(4.5)·By Eleanor Y·Music· Oct 2018
The education I received at Colchester Institute was first class. As A first study Singer I was tutored by Catherine May, the singing lessons I received from her were extremely high in standard. I was told at GCSE level that I would never be able to do Music A level, that despite my talent At singing I would never get the grades, however I proved my school wrong and went on to A level, where again I was told I'd never even get onto a music degree and further worked my socks off to get to degree level. Firstly Colchester Institute recognised my singing talent, and my ability to work hard and took me on for their course. Secondly the teaching got to me to a level where I went from being told I would never get far in music, to a upper second class degree. The lecturers are knowledgable, patient, willing to help if you are struggling, and extremely approachable.
The course itself that I was on was amazing, their Ba(hone) music course gave a lot of option, and did the utmost to prepare students for working in the classical music industry, which is varied, I studied composition, performance and music teaching aswell as musicianship, music history, and a variety of basic music understanding. The lecturers were knowledgeable and experience in their subjects which also prepared me for the outside work. I now teach pre-school music, and regularly perform, aswell as direct a local music group. All in all, I reccomend Colchester Institute particularly if you want to study music.