Launched on 17 September 2022, the LEH Foshan Music Academy is open to all students at LEH Foshan as well as students outside of the school.
Embark on an exhilarating melodic journey with LEH International School Foshan as we proudly unveil the commencement of enrollment for our Music Academy 2023-2024! Whether you are LEH Foshan current student or a newcomer from the general public, we extend a heartfelt invitation to all ages, spanning 5 to adult learners. Join us on Saturdays during term time starting from 9 September 2023 and let's make beautiful music together!
The LEH Foshan Music Academy’s philosophy is to make learning music fun whilst gaining the confidence, skills, techniques, and discipline required to become a musician. We teach music for graded exams following the ABRSM or Trinity College London examination boards or just as a hobby! To maintain steady progress, reports are provided at the end of the term and the end of the year. This gives an overview of achievements, development, and future targets.
Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Recorder, Saxophone, Trombone, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Singing, Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit
Music examinations can be taken at the LEH Foshan Music Academy in ABRSM Classical and Jazz Grades, and Trinity College London Classical and Jazz, & Rock and Pop Grades and Diplomas.
All of our teachers have a passion for music and love seeing their pupils develop. They are all highly qualified in Music, either from university or music conservatoire. They will prepare their students for exams if required and help them to reach their own personal goals. All teachers are fully CRB checked.
The Music Academy sessions will be held on Saturdays from 08:00 to 16:00 during each Term (holidays excluded).
|9th September to15th December 2023
|6th January to 23rd March 2024
|9th April to14th June 2024
Fees for Term 2 (9 Sessions)
|Fees (9 Sessions)
|Mr Hobourn / Mr Smale
|Mr Hobourn / Mr Smale
30-minutes session: suitable for beginner to grade 6.
60-minutes session: suitable for grade 5 to grade 8, and Diploma.
Please scan the QR code below to register your interest.
After registration, we will assist the parent in establishing contact with the teachers, then the parent will make payment directly to the teachers.
Piano, Singing, Theory, Composing
Mr David Hobourn
Mr Hobourn is our Director of Music. He graduated from Trinity College of Music, majoring in Organ and Singing. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Organists. Mr Hobourn has over 25 years of teaching experience in the UK, France, Thailand, and China, having started his career as a cathedral organist in the UK and New Zealand. As a Classical and Jazz and Rock & Pop examiner for Trinity College London, Mr Hobourn has worked in some 25 countries around the world assessing Grades and diplomas in all instruments. Mr Hobourn has adjudicated twice at the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, Malaysia (Steinway Piano Competition), Singapore, Indonesia, and China.
Drum Kit, Percussion
Mr James Smale
Mr Smale is our Head of Prep School Music. He graduated from the University of Surrey (Bachelor), Trinity College London (Postgraduate- Distinction) and Teach First (PGDE). He has remained active as a professional percussionist, including six years in the orchestra of Oper Graz, Austria, Principal Percussion with Ensemble Zeitfluss, the Grazer Philharmoniker, and Harnoncourt’s Styriarte Festspiele. He has over 20 years of teaching experience, from Prep Schools through to university level. He has also designed the Music curriculum for the Ministry of Education in the UAE. Mr Smale has been on the Music Panel for Trinity College London for over 18 years, examining in Classical, Jazz, Rock, and Pop Music, and has been the consultant for the Drum Kit, Rock and Pop Drums, and Orchestral Percussion syllabuses. He has also worked as an international adjudicator in Hong Kong, Singapore, and India.
LEH Foshan is proud of its world-class musical facilities, including 18 practice rooms, a large Concert Hall, 8 upright pianos (Kawai, Feurich, and Ritmuller) and a Kawai Grand Piano. A wide range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments are used for KS2 and KS3 class music lessons.
The Music programme at LEH Foshan provides a holistic vision of music-making where students are both nurtured and inspired to be the best of themselves. It allows students to express themselves in a unique way, which motivates their learning and helps build self-confidence, and helps students connect to other cultures and understand the world around them.