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TISA Music School
Learn more about our advanced music programme
Join us today to speak the language of music tomorrow
In TISA Music School we instill in children a love for music, provide comprehensive musical education, and nurture the talent of each child in this field.
  • Instilling a Love for Music and Cultivating Musical Taste
    At TISA school, we prioritize fostering a love for music and cultivating a refined musical taste among our students. We believe that appreciation for diverse musical genres and styles enriches their cultural understanding and emotional intelligence.
  • Empowering Students to Compose Music, be creative and express themselves
    Our students have the opportunity to explore their creativity by composing music and expressing themselves through musical compositions. This not only encourages artistic expression but also enhances their confidence and self-esteem.
  • Comprehensive Music Education Program
    Our students receive a comprehensive and systematic music education program, which includes solfeggio, choir, and instrumental training. Through a structured curriculum, they develop fundamental skills in music theory, vocal techniques, and instrumental proficiency.
  • Concerts, and Performances on stage
    Throughout the year, we organize four concerts within the school premises, providing students with a platform to showcase their musical talents. Additionally, we participate in competitions and performances in theaters, offering students valuable opportunities for artistic growth and exposure to diverse audiences.
Have a peek of what we do
Singing in the choir
Playing violin
Learning the notes
Playing in the orchestra
Playing piano
Per grade
We use our own workbook and materials specifically designed for each level
Music influences academic achievements

Research conducted by the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands and the University of Wisconsin provides compelling evidence that music education positively influences brain development and academic performance. According to a study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, students who participate in music programs consistently outperform their peers in standardized tests, with notable improvements in subjects such as mathematics and language arts. Your child may not become a musician, but early musical development will have a great impact on academic performance in various subjects.

Moreover, the acceptance of the concept of musical intelligence, as proposed by psychologist Howard Gardner, underscores the importance of music education in cognitive development. Gardner's theory suggests that individuals possess varying forms of intelligence, one of which is musical intelligence, highlighting the significance of musical activities in fostering cognitive growth.

Furthermore, engaging in activities such as playing musical instruments enhances both motor skills and brain function. Research from the University of Zurich reveals that children who receive instrumental training exhibit increased activation in areas of the brain associated with motor control and auditory processing. This not only improves their dexterity and coordination but also enhances their overall cognitive abilities, leading to enhanced academic performance.
We regularly perform on stage showcasing the talent of the students
There are two options
Music education at Tisa is an essential part of the academic curriculum for all students and includes early musical development and rhythm, choir, solfeggio and music listening.
  • Playing a musical instrument is possible for children 3-6 years old (by parent request and successfully passing an audition).

    From the age of 3, we recommend starting to play the piano, flute, violin and ukulele. At a later age, other instruments may be chosen.

    From the age of 7, students can choose to play a musical instrument as part of the professional track - CAD.

  • If a child has been studying in the instrumental department since the age of 3 and chooses a STEM track at the age of 7, then the child can continue to attend classes on playing the instrument (extra costs).
Children who are not students of the TISA school can join our music school after passing auditions from the age of 3.
  • Pricing
    Up to 3 years of age you can take part in our early years program.

    Early years programme (age 1-2):
    • 1 music lesson a week - 100 EUR per month / 1000 EUR per year.

    Level 0 (age 3-4):
    • 1 music lesson a week - 100 euros per month / 1000 euros per year;
    • 2 instrument lessons a week for 30 minutes - 200 euros per month / 2000 euros per year.

    Levels 1-8 (age 4-10):
    • 2 music lessons a week (solfeggio and choir) - 200 euros per month / 2000 euros per year;
    • 2 instrument lessons a week for 40 minutes - 200 euros per month / 2000 euros per year.
  • Contract

    The contract is concluded for a year/payment is made for the year, but it is possible to pay for the first trial month. Each year a one-time payment is made upon admission/promotion to the next level.

  • Including

    The school will provide the child with:

    - workbooks

    - music notebooks

    - branded briefcase

    - branded T-shirt

Our Schedule (2024)
We have 4 groups (not TISA Students):
Pre Music School (Age 1-2)
Level 0 (Age 3-4)
Level 1 (Age 4-6)
Level 1 (Age 7-10)
14:10 - Level 1 (Age 4-6) Solfeggio Lesson
15:00 - Level 1 (Age 7-10) Solfeggio Lesson
14:10 - Level 1 (Age 4-6) Choir Lesson
15:00 - Level 1 (Age 7-10) Choir Lesson
12:00-12:40 - Pre Music School (Age 1-2) Music Lesson
13:00-13:40 - Level 0 (Age 3-4) Music Lesson
Individual lessons (musical instruments)
Individual lessons (musical instruments)
Students are encouraged to enhance their musical abilities to the fullest extent and are offered the opportunity to take part in ABRSM music examinations.

ABRSM, affiliated with the Royal Academy of Music, is the largest music education institution in the UK and the leading provider of music assessments worldwide. ABRSM offers a comprehensive range of levels, catering to musicians at all stages of their development. These levels span from introductory grades to advanced diplomas, providing a structured pathway for musical progression and achievement.
Contact us
Address: Lorentzkade 15A, Leiden