About Us

We are a centre for excellence in Performing Arts Education. Based in Abergavenny, our team of professional teachers have dedicated studios, from which we provide one-to-one instrument and vocal lessons, dance classes and GCSEs and A-levels in Music and Dance.

We offer private one-to-one tuition in Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Piano, Keyboard, Drums, Percussion, Saxophone, Flute and Vocals. We also offer GCSE and A-level Music which is taught in one-to-one sessions.

The dance styles we teach are Ballet, Tap, Hip-Hop, Contemporary-Lyrical and Street-Jazz. We also teach GCSE Dance. All dance styles are taught in group sessions, but one-to-one sessions are available on request.

We currently have a team of tutors who share our music and dance studios. The music teaching studios are very modern and are equipped with the latest in music books, sound equipment and instruments. Our purpose built dance studio is furnished with barres, mirrors, and sound equipment with a separate dressing-room for our students to change with privacy, in comfort.

Our Team

Emma-Jayne Morris

Principal

Emma joined the academy as a vocal coach fifteen years ago and is the founder of our musical theatre group 'VIG Theatre Company', and the academies choir 'Voices'. In 2009 she was promoted to Vice Principal (alongside Lisa-Marie) and in 2015 took over as Principal of the academy while still heading up the Vocal department...

Lisa-Marie Harris

Vice Principal

Lisa-Marie joined the team in 2001 as a Woodwind tutor and was promoted to Vice Principal in 2009.

By far our most multi-talented tutor at the academy, she now teaches Woodwind, Guitar, Bass, GCSE and A-Level Music, Ballet, Tap and GCSE and A-Level Dance. We really don't know when she sleeps...

May Williams

Tutor/Founder

May founded the academy way back in 2000 with just a dream and a handful of Piano students. She has very proudly watched the academy grow and grow over the last seventeen years, stepping down as Principal in 2015 to enjoy semi-retirement...

Pip Williams

Tutor

Pip has been a guitar & bass teacher at the academy for 16 years. Pip grew up on a farm in Somerset but never quite took to the family business. As a teenager he was bought a guitar and thus began a lifelong relationship with music...

Cait Davies

Tutor

An Abergavenny girl, Cait joined the academy in 2015 as a vocal coach and administrative assistant. In 2016 she stepped down from admin and began teaching our Commercial-Street, Lyrical-Contemporary and Spotlight Stars Musical Theatre classes as well as her one-to-one vocal lessons...

Jonathan Case

Tutor

Jonathan is new to the academy but by no means new to the world of drumming and teaching.

A dedicated, talented musician, Jonathan is a graduate of the prestigious Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. He began drum lessons as a child completing all his grades and playing in various projects including the Caerphilly Youth Service Showcase in St David's Hall...

Danielle Edwards

Administrative Assistant

The "face" of our academy and the person our clients know very well, Danielle joined the academy in May 2017. In just a short space of time, we already couldn't imagine life at the academy without her. Her exceptional organisational skills, enthusiasm and all round lovely personality have seen her fit right in at MPAA from day one...

Izzy Neville

Dance Teaching Assistant

Izzy is one of our young teaching assistants. She spends every Saturday in our dance studio helping with the tuition and supervision of our tiny dancers.

Izzy began her life at the academy at the age of 7, beginning with ballet & tap classes. Over the years she has added vocal lessons & pointe work to her list of disciplines, as well as becoming a member of VIG Theatre Company & singing in Voices.