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“At Bentley Music Academy our motto is ‘Performance First!’ as it is through performance that we learn most about music, and ourselves.

Sign up for one of our orchestras, our choir, or join the BMA Rockbandz community, register for our Foundation Course or request information regarding our Outreach activities, or join in major international collaborations – there is an opportunity here at BMA ready just for you!”

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Kevin Field

Director of Academic & Artistic Development
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BMA CREATIVE ONLINE

OFFERING ONE-TO-ONE TUITION, CONCERTS, WEBINARS, INTERVIEWS, LOCKDOWN SUPPORT SESSIONS TO MALAYSIA – AND THE WORLD!

The vast majority of our operation, from one to one tuition to some of our group sessions and programs are available direct to a screen near you!
We also offer blended learning too, so you can ‘mix and match’ depending on your schedule with some weeks at BMA, or some weeks online.
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FACULTIES

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Strings

vocals

Voice

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Winds & Brass

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Piano & Keyboards

Drums

Drums

Guitar

Guitar

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Conducting

Faculties - Percussions - 5

Timpani & Percussion

Early Years

Early Years

Latin / Hand Percussion

Latin / Hand Percussion

We share your passion

We have a wide base of experienced tutors who find teaching music as rewarding as the students learning it. So come find the right music teacher who’ll nurture your love for music & help you realise your potential.

COURSES, ENSEMBLES & PROGRAMMES

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Orchestras

TCC

Conductor’s Circle

RockBandz

BMA Rock Bandz

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Early Years Music & Movement

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BMA Professional Development Programme

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BMA Professional Development Programme

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BMA Rock Bandz

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BMA Outreach Programme

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BMA Professional Development Programme

Life’s a song at any age

Music has the power to shape character and broaden perspectives.
You’re never too young or too old for music in your life.

That’s the reason why we have programmes for every age group.

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Because music is a performance art we have many different ways at BMA to showcase your talent; from a corner in our open air garden to a 400-seat auditorium.

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Busker’s Corner

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Young Artists Platform

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Concerts & Recitals

Tan Yong Syn

Students are spoilt for choices at BMA - this is what music education is about: getting people excited to make and enjoy music - highly recommended!

Tan Yong Syn / Parent
Selina Zainal Abidin

Bentley Music Academy is a very adult student-friendly place. Their "performance first" motto means the music-making is always enjoyable; thank you BMA for making my musical experience magical!

Selina Zainal Abidin / violinist in Ensemble 24+
Professor Judith Brown

The newly conceived production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, The Mikado, was a world first bringing together over 100 participants. Thank you BMA and Kevin Field for hosting this innovative theatre project with such success!

Professor Judith Brown / Dean at Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music
Paul Philbert

Bentley Music Academy is an unique oasis for quality music education in Malaysia - be part of it!

Paul Philbert / Principal Timpanist, Royal Scottish National Symphony Orchestra
Carol Sim

Everyone is kind and helpful at BMA, inspiring and helping each other to reach greater heights. The BMA teachers make learning easy to understand, and fun!

Carol Sim / Parent
Arnand Fabre

We chose BMA for our child as it provides a wide range of music lessons led by motivated teachers and regular opportunities for the students to perform; and all this in very good facilities.

Arnand Fabre / Parent
Jason Fernandez

Apart from the individual violin lessons, we appreciate the many performance opportunities Bentley offers through its concerts, both in an individual and group settings.

Jason Fernandez / Parent

Events

A major event in the history of BMA and a great way to start the new year! Malaysian actor, singer and dancer, Sean Ghazi has handed over his own performance space at BOBO KL for a special showcase featuring BMA's students.

BMA @ BOBOKL!

Date : 18th, 19th & 20th January 2024
Time : 8.00pm
Venue : BoboKL
Concert Passes : RM80 / RM100

Academic Calendar 2024

2024-calendar
Public Holidays observed by BMA
○ BMA Closed, no replacement lesson(s)
Jan 1 : New Year
Feb 10 & 11 : Chinese New Year
April 10 & 11 : Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Jun 3 : The Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday
Jun 17 : Hari Raya Qurban
Aug 31 : National Day
Sep 16 : Malaysia Day
Sep 16 : Maulidur Rasul
Oct 31 : Deepavali
Dec 25 : Christmas
Public Holidays observed by BMA
□ BMA Closed, lesson(s) will be replaced
Feb 1 : Federal Territory Day (BB only)
Feb 9 : Chinese New Year (BB only)
May 1 : Labour Day
Dec 11 : Selangor Sultan’s Birthday (MD only)
✰ Public Holidays, BMA Open
Jan 25 : Thaipusam
Mar 28 : Nuzul Al-Quran
May 22 : Wesak Day
Jul 7 : Awal Muharram
BMA’s Academic Term
Term 1 : 1 Jan – 31 Mar
Term Break : 25 Mar – 31 Mar
Term 2 : 1 Apr – 30 Jun
Term Break : 14 Jun – 20 Jun
Term 3 : 1 Jul – 30 Sep
Term Break : 9 Sep – 16 Sep
Term 4 : 1 Oct – 31 Dec
Term Break : 24 Dec – 31 Dec
BMA Concert
Term 1 Concert : 23 Mar & 24 Mar
Term 2 Concert : 29 Jun & 30 Jun
Midsummer Concert : 22 Jun
Term 3 Concert : 28 Sep & 29 Sep
Halloween : 26 Oct
Term 4 Concert : 23 Nov & 24 Nov
Year End Concert : 30 Nov
West Side Story : 14 & 15 Dec
Public Holidays observed by BMA
○ BMA Closed, no replacement lesson(s)
Jan 1 : New Year
Feb 1 : Federal Territory Day (BB only)
April 22 & 23 : Hari Raya Aidilfitri
May 1 : Labour Day
Jun 5 : The Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday
Jun 29 : Hari Raya Qurban
Aug 31 : National Day
Sep 16 : Malaysia Day
Dec 11 : Selangor Sultan’s Birthday (MD only)
Dec 25 : Christmas□ BMA Closed, lesson(s) will be replaced
Jan 22 & 23 : Chinese New Year
Nov 12 : Deepavali✰ Public Holidays, BMA Open
Feb 5 : Thaipusam
Apr 8 : Nuzul Al-Quran
May 4 : Wesak Day
Jul 19 : Awal Muharram
Sep 28 : Maulidur RasulBMA’s Academic Term
Term 1 : 1 Jan – 31 Mar
Term Break : 26 Mar – 31 Mar
Term 2 : 1 Apr – 30 Jun
Term Break : 3 Jun – 9 Jun
Term 3 : 1 Jul – 30 Sep
Term Break : 9 Sep – 16 Sep
Term 4 : 1 Oct – 31 Dec
Term Break : 24 Dec – 31 DecBMA Concert
Term 1 Concert : 18 Mar & 19 Mar
Term 2 Concert : 24 Jun & 25 Jun
Midsummer Concert : 14-16 Jul
Term 3 Concert : 23 Sep & 24 Sep
Term 4 Concert : 25 Nov & 26 Nov
Year End Concert : 16 Dec & 17 Dec