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Da Capo Academy - Est. 2010
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In Short …

Da Capo Academy is an independent music tuition service, founded in 2010 by Samantha and Dylan Christopher, graduates of Colchester Institute: Centre for Music and Performing Arts (CMPA).

Concert 2014

  • High-quality tuition is provided by musicians with a wealth of knowledge and experience in their selected fields of study. Click to hear from some of our Students.
  • Lessons are taught from Samantha and Dylan’s residence in Colchester. Click to take a peek at a 'session snapshot'.
  • We offer performance opportunities to all learners nurturing confidence and vital skills needed to prepare them for success in music. Click to view previous Concerts.
  • Intermittent testing and examinations are taken to assess learning and ensure progress is made. Click here for more information.
  • Awards are presented to learners that display outstanding musical excellence and attainment during the course of the academic year. Click here for more information.


About Da Capo Academy

Portrait of Samantha Miller and Dylan Christopher Image from summer Concert 2014

Since its inception in 2009 by clarinettist Samantha Christopher and pianist Dylan Christopher, Da Capo Academy has flourished into a successful independent music tuition service in Colchester. The brainchild of Samantha while completing her final year as an undergraduate musician at Colchester Institute, the studio has gone from strength to strength to get to where it is today.

Samantha and Dylan joined forces professionally after graduating, each bringing a wealth of musical talent and knowledge to the academy. What initially started as a few learners taught from Samantha’s parents’ house, has grown into currently over 70 learners taught from Samantha and Dylan’s residence in Colchester.

Da Capo Academy

Excellence has always been Da Capo Academy’s highest priority, aiming to provide the highest quality music education to anyone wanting to learn. Over the years tried and tested methods have been perfected to guide learners through the journey to becoming competent and able musicians.

Image from summer Concert 2014

Many of the clients and learners receiving tuition from Da Capo Academy joined when the studio was starting up, and have remained loyal and dedicated patrons over the years giving crucial feedback to make the experience the best that could possibly be delivered.

We take pride in Da Capo Academy, what it has become. We hope that you will be part of that future.


If you would like to know more, send us an email or call (01206) 563 583.

For more immediate answers, please check our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page.