HIKARI ARTS 光
MUSIC, DRAMA AND JAPANESE SCHOOL IN SWINDON
WHY HIKARI ARTS?
Firstly, Hikari meaning ‘light’ in Japanese represents the idea that people ‘shine’ when they are allowed to be themselves and do what they enjoy! Certainly we love to watch our students grow and shine even brighter with time!
Secondly, Nina (our half Japanese, sushi loving owner) is passionate about sharing the amazing Japanese culture with others through our school. So of course, we thought it would be apt to have a unique name which reflects the ethnic roots of the school.
Thirdly, our school is faith inspired and built upon Christian principles. Therefore, our name reflects the verse in the Bible: “I am the Light of the world. He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8: 12)
‘Hikari’ meaning ‘light’ or ‘shine’ in Japanese
HISTORY OF OUR SCHOOL
Hikari Arts - Music, drama and Japanese school
Hikari Arts is a friendly teaching studio offering individual and small group tuition which students love! Formally ‘Swindon Piano N Drama’, we started with just ten students in a one room. Over time, more and more students started coming through our doors! Now eight years on and we have dozens of people taking in our creative programmes!
Now, equipped with our new name ‘Hikari Arts’ we look forward to meeting even more keen students!
Based in Swindon Town Hall
We are located in the the Town Hall in central Swindon. The Town Hall is a Grade II listed building with a rich history. It is home to ‘Swindon Dance’ which been a leading innovator in dance development in the UK for over three decades. We benefit from our unique association with Swindon Dance as well as all the superb facilities. This includes a professional theatre which we use for our students shows!
Meet the teachers who work at our school!
We give all our students the opportunity to put their skills in to practice during our much anticipated shows. Additionally, this is a chance for your friends and family to see you take to the stage and really shine!
Our December ‘Musical Christmas’ show had more than 27 performances from our music and drama students! Undoubtedly another great show from our brave students! So check out the video to watch all the highlights!
We give all of our music and drama students the option to take graded exams through Trinity College London. These exams provide solid goals to work towards and also a real sense of accomplishment. Furthermore, you will receive a shiny new certificate when you pass!
We are proud that since opening our doors eight years ago, 100% of our students who have entered for an exam have passed! Of course, we offer exams in almost all of our subjects including piano, keyboard, guitar, drama, musical theatre, singing and music theory.
So what are you waiting for? Come check out our school and see what you can achieve!