Acknowledgement to Country 

The Academy would like to show their respect and acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Dharawal Country, Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Based in Thirroul NSW, the Academy of Music Dance Drama has been providing performing arts excellence in the Illawarra and beyond. With in-person lessons and remote learning available, the Academy is accessible for anyone who aspires to extend themselves in a safe, fun and friendly community.
Our lessons provide a sense of enjoyment and engagement and where students experience a learning environment that is positive and nurturing. If it’s to learn a new skill, pursue a career or just for enjoyment, all our teachers build the lessons around what the student wants.

Buy someone the gift of learning!

The Academy Gift Certificates are redeemable via the Academy website and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. 

If you purchase a gift certificate and choose to ‘Send to a friend’ they will immediately receive an email with the gift certificate.

If you choose to ‘Send to myself’ then you will receive an email with the gift certificate(s) attached. You can then forward on the Certificates to your recipient(s), or print the PDF to give it personally.

New Classes


We are now offering the Rockschool program through the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB)

Master your instrument, find out what level you’re at or simply earn a globally recognised qualification that’s truly valuable wherever you are.

Live and Video Exams available (Graded Certificates and Performance Certificates)

Debut to Grade 8 levels and then Professional Diplomas for your entry to music qualifications at a professional level.

Learn current repertoire whilst developing your technique and understanding of music concepts.

Vocals | Piano | Keyboard | Acoustic Guitar | Electric Guitar | Bass Guitar | Ukulele | Drums | Band

We take the Creative Kids Voucher
We are a Covid Safe Business