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Academia Musicale is an online learning platform aimed at students and aspiring musicians who seek to gain a greater knowledge and broader context of music being studied on specific secondary, tertiary and other educational courses and beyond.


Many online courses teach "how to read music, how to learn a specific instrument, how to produce music" etc. Academia Musicale is different, we place emphasis on several genres and topics within music simultaneously which results in broader range of learning in simple to digest tutorials.


Learn at your own pace anytime, anywhere in the world.


Study many aspects of music all at once.


Enhanced skills that count toward the qualification you are working towards (i.e. GCSE etc).


Receive advice on how to approach composition, performance and aural analysis exams.


An easy way to "top up" or fill in any gaps in your knowledge or skill set.

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Our courses provide an ideal basis on which to continue further study in specific areas of music.


Gain a sense of achievement by working towards a certificate at the end of your Academia Musicale course.


Who can benefit from our training:

  •  GCSE Students 
  •  A Level Students 
  •  Senior or Open University Students 
  •  Music Teachers & Coaches 
  •  Training Organisations 
  •  Aspiring Musicians & Enthusiasts


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Courses can be taken as a stand-alone learning programme or in conjunction with other musical studies and are ideal for anyone wishing to attain a broad general knowledge of Music or anyone wanting to continue their musical studies at university or conservatoire. This course is also suitable for Music enthusiasts or hobbyists wanting to learn more about the background and basics of Music.


Modules - 10

Category - General Music Theory

Duration - Approx. 10hrs

Prerequisite - None

Certification - YES

Language - English

Skill Level - Minimum GCSE, A Level standard

Assessment - Multiple choice online self-assessments


The British Composers course is not only designed to be a stand-alone learning platform but one that can be taken in conjunction with other musical studies. If you are studying British music as part of your GCSE, AS or A Level Music syllabus or at university or music college, this course will help consolidate background and context of British composers. This course would also suit any music enthusiast or hobbyist wanting to learn more about the background and history of British music.


Modules - 10

Category - British Classical Music

Duration - Approx. 10hrs

Prerequisite - None

Certification - YES

Language - English

Skill Level - Minimum GCSE, A Level standard

Assessment - Multiple choice online self-assessments

Rekindled my passion for music

"Academia Musicale has rekindled my passion for Music! If you want to expand your knowledge in an easy to follow learning tool then this is the course is for you.”

Jacob, Open University student, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Higher than expected grade

"I’m really happy, I received a higher than expected grade 😊"

Chloe, GCSE student, Kent

Effective and Engaging Tutor

''Lisa is an effective and engaging tutor, she tailors lessons individually to the student's interests and abilities. Our son and daughter have grown in knowledge and confidence under Lisa's tuition and we are delighted with the progress they have made''

Bryony and David


Achieve good results

''Lisa has helped me with all aspects of my Music GCSE and has helped me achieve good results in my assessments''

Carys, GCSE Music student

Through Lisa's encouraging and patient approach I gained a lot of confidence in my music theory. 

"Lisa is an amazing music theory tutor and was very committed to helping me fully understand and engage with each topic. Through Lisa's encouraging and patient approach I gained a lot of confidence in my music theory. I enjoyed each lesson whilst also learning effectively in preparation for the exam"

Akshaya, student, Warwick

No doubt helped her achieve a higher grade at GCSE

"Having a comprehensive approach to the theoretical side of Music really helped my daughter to fill in the gaps needed and gave her a sense of context with Music history. This no doubt helped her to achieve a higher grade at GCSE Music"

Andrew, father of GCSE Music student

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None, all of our courses are open to all ages and learning levels. Some courses may well act as an ideal ''top up'' for GCSE and A Level Music but if you love Music and are keen to learn more then this is the course for you!

Yes, you can revisit and redo any of the modules or quizzes you feel you need to improve upon. You have easy and instant access via your own learning dashboard.

Each module is assessed via a short multiple choice quiz where you'll get your results and feedback instantly. Usually the pass mark is around 80%.

Yes you can. The great thing about online learning is that there are no classes to attend. So you can study anywhere and at any time to suit you.

Our online campus has a built in messaging system that can be used at any time. This will link to your tutors email and we try to get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

We aim to give the best possible support within the course content itself but all of the assessments are self-directed with answers given on completion of unit tests.

We provide email support from a dedicated e-learning tutor, accessible from links on the e-learning pages.

We are not able to offer refunds on purchased subscriptions. You can cancel your account at any time, and will continue to have access to your courses until your paid term expires.

We operate a flexible monthly learning subscription. Each course represents fantastic value at only £19.99 per month rolling ''pay as you learn'' subscription. In other words, the quicker you learn and get certified, the less you will pay. However, because we all have different circumstances and learn at different speeds, we offer 3 flexible pricing structures: 

Of course, if you opt for a block access subscription and need more time then you can simply purchase another block or revert to our pay as you learn structure. Still unsure? Why not try the first module for FREE, click here to begin!

No not at all, a standard PC, MAC operating system will be fine.

Of course, all courses come with a fully-certified Academia Musicale accreditation upon completion.

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We continually try to make learning simple and transparent. This includes the way you can contact us, our pricing structures and of course our courses. Learning through our online campus is incredibly easy and you can navigate around your qualification quickly and access all of the learning materials as soon as you login.

With an online subscription, you can access courses on any device with an internet connection and an updated web browser. Courses are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year.

The process is simple: buy and pay for the software, and you can be learning online in five minutes.

We are unable to offer a bespoke review service for compositions / essays / projects. However, guidelines to assist can be found as part of the General Musicianship and Music History course and will also be continuously added to the Resources section of the website. 

Academia Musicale is committed to providing an all-inclusive approach to all aspects of Music. To gain a good level of knowledge, our General Musicianship and Music History course is designed to provide Music students with a thorough grounding in all these areas. Once enrolled on a course, all modules and corresponding quizzes will need to be taken to gain the Academia Musicale qualification. 

Yes. While Academia Musicale is not a substitute for GCSE / AS / A Level Music, we aim to provide a thorough grounding in all aspects of Music which will help to fill in any gaps in your knowledge of the subject. Added to the Resources section will be various hints and tips on aspects of Music which you may also find useful. 

Yes, although we are UK-based, anyone anywhere in the world studying Music can benefit. 

The aim of the General Musicianship and Music History course is to cover all the basics needed for enquiring musicians embarking on GCSE / AS / A Level and further study. Some students enrolling on courses will be more advanced than others and therefore certain aspects will be very familiar to some while being completely new to others. Although you have passed Grade 5 Theory, it is a separate qualification from Academia Musicale and units 1 and 2 are required before progressing on to the other units. The benefits are that, by being more advanced, you can work through units 1 and 2 quickly and think of them serving as useful revision before starting unit 3.

Yes – the General Musicianship and Music History course does assume some level of knowledge and once he has the basics in place (note reading & recognition) he will be able to fill in the gaps in his musical knowledge which will provide a firm basis for further study.

Our aim is to make learning as flexible as possible. Our online courses are all self-paced so you can learn from home at your own speed and convenience around other studies and commitments. Academia Musicale courses also represent excellent value starting at £19.99 per month whereas lessons with a private tutor would cost in the region of £30 per hour. 

Yes – there is some information on musical careers in the General Musicianship and Music History course and more information will be added to the Resources section on our website.

Any musician entering the profession needs to have a well-rounded education in Music. To be able to understand the performance aspects of Music, a good level of academic, theoretical and contextual knowledge is required. All conservatoire courses will have several academic modules and in addition to performing, students will be required to study history, analysis, theoretical performance, composition, aural skills and much more besides. As with learning a language where listening, reading, writing and speaking are all essential components, Music is similar with the above topics listed all playing an important part. 

While Academia Musicale has no links with Grade 5 Theory exams, the General Musicianship and Music History course provides a thorough basis of theoretical concepts which would dovetail with required content of theory grades. 


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For most taught subjects in schools and colleges, there is not always enough time available to cover anything besides the essential requirements of the syllabus during lessons.

Academia Musicale was founded by prize-winning composer and musician Lisa Mears to address this issue and 'fill in the gaps' so that any enquiring musician will be fully-equipped with a good general understanding and knowledge of all facets of the subject by placing emphasis on several genres and topics within Music simultaneously.



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Lisa Jayne Mears BA (Hons) M.Mus DipABRSM FISM

After graduating with a Music degree from Bristol University, specialising in Musicology, and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she gained an M.Mus degree in Composition, Lisa has worked as a professional musician since 2005. 

For eight years Lisa was Lecturer in Music Performance and Accompanist at Gower College (formerly Gorseinon College, Swansea) working with singers and instrumentalists ranging from Grade 5 to Licentiate Diploma standard. Lisa was appointed Lecturer in Music on the 'Higher Education Plus' scheme affiliated to Cambridge University. 

Lisa regularly accompanies singers, instrumentalists and choirs and is also a prize-winning composer. Her composition portfolio includes works for solo instruments / voice, instrumental and vocal chamber ensembles, choirs, orchestras and church music.

Past students Lisa has taught / accompanied / coached have been successful in gaining places / scholarships to institutions including the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Royal Northern College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire as well as universities including Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Durham, Royal Holloway, Cardiff, Trinity St. Davids, Goldsmiths and Kings College London.

Lisa is a member of Composers of Wales, the Musicians Union and is a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.



BBC National Orchestra of Wales, PM Ensemble, RWCMD Symphony Orchestra, RWCMD Chamber Choir, Kokoro Ensemble, Ariosa Singers and soloists, Hannah Stone (former Royal Harpist), Lower Machen Festival, Swansea Philharmonic Choir, Amici Chamber Choir Wales, Soloists from Welsh National Opera, Church Choirs in Swansea, London and Essex, 'Composers of Wales' concerts.

  • SPNM (now Sound and Music) 2004 – 2 compositions ‘Highly Commended’
  • BSO / Kokoro Ensemble Composition Competition 2006 – Winner
  • Cornwall International Festival of Male Voice Choirs Composition Competition 2012 – Shortlisted
  • Small Choirs Festival London Composing Competition 2012 – Finalist
  • Small Choirs Festival London Composing Competition 2013 – First Prize
  • Ely Consort Cambridge Composition Competition 2015 – Finalist
  • East Cornwall Bach Choir Composition Competition 2016 - Finalist
  • Selected for Worldwide Professional Development programme, Noel Music Management, London 2016



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