The Amadeus Music School strives to develop diligence, sensitivity, persistence and consientiousness in students, while giving them a pathway to international music studies.
Music educates children beyond the borders of regular schooling. Classical music, in particular, trains its players to be diligent, sensitive, persistent and conscientious. The Amadeus Music School strives to develop the aforementioned traits in students, which will be useful as they grow up to be adults. The Amadeus Music School also continues to develop its quality through its affiliation with Johann Sebastian Bach Musikschule, Vienna, 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 whose qualities are recognized not only in Indonesia, but also in Europe, namely Clara Soedargo, who graduated from HMT Leipzig, Darren Tantama, who is currently studying in the same university, and Noah Joseph Wimandjaja, who has been accepted to the "Gifted Class" program at JSBM Vienna as a bridge to enter the MDW Vienna, and also a member of Young Masters ensemble.
The string department consists of violin, viola, violoncello, guitar and harp.
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 it's Indonesian contemporaries. The department consists of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba. Masterclasses with professors and performers such as Werner Schulze (Austria), Florent Héau (France), Christian Syperek (Germany), Ruth Velten (Germany) and Daren Robbins (USA) were held to encourage the growth of the department.
The percussion department was founded in 2017 in conjunction with the silver anniversary of the Amadeus Music School to raise percussionists of international quality.
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. The student orchestras and ensembles in Amadeus are frequently visited by guest teachers from all over the world, such as Christian Syperek and Ruth Velten (Germany), Werner Schulze, Elke Traxler, Wolfgang Ender, Thomas Zsivkovits (Austria) and Daren Robbins (USA).