Our curriculum is based on the innovative and internationally recognised syllabi from KinderMusik for children from birth through age four, Trinity College London (TCL) and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) for music; from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and the National Association of Teachers of Dancing (NATD) for dance. ABRSM, TCL, ISTD and NATD are the world’s leading examination boards for music and dance respectively, with the widest range of genres available. These well-balanced syllabi allow students to learn both the technical and performance aspects of their chosen disciplines. They also prepare them with sufficient knowledge and skills for international certificates and qualifications in music and performing arts with global validity and recognition. Furthermore, as Vietnamese culture and identity are our most valuable heritage that helps us stand out while integrating ourselves into the world, our curriculum will assist students in their learning, understanding and in developing the fabric of our traditional values.

Connecting practice with theory, SMPAA’s rigorous curriculum aims to equip students with a conceptual and practical foundation, as well as strong artistic capabilities. SMPAA offers three comprehensive packages: Feel – Believe – Inspire, that will set the stage for all students to achieve their highest potential in music / performing arts in a clear and structural framework.


This level is designed to introduce students to music and/or the performing arts. Students start building their foundational knowledge and develop their interests in music and the performing arts in courses that suit the particular pace, needs, and strengths of these students.


This level acknowledges students’ progress and development with standardised assessments and carefully planned goals. This programme motivates students to increase their self-confidence through mandatory yearly international examinations (Trinity, ABRSM, ISTD and NATD).



This level develops a cohesive bridge for students who wish to pursue  further training in the arts, building on their established knowledge, enhancing their performance capabilities and expanding their expertise. All students follow a structured programme with international qualifications while taking part in various artistic projects.