HIKARI ARTS 光
MUSIC, DRAMA AND JAPANESE SCHOOL IN SWINDON
Our name ‘Hikari Arts’ and motto ‘let your passion shine’ is based around the idea that people really shine when they are being themselves and doing what they enjoy! We provide an experience that students really love!
Nina (our half Japanese, sushi loving owner) is passionate about sharing the amazing Japanese culture with others through Hikari Arts. So we thought it would be apt to have a unique name which reflects her ethnic roots.
Our school is faith inspired and built upon Christian principles. 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
Formally ‘Swindon Piano N Drama’, we started with just ten students in a small room. Now eight years on and we have dozens of people come through our doors to take part in our creative programmes!
Hikari Arts is a friendly teaching studio offering individual and small group tuition which students love! Choices include piano, singing, drama, keyboard, guitar, musical theatre and Japanese.
We are located in the the Town Hall, in the heart of Swindon town centre. 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!
We give all our students the opportunity to put their skills in to practice in our much anticipated shows. This is a chance for your friends and family to see you take to the stage and really shine!
Our December ‘Musical Christmas’ show saw more than 27 individual performances from our ambitious students! Check out the video to watch our show highlights!
We give our students the option to take graded exams through Trinity College London. These exams provide solid goals to work towards and a real sense of accomplishment. Plus you 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! What are you waiting for?