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  • MUSIC LESSONS

    Posted in Noticeboard on Apr 13, 2021

    Which musical skill would you like to attain? Join our exapanded expanded music tuition program that is engaging students in opportunities across a broad musical range.

  • UPDATE ON ABRSM PRACTICAL AND THEORY EXAMS

    Posted in Noticeboard, ABRSM on Jul 13, 2020

    The Kenya Conservatoire of Music would like to thank all applicants who registered for the ABRSM 2020 practical exam session and for being patient...

  • POSTPONEMENT OF ABRSM PRACTICAL EXAMS MAY 2020

    Posted in Noticeboard, ABRSM on Apr 02, 2020

    The Kenya Conservatoire of Music would like to thank all applicants who registered for the ABRSM practical exams and for supporting ABRSM over the years. We were all prepared and looking forward to the exams which were to start in May but due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has affected the globe, ABRSM has post....

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The Conservatoire is a non-profit making institution with no religious or political affiliation.

The Kenya Conservatoire of Music exists to promote the teaching and performance of quality music of all styles in Kenya. Equipped with a teaching staff of 35 highly qualified and committed individuals, both native and expatriate, The Conservatoire’s main focus is to ensure that every interested individual has an opportunity to experience the benefits of learning to play/sing music at an affordable cost. The Conservatoire ensures that the students not only receive first-class, quality training in music, but more importantly that they enjoy the practice and challenges of making music. The lessons are given both at the main branch at the Kenya Cultural Centre, at a Satellite Branch at the Go Down Arts Centre and in various schools that some of the teachers visit weekly. Every year, training is offered to an average of 400 students.

In terms of assessment, the Conservatoire has introduced a number of Diploma options for selected subjects such as Conducting, Teaching and Performance. In addition, the Conservatoire is the Kenyan representative for the Practical Examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). The Director of The Conservatoire oversees the administration of all practical examinations. Over 1800 candidates enroll for these international examinations in various instruments each year.


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The Kenya Conservatoire of Music is the International Representative for the ABRSM Practical exams offered annually all over Kenya. These exams are internationally recognized and provide valuable feedback about musical progress to the candidates. In 2014, 2300+ candidates enrolled for the practical exams.

"Why take an ABRSM music exam?"

‘Enjoyment through achievement’ is a phrase that sums up the ABRSM philosophy, and earning an ABRSM certificate is a rewarding experience. If you are working hard to make progress with your music you need some way of recognizing your success and reassurance that you are on the right road. This is exactly what music exams offer:

  • motivation and inspiration, working from a carefully structured syllabus towards a definite goal
  • a measure of personal progress and attainment against internationally recognized benchmarks
  • an objective guide to improve your musical skills
  • assessment by a respected and independent musician who has been highly trained and is constantly monitored
  • sympathetic encouragement
  • performance opportunities
  • a real sense of achievement

Of course, music exams do not suit everyone and exam syllabuses are not intended to provide a complete curriculum or choice of repertoire to the exclusion of all other music. All performers should explore a wide range of music to stimulate their interest and refresh their outlook.

Excerpt from “These Music Exams” by Clara Taylor

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Kenya Conservatoire of Music (Head Office)
Kenya Cultural Centre
P.O. Box 41343 - 00100
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P: 0720 962 288 / 0737 227 903
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