For more than 20 years, the Amadeus Music School has been striving to develop the aforementioned traits in students through relentless teaching and well-grounded curriculum. The school believes that these traits will prove to be useful for students, both in their present and future challenges.
The Amadeus Music School is also privileged to be the only music school in South-East Asia acknowledged by the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School from Vienna, Austria. Through this partnership, Amadeus students may find pathways for further music studies in Austria.
Using a curriculum tailor-made by Grace Soedargo, which merges playing methods of European masters such as Pablo Casals, Pierre Fournier, and Rudolph Kreutzer, Amadeus Music School has produced string graduates who set a new standard in the classical music sphere in Indonesia.
As piano was Grace Soedargo's second instrument during her studies in Austria, the piano curriculum in Amadeus is guaranteed to be rigorous, yet rewarding. Through playing methods passed down from the famed Alfred Cortot of the French Piano School, students in Amadeus are constantly encouraged to obtain their most optimal playing proficiency.
In partnership with the Goethe-Institut from Germany, Amadeus now spreads its wings to wind instruments education. With knowledge passed down from guest teachers from Europe, Amadeus' wind department has proven itself to be on par with its Indonesian contemporaries, even in its early years of development.
Classical Music has been proven to be useful in the development of the brain, especially in the early stages of childhood. In the Early Musical Education class, children as young as 2,5 years are introduced to music and rhythm through activities that will excite their hearts as well as their minds.
Amadeus puts a great emphasis on music theory, aural and singing training as well as instrument playing. In these classes, children learn a broad range of topics needed to enhance their playing, from scales, rhythm, intervals, even to harmonic relations between notes.
To study the background of a musical piece means to know the piece in its proper context. In Amadeus, Music History and Literature is incorporated into the curriculum, where students are introduced to musical epochs and monumental masterpieces that will enrich their instrumental playing.
Teamwork is an important skill that has to be learned from an early age. Through four student orchestras in Amadeus, with members starting as young as four years old, children learn to socialize, take heed of directions, to work together to create wonderful music in a fun atmosphere.
Established in 2011, the Mini Brass ensemble is the successor of Amadeus Brass Ensemble. From trumpets to tuba, the Mini Brass provides a broad platform for wind students to develop their musical capabilities, as well as their team spirit.
Who said toddlers can't join the orchestra? From as early as 3 years old, students learn to make music together in the youngest string orchestra in the school.
After Capeminiput, the students continue to Capelliliput, starting from the age of 5. In this orchestra, children learn to make music using simple rhythms and easy fingerings..
Starting from 9 years old, students continue to Capellita, where they learn to use various fingering positions and bowing techniques to play simplified string orchestra pieces.
Neo Capella is the brain child of Capella Amadeus. In this orchestra, students are required to have a high technical proficiency and a good work ethic. Students work together to perform string chamber pieces, along with their musical and technical complexities.