A Level Preparation Course and Cooking for University!

Would you like to know what to expect in your Edexcel A Level Music Course?  We are running courses which will give you a head start and help  with some of the more technical musical details.  As you probably know  even if you have taken GCSE Music the A level course is very different and the composition and musical understanding expected can be a little daunting.

The course will run over two days from 10am - 3pm each day and will be broken up into sections with academic work and activities which will include some cooking to prepare you for moving away from home.  Of course you may already be a brilliant cook in which case you can share your tips!

Everything will be provided from aprons to pencils and you will eat a three course meal each day as well as numerous unhealthy (with healthy options always available!) snacks!

Do contact us for more details and also to tell us of anything that you might especially like to cover.

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''I was amazed how much I enjoyed it.  I didn't think I would have so much fun.  Sandra had great recipes and we made scrumptious food!  If you are scared of cooking she gives you lots of confidence and help!!!!!"


A little young for A level Music?  Well yes but he wanted to do some cooking! This was a courgette and cheese roulade.....give me a ring if you would like some help with cooking or icing a cake....we are prepared to have a go at anything here!!



Upcoming Courses

Non Residential

2-Day Theory Courses


February  17/18 One space left

April 6/7 Spaces available

May 26/27 Spaces available

July 18/19 Spaces available

August 31st/1st September Spaces available

Booster Courses


March  3rd Spaces available

9th June Spaces available

We thought that you might like to know a little bit about us! We have been married for 31 years and have 3 grown up children and 1 grandchild.

Daniel has always taught music and together  for 7 years we ran the Music Department at Elstree School until deciding to teach and run course from home a few years ago..Originally Sandra trained as a nurse and was a Theatre Sister (many years ago now!).

Daniel teaches the piano mostly but also music theory, A Level and GCSE music. He also plays the organ and runs Enharmonic Choir. Currently he is also working in the Downs School helping with their A Level Music.

Sandra helps with all the above as well as teaching singing and piano. Until just recently (for almost 20 years) was Chair of Directors of the Kennet School Academies Trust and is now starting to enjoy having a little more time for her love of art and cooking!

Both of us have current enhanced DBS checks.

Parent Feedback

Maddy gained distinction in her grade 5 theory exam - 90 marks. She is thrilled, needless to say, and so are we.

We are very happy to have found Soundscool and Alex would be in no way ready for his exam without you. It is pleasing to discover something on the internet which is as good as it claims to be and he has had a wonderful time!

We have just got Alexander's results.... 94%! Thank you so much for all you did for us..he knew nothing of Grade 5 theory before October half term. You prepared him very well. We are so glad we found you!

The boys really enjoyed their time with you and felt totally enthusiastic about the whole experience. They both loved your approach and the warm welcome you gave them, and were up bright and ready for day two without prompting.

"For our son music theory was something to dread before coming on your course, but now he is so confident and he has found inspiration in understanding the theory behind the music he plays. His organ teacher has noticed the difference in his understanding, so this experience has enriched him and helped him beyond just the exam."