My 11 Year-old daughter is a multi-instrumentalist and I am trying to figure out what her 'best' (most appropriate given her own and family context) options are going forward.
Key instruments include:
Bass Guitar - Grade 8
Acoustic Guitar - Grade 8
Singing (contemporary) - Grade 8
Saxophone - Grade 6
Clarinet - Grade 5
Piano - Grade 5
She prefers more contemporary/ pop/ R&B repertoires but plays classical pieces primarily, albeit not exclusively, on her woodwind instruments. The first 4 instruments are her favourites. As she is still young, she has indicated that she loves music but is not yet certain she wants to be a professional musician but wants to be the best she can be, especially at the first 3.
I have contacted the following:
BRIT School - she visited and the Saturday school group she would be best suited to are 4 years or so older (not keen on that)
ACM - does not cater to her age and has no more Saturday school programmes
RAM -she is not old enough for the most appropriate jazz programme (needs to be 14)
Junior Guildhall - I cannot quite figure out how their programmes work and it appears she will have to choose only one instrument/ first study
Does anyone have any suggestions or advice of what other options there would be to help her develop as a multi-instrumentalist? Is she just best sticking to the best individual teachers that I can find? Her bass and acoustic guitar teachers are world-class performers (and teachers. as far as I can humbly determine). The others may not be obviously world-class (recognised internationally as such by their peers) but are mostly still great teachers.
There are various band programmes that she has tried - the Band Project is good but grounded by COVID-19. They also struggle to find children of similar levels for their bands.