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Music Program

Mount Kenya Academy’s music program is one of the most diverse and well-developed in Kenya.

Students participate in weekly classroom music lessons, which cover singing, note-reading, music history, and composition.

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Our music program provides our students with instruction in both theory and practical Musicianship. We offer different types of instruments that the students engage in and are professionally trained to excel beyond and above their academic studies.

The department hosts over 200 students and 6 professional teachers who take part in learning as well as instruction of various instruments: The instruments offered in school are Violin, cello, viola, piano, guitar, saxophone, trumpet and drums.

Every child in the department engages in quality music education from their entry into class 1 until the end of Class 8.  In the early Years, music is incorporated consistently into daily routines and is used to enhance teaching of the core curriculum in addition to being taught as a stand-alone subject.  In the upper school, students participate in weekly music assemblies and a one-hour curriculum music lesson with a Music specialist teacher

Our students also actively take part in school and community events such as the Hospice which raise awareness about the need for arts and the role of artists in community service.

Our program also offers an opportunity for the students to be examined by the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) in London, in both theory and practical musicianship. Our students have excelled and have received awards and certificates from both ABRSM and the Kenya Conservatoire of Music.