Family Friendly

Northern Music Academy is truly unique – a centre of musical excellence that is family friendly. The warmest welcome in the North awaits musicians of all ages and all stages, from absolute beginner through to seasoned performer. Our harmonious team of music teachers, each of them highly qualified, provides superb tuition for a wide range of instruments. The whole family is welcome here, from 4 years right up to retirement and beyond! And, since individual needs vary, the education you will receive is appropriate to your age and circumstances. We are confident that you will not find find such a warm, happy, caring and effective music learning environment anywhere else.

  • Everyone Welcome
  • Tuition for All Ages
  • Teaching of the Highest Standard
  • Diverse Range of Instruments/Vocals
  • Highly Qualified Teachers (Music Graduates +)

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Where is it?







Located in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, near the A1/M62 intersection.

  • Wakefield – 10 Miles
  • Leeds, Doncaster – under 15 Miles
  • York, Harrogate, Sheffield, Bradford – Under 30 Miles

Tell me more…

Launched in January  1989, the Academy celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary year in 2013. Today, with so many musical success stories under it’s belt, and offering training for an ever wider array of professional skills, the NMA is more relevant than ever. We train tomorrow’s stars today, but you don’t have to be a star to feel special here. Beginners are welcome, whatever their aspirations. But the beauty of the Northern Music Academy is that, due to the high calibre of tuition on offer, it is difficult to outgrow. At any time, we have students of all ages and stages, each on their own musical journey.

Who is it for?

Everyone – really! After all, who wouldn’t want to learn to sing or play? There are many excellent musicians playing today who began learning with the Northern Music Academy. Plus, you will find we can continue to guide you as you become more advanced. Perfect, really.

How far can I go?

As far as you dare to dream.

How do I join?

Once you are ready to get started making music, it is so important that you find a great teacher – well, look no further. To learn more about how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a ring, or pop by the Academy on Ropergate in Pontefract town centre for a chat.