Individual music lessons

Young Musicians of The British School of Amsterdam

Private instrumental tuition

The YMBSA team consists of a team of visiting professional instrumental music teachers, who work as a private group, in cooperation with the Junior and Senior schools. More information is available on the parent portal pages of Firefly in the Junior and Senior School's music sections.

Music Exams

As and when appropriate, some of the children take external music exams.

The exams are used as a motivation tool to encourage practice and to give the pupils individual goals and finally a great sense of achievement.

  • The ABRSM board and the Trinity College of Music (UK) have syllabi ranging from the beginner’s level up to grade 8. Each exam encourages the ‘all round’ musician by incorporating performance pieces and technical tests including scales, sight–reading and aural.
  • The AB exams are held twice a year in The Netherlands with exam centres in Amstelveen and Voorschoten (near the Hague).


Pupils are offered the chance to perform in various concerts, assemblies and class lessons throughout the school year both as soloists and as members of varying ensembles.


All negotiations in respect of instrumental lessons are strictly a private matter between the YMBSA teacher and the parent of the pupil.

The British School of Amsterdam is not held responsible for any problems arising on either side in this agreement.

Coordinator: Carole Spencer Telephone: 020 453 6589.