PHUKET ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS

Everything is Possible

Our students get many live performance opportunities at school, shopping malls, community events, festivals and private functions. Each year every student has the opportunity to record at our recording studios.

At PAPA the spotlight has never been about us or even our teachers. It is, and always will be about our students and helping each one of them to fulfil their musical dreams and ambitions.

Having a child that is passionate about music has kept us on point about the quality of lessons that we provide.

Our amazing teachers provide so much more than just music lessons. They become a pillar for the kids to lean on, speak to and confide in, and in doing so help build their self-confidence to perform in public.

Having seen first-hand what inspires or leaves student uninspired, we chose a curriculum that would assist our teachers in teaching music that is relevant to the students and remaining on point with the latest trends allowing them to become fully rounded musicians, performers and recording artists in preparation to having successful careers inside the music industry.

MUSIC LESSONS

PAPA offer quality Group and Private music lessons, with Qualified teachers for Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Drums, Ukulele, Bass and Music Production.

Testimonials

See what people are saying about PAPA.

Recording

All PAPA students get the opportunity to record. Many of the recordings are featured on the radio.

Student Videos

Link to our YouTube channel to see music videos by some of our students.

RSL Rockschool

Get Graded Music Qualifications doing what you love!

Teachers

Find out more about our teachers.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Gary and the team at PAPA and Legend Music were of the first to recognise and help develope Kira’s singing talent and record her. Their  mentoring, support and encouragement laid the foundation for Kira to record her first major single in LA. Should she become a hit singer, much of the credit will go to Gary’s foresight and passion for developing young performers.”

 

Brian Peace

“From my two years at PAPA, one of which I was on guitar scholarship, I learnt the importance of passion and drive for music which comes from within. Almost just like anything and everything else in life, you have to believe and continue building on all the guidance kindly offered by the musical professionals. I had the chance to learn through experience the importance and dynamics of live performances. I also had the privilege of stepping into a studio and recording for the first time! I felt like a creator ! PAPA has been a major step in my musical journey, a place and space where I met many different and greatly talented people. I’ll forever be grateful to all the teachers for their belief in me and in music and their unending enthusiasm.”

Katuta Sichilongo

We are fortunate to have a group of such highly talented musical professionals who are willing to dedicate their time and energy towards educating our children in such a convenient manner. My child has been with PAPA for a few years now, and the quality of teaching, the level of gentle encouragement, and the dedication of these wonderful teachers is unparalleled on the island.

Richard Russell

"My daughter and I love this music school and can't say enough wonderful things about our experience with the Phuket Academy of Music school over these past many years!   To find an environment in which you can instantly see the professionalism and passion for music that the teachers share with their students is priceless!  The teachers at PAPA are all professionals in their own fields and create a happy, fun, positive learning environment combined with patience and encouragement.  Honestly, the opportunities offered to the students of PAPA are simply incredible, world class and completely life changing!  My daughter has blossomed beyond ALL expectations in her musical, ensemble and performance skills under the guidance of her teachers at PAPA studying and sitting ABRSM and Rock School exams in both Violin and Piano.  I have no words strong enough to ever thank them for all they have done for her these past years!"

Danni Alderson

“Thank you so much for their reports. I know music will be something they’ll grow into loving and we’re just so happy with the quality of teaching they get. Everyone at PAPA is superb and we love their genuine affection for the boys, as well as their coolness, which makes the boys want to do it more! The online teaching was so hard for everyone, especially the drumming sessions, but even then, your teachers shone! We are looking forward to many more years with the boys developing their skills and passion for music with PAPA xxxxxx”

Andrea Edwards

“Thank you for everything you have done for my kids. They are loving their lessons with your team. You guys rock!”

Jana Beydoun

“Charlie sang at his graduation dinner last night. It was superb to see how much he has progressed under Pete's tuition. Please pass this on to Pete and tell him he is a brilliant teacher who has completely changed the way Charlie sings and improved his voice so much.”

Chris Greene

“I have been interested in music and music production for a while and was looking at taking it as a high subject. As it was not provided directly by the school, PAPA stepped in and organize an ad hoc program for me during my last 2 years of High school. PAPA did everything they can to provide me with the right environment to learn comprehensively some of the key aspects of music. After the two years of hard work, I graduated from RSL’s Music Production Program with honours and I am intending to pursue a career in music production after finishing my national service. I would highly recommend PAPA to anyone interested in music and art.”

Louis Stauffer

"My daughter and I love this music school and can't say enough wonderful things about our experience with the Phuket Academy of Music school over these past many years!   To find an environment in which you can instantly see the professionalism and passion for music that the teachers share with their students is priceless!  The teachers at PAPA are all professionals in their own fields and create a happy, fun, positive learning environment combined with patience and encouragement.  Honestly, the opportunities offered to the students of PAPA are simply incredible, world class and completely life changing!  My daughter has blossomed beyond ALL expectations in her musical, ensemble and performance skills under the guidance of her teachers at PAPA studying and sitting ABRSM and Rock School exams in both Violin and Piano.  I have no words strong enough to ever thank them for all they have done for her these past years!" 

Danni Alderson

“Colin ( illy) Hill was my advanced guitar teacher from the late 1980s until the mid-1990s, his lessons were invaluable to me as he took me from a mediocre guitar player to a competent player. Colin also gave my band at the time a lot of help with the production of our first demo and helped us with our live performances by taking my young band on the road with his successful original band The Dogs Next Door in 1989/1990. I owe a lot of thanks to illy as I am still playing today age 50 and still using a lot of the techniques and performance skills I was taught by Colin, I look upon him as a role model and a friend. “

Craig Soppa Gold - Coast Australia

“Colin Hill was the best guitar teacher on the Gold Coast for years. We were also able to see him performing 4 nights a week with various bands. He taught me and several friends. I have been taught by a few very good guitarists but teaching it is where Colin excelled.”

Joel Barnes.

“My 15 year old daughter had guitar lessons with Colin for a little over 1 year. I was surprised at how quickly she picked up playing and within 6 months was banging out some of my old favourites. I would highly recommend Colin for teaching children as he has a great mannerism that is comforting to his students. I only wish my daughter had kept up with the lessons but at age 17 her interests changed.”

Phil Bender

“I have gone to Colin for lessons and industry advice for 10+ years, and continue to do so now. Because he's had so much experience touring internationally, he never gives any 'textbook' advice, it's all from his real-world experience. As a teacher, he is kind, patient. I always learned new techniques in every lesson and felt comfortable to make mistakes. Colin creates a positive teaching atmosphere which is professional and friendly.”

Holly Terrens

Colin Hill was my very first music teacher when I first joined a band. Colin would have to be one of the most professional, patient, talented, informative and encouraging teachers I have had the honour of learning from.”

Yvette Walker

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