We are the oldest private music school in Austin, having opened in September 1987. The school operates year around with an eleven member faculty who have Master's and/or Doctorate degrees in music.
Briarcliff Music School is the exam center for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London, England. We offer comprehensive instruction in ABRSM theory, sight-reading, ear training and performance literature in preparation for exams which are given three times a year. Our judges are sent to us from Great Britain.
Briarcliff Music School emphasizes collaborative music participation where students are taught not only solo music but the ability to accompany soloists, duo piano works and orchestral accompaniment for concerto soloists. Singers are trained in art songs and musical theater.