Training & Visits

The new STAVE HOUSE Award exams are now up and running in the UK.

The LCM early learning Music teaching Diploma/Stave House method was launched January 2014 –

The new STAVE HOUSE Award exams are now up and running in the UK.

For your free syllabus…. Download from LCM web site or from Stave House LCM link.The children will be awarded a [Pass for covering the work or they can be awarded a Distinction for all round excellence.
Upon completion they will receive a certificate from the London College of Music.

NEXT TRAINING DAY – for more details email

BOOK a one to one mentoring session with Ruth or join a training afternoon – approx. 2 and a half hours or book a skype session.

Once a registered STAVE HOUSE teacher – after a year of successfully teaching stave house and entering children for the awards you can apply to be an Assessor.To become an Assessor – you will need to have the LCM Early learning Music teaching Diploma/Stave House method – you can download the syllabus from the website. An advanced tutorial is available for candidates (download) which will help with the preperation for this Diploma and all candidates are encouraged to work through this. Should there be anything you wish to discuss with Ruth arising from the tutorial or the syllabus -please book a skype session  or email.
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OVERSEAS STUDENTS can now book Skype training sessions or combine a holiday with Stave House training and stay at the chapel.

LCM Chief Examiner Phillip Aldridge leads a singing workshop at Stave House Summer picnic!

Stave House staff receiving diplomas from Phillip Aldridge in the Chapel.

Sally and Jacelyn on the Teacher Training course, May 2016.

Course Reviews:

“I find that many areas of Stave House bring interesting and creative ideas for beginners and also for students who have musical background from other methods.  First, this method makes sense and relates to music reading, playing, listening and of course singing.  Not only that, we as teachers who are open to ideas and help feel this method leads us to be creative as well”  Yeoh Siu Xi – Malaysia


“A very helpful method for young children to learn music systematically and to be able to understand music in a deeper level” Denny Robeur – Malaysia


“It’s a revolutionary complimentary method to teach notation to children”  Jacqueline Tiong – Malaysia


“Thanks for a really useful course, I am really excited about setting my school off on a ‘Stave House’ journey” – Vanessa Welch (Duncombe School Hertford)

“I’m delighted to have passed the Early Years Diploma (Stave House Method). I really enjoyed preparing for the exam and the exam itself because Stave house has given me more confidence with this age-group. I am not a natural Early Years teacher and I only had one group (somewhat unwillingly) before I started using Stave House. I had quite a lot of primary-age experience – I’m a primary/secondary QT – and I had a large number of suitable resources that we had acquired and developed through our Early Years training with the National Youth Choir of Scotland, but Stave House has added a new dimension to learning and teaching!” – Jane Gray 

“I really enjoyed studying for the diploma. Researching thoroughly into the Stave House method enabled me to become a much more enthusiastic teacher and my lessons are all blooming with different ways to emphasize different ways to teach notation. Ruth was an amazing help and I could not have done so well without her. Her studio is amazing and I cannot wait to go down for another visit! After completing the diploma, I was itching to undertake my first exam and Ruth arranged one for me pretty much straight away. I thoroughly enjoyed my short time with the pupil who, may I add, passed with distinction! I love being part of the Stave House team and I recommend anyone thinking of doing the diploma – to do it!” – Charlotte Grayson

“Since achieving the the DipLCM in Early Years Music summer 2014 we have had great pleasure in assessing Aintree School of Music Students. We have 5 teachers now using the Stave House method within our school and it is proving extremely rewarding for our young students. We are finding children are moving onto the LCM instrumental/singing grades extremely quickly as they have great understanding to confidently approach the syllabus.

Achieving the diploma was a great experience – I spend time talking with Philip Aldred (Chief Examiner for LCM) about our approach and he gave me some invaluable advice. The examination was very practical; we spent time reviewing a dvd I had prepared of a class and we reviewed how we could improve certain aspects of this. The scope of the examination allowed me to demonstrate different techniques we use for teaching early childhood music in addition to Stave House.

It is a privilege to assess for Stave House. It provides us with the opportunity to review and ensure consistency of our teachers work and also to give instant feedback.” – Kate Long

April 2014::

LCMStaveHouse Early Music Diploma is proving to be an excellent syllabus. Despite being only launched this January – the Stave House teaching diploma is proving popular with Stave House teachers already.

We are very pleased to congratulate three more teachers this Spring on achieving the Diploma .
The teachers will receive their certificates from Chief Examiner Philip Aldred at the LCM Stave House Summer picnic in July.

More teachers are booked in that weekend to take the Diploma and are also coming for training with Ruth Travers on the Friday.
Ruth Travers is very proud to announce that 2 of her teachers actually passed with 100 %.

If you would like the Advanced Tutorial in preparation for the Diploma or would like to book coaching for the Diploma with Ruth Travers or one of her Senior Tutors – please email.