General FAQ

Do i need to have any basic music knowledge before i enroll?

No, Academy of Rock is open to students of all levels, from beginners to even advanced learners.

Is it a requirement to sit for exams?

No. Nevertheless each students is encourage to take the exams or assessment for them to be given a form of certification on the levels that they have achieved.

Do I have to bring my own instruments to lessons?

No, you do not need to bring your own instruments as they will be provided for you in your respective classrooms. You are encouraged to bring your own instruments if you own any.

What are the different lessons types which you offer?

We offer Drums, Electric Guitar,Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Piano, Cajon, Ukulele & Music Production course.

Are parents allowed to sit in their children’s class during lessons?

No, the only time parents are allowed to sit in is during their trial lesson.

Do you guys offer group lessons?

We offer a maximum of two individuals in one classroom. You will have to sign up with your classmate for such lessons at registration.

Is there an age limit to enrol for a class?

As per our motto, “Never Too Early, Never Too Late”, there is no minimum or maximum age limit here at Academy of Rock. 

Can I enrol for more than one instrument?

Yes, you can enrol in as many instruments as you like as long as there are available timeslots.

Do I need to purchase any study materials or syllabus for lessons?

Yes, you will have to purchase our AOR syllabus materials either at registration over-the-counter or through our Shop (link).

How long will it take me to master my instrument?

Everyone progresses at their own pace depending on their learning capabilities and dedication to learning. While we cannot provide an estimation of when a student will be able to master their instrument, we can guarantee that they will get there if they put in the time and effort into learning and practicing their instrument.

Do I need to start from Grade 1 if I already have pre-existing knowledge and experience?

Your instructor will assess you on your first lesson and determine which level and grade you will start with.

Do I need to start from Grade 1 if I already have pre-existing knowledge and experience?

Your instructor will assess you on your first lesson and determine which level and grade you will start with.

How can I monitor my/my child’s progress?

We will produce a progress report every 6 months. Parents/Individuals can also request for a progress report at any time of the year from their teachers. Additionally, an Internal Assessment will be conducted at every transitional step (e.g. from Grade 2 to 3).

How often will I/my child get to perform?

Every student has to perform at our Weekly Recitals as part of their curriculum at Academy of Rock. Beyond that, there are opportunities to perform at Singapore Street Festival, our bi-annual charity concerts and more. We will update students on these events and how to participate in them.

Is it compulsory to sit for the AOR Exams?

Yes, it is compulsory for all students to sit for the AOR Exams. More information about the AOR Exams can be found here (link).