier practice habits, improve musicianship and listening skills and build confidence

 

More information

 

Our online Vocal Programme is for passionate and talented singers who want to improve their voice and singing technique, learn choral repertoire, gain healthier practice habits, improve musicianship and listening skills, build performance confidence, and join a global community of young musicians.

 

Students will work on solo and ensemble technique, master choral repertoire, develop aural and musicianship skills, and learn about the life of a musician through interviews and discussions with world-class industry professionals.

 

Group coaching

Every day will include 3 hours of face-to-face interactive sessions with our esteemed choral conductors, vocal workshop leaders and teachers. Vocal students will learn choral repertoire to be performed as a virtual choir at the end of the programme.

 

Ensemble classes will discover topics such as:

 

  • Warm ups and practice strategies
  • Vocal health, posture and technique
  • Performance skills and anxiety
  • Q & A sessions with top artists
  • Musical meaning and context
  • Exercises, scales and etudes
  • Aural skills and music theory
  • Composition, song writing and arranging
  • Improvisation and communication
  • Audition technique and preparation
  • Conducting
  • Alexander Technique
  • Solo masterclasses and performance classes

 

Please note group sessions will not take place on Sundays

 

Individual tuition

Over the six days, every vocal student will receive 2 x 45 minute one-to-one online singing lessons with a leading professional. Our teachers are recruited from the finest organisations in the UK including the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Swingle Singers. You will be able to look in depth at aspects of your singing that you most wish to improve, develop your technique and master repertoire.

 

Ingenium Classroom

As part of the course, you will also have access to our Virtual Ingenium classroom where you will find your daily timetable, music downloads, class resources, extra videos and resources to help you study in your own time and details about Virtual Ingenium community events.

 

Ingenium Community

As a part of the Ingenium Community you will belong to a family of like-minded young musicians. The online summer school will include time for online social interaction, discussion topics and social events and activities to take part in such as swing dancing, quizzes and BBQs.

 

Dates, fees & session times to be announced soon

 

Register your interest

Orchestral Programme

Learn orchestral repertoire, improve instrumental technique, gain healthier practice habits, improve musicianship and build your confidence alongside new friends

 

More information

 

Our online Orchestral Programme is for passionate and talented classical instrumentalists who want to learn orchestral repertoire, improve instrumental technique, gain healthier practice habits, improve musicianship and listening skills, build performance confidence, and join a global community of young musicians.

 

Students will work on solo and ensemble technique, master orchestral repertoire, develop aural and musicianship skills, and learn about the life of a musician through interviews and discussions with world-class industry professionals.

 

Group coaching

Every day will include 3 hours of face-to-face interactive sessions with our esteemed orchestral conductors, workshop leaders and teachers. Orchestral students will learn orchestral repertoire to be performed as a virtual orchestra at the end of the programme.

 

Ensemble classes will discover topics such as:

 

  • Warm ups and practice strategies
  • Instrumental technique
  • Performance skills and anxiety
  • Q & A sessions with top artists
  • Musical meaning and context
  • Exercises, scales and etudes
  • Aural skills and music theory
  • Composition and arranging
  • Improvisation and communication
  • Audition technique and preparation
  • Conducting
  • Alexander Technique
  • Solo masterclasses with guest artists

 

Please note group sessions will not take place on Sundays

 

Individual tuition

Over the six days, every orchestral student will receive 2 x 45 minute one-to-one online lessons with a leading professional instrumentalist. Our tutors are recruited from the finest orchestras in the UK including the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic. You will be able to look in depth at aspects of your playing that you most wish to improve, develop your technique and master repertoire.

 

Ingenium Classroom

As part of the course, you will also have access to our Virtual Ingenium classroom where you will find your daily timetable, music downloads, class resources, extra videos and resources to help you study in your own time and details about Virtual Ingenium community events.

 

Ingenium Community

As a part of the Ingenium Community you will belong to a family of like-minded young musicians. The online summer school will include time for online social interaction, discussion topics, social events and activities to take part in such as swing dancing, quizzes and BBQs.

 

Dates, fees & session times to be announced soon

 

Register your interest

Saxophone Programme

Expand your repertoire, improve your technique, gain healthier practice habits, develop your musicianship and meet other passionate young saxophonists around the world

 

More information

 

Our online Saxophone Programme is for passionate and talented saxophonists who want to expand their repertoire, improve technique, gain healthier practice habits, improve musicianship and listening skills, build performance confidence and join a global community of young musicians.

 

Students will work on solo and ensemble technique, master saxophone repertoire and techniques, develop aural and musicianship skills, and learn about the life of a musician through interviews and discussions with world-class industry professionals.

 

Group coaching

Every day will include 3 hours of face-to-face interactive sessions with our esteemed tutors and workshop leaders. Students will also learn ensemble repertoire to be performed as a virtual saxophone choir at the end of the programme.

 

Ensemble classes will discover topics such as:

 

  • Warm ups and practice strategies
  • Extended techniques
  • Performance skills and anxiety
  • Classical & Jazz technique, performance and improvisation
  • Q & A sessions with top artists
  • Musical meaning and context
  • Exercises, scales and etudes
  • Aural skills and music theory
  • Composition and arranging
  • Conducting
  • Alexander Technique
  • Solo masterclasses and performance classes

 

Please note group sessions will not take place on Sundays

 

Individual tuition

Over the six days, every saxophone student will receive 2 x 45 minute one-to-one online saxophones lessons with a leading professional. Our tutors are recruited from the finest organisations in the UK including the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Great Britain and Birmingham Conservatoire. As performers they regularly perform with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and have starred at top jazz venues such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. You will be able to look in depth at aspects of your playing that you most wish to improve, develop your technique and master repertoire.

 

Ingenium Classroom

As part of the course, you will also have access to our Virtual Ingenium classroom where you will find your daily timetable, music downloads, class resources, extra videos and resources to help you study in your own time, and details about Virtual Ingenium community events.

 

Ingenium Community

As a part of the Ingenium Community you will belong to a family of like minded young musicians. There will be scheduled times for online social interaction and discussion topics, plus social events and activities to take part in such as swing dancing, quizzes and BBQs! Sessions will also include a focus on good physical and mental health, mindfulness and wellbeing.

 

Dates, fees & session times to be announced soon

 

Register your interest

Financial Aid

 

The Ingenium Trust is our partner charity, offering support to students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds who do not have the means to meet the summer school fees. Bursaries are means-tested and are awarded on musical merit to students from lower income families. If you would like to be considered for a bursary this summer, or would like any help or advice with fundraising then please do not hesitate to contact us at info@ingeniumacademy.com to receive an application form and further information.

The Ingenium Choir: Online singing lessons at Virtual Ingenium

"Virtual Ingenium was a lot more well-organized compared to my other online teaching experience. Fantastic, friendly, international and strongly recommended."

 

Lorenza, Italy

Violin student

The Ingenium Orchestra: Online violin lessons at Virtual Ingenium

"This course was very motivating during uncertain times and I really learnt loads to bring on my playing."

 

Éimear, Ireland

Oboe & Violin student

The Ingenium Orchestra: Online piano lessons at Virtual Ingenium

"I feel that what should take a month evolved in a week. The best thing about Virtual Ingenium is that we work on all the aspects that a musician needs to work on, not just playing our instrument."

 

Mariana, Portugal

Saxophone student

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