Darlinghurst is the New Home to One of Sydney's Best Music Schools
If you're a parent living in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and want your kids to learn music or acting. Then, go to Darlinghurst where you'll find one of Sydney's fastest growing Schools for aspiring musicians, singers, song writers and actors
Previously located at 50 Baptist Street in Redfern, Imperial Artistry is a modern and progressive music school that’s become something of a rising star in Sydney's music and acting scene. Now with it's own 2 level teaching facility at 54 Flinders Street in Darlinghurst, it's where a growing number of parents from Sydney’s eastern suburbs are sending their kids to learn music.
The School was founded in 2016 by Caleb Alloway. Probably best known to Australian audiences as Will Zannis from Home and Away, Caleb Alloway has been passionate about music for as long as he can remember. But don’t let his mastery of the piano fool you, he’s equally talented and skilled with the Flute, Guitar and Trumpet. This bright young man has an Associate Diploma in Music, was awarded an Associate in Music (AMusA) and holds a Certificate of Performance (CMusA) by the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB).
But Caleb didn’t plan on opening a music school, rather his sights were set on a career in acting. From performing on stage he moved to television and shows like Janet King and Home & Away. Then came his big break and the chance to appear on the big screen. His first feature film was the Sci-Fi ‘The Osiris Child’ where he appeared along side Aussie star - Rachael Griffiths. It was a gap between acting jobs that prompted him to take on 3 music students to keep busy and help make ends meet. It wasn't long before word spread and he found himself swamped with enquires and things just snowballed.
While music was always his first passion, nurturing and mentoring talented kids has become his second and Imperial Artistry allows him to combine the two. Teaching kids is not for the faint hearted. It takes patience, the ability to connect and the capability to master the right balance between discipline and encouragement. Growing up with 11 brothers and sisters, Caleb has a unique affinity with children and if the rate of new students is anything to go by, he clearly has a gift.
His School now has more than 120 weekly students and employs another 12 professional music and acting teachers. Piano, guitar, flute, trumpet, and drums are amongst the instrument focus with lessons available for beginners through to advanced. The School also offers programs in music theory as well as singing and acting lessons. For those over 17, you’ll be happy to learn the School also teaches adults.
Like other schools, lessons comply to the Australian Music Examinations Board but that’s where the similarity ends. It’s not 'what it teaches' but 'how' that makes Imperial Artistry so unique. Traditional music schools have a regimented approach – the same lesson structure and content is delivered in the same way from one student intake to the next. While this makes it easier for teachers, it fails to address the fact that all students are different and they learn in different ways. So instead of the typical ‘one size fits all’ approach, Imperial Artistry offers a learning program that is designed according to the needs of each student.
It all starts with a FREE introductory lesson for new students that allows the child and their parents to experience the school first hand before any commitment is made or fees paid. During this lesson, students are assessed, and a lesson program is prepared to suit their unique circumstances, their capabilities, and their unique way of learning.
The School is modern and progressive. Parental participation is welcomed and encouraged. The typical authoritarian teaching style has been replaced by one that's inclusive and respects teachers, parents and students equally. They share a common goal - to build a safe creative environment that nurtures and inspires artistic talent.
So, if your child is aged between 5 and 17 - has an ear for music, shows an interest in playing an instrument or simply enjoys the limelight and entertaining friends and family at home - then there’s a good chance Imperial Artistry is just what you’re looking for.