Our motto is ‘Bringing Performance to Life’ and at The British Academy we really mean it. Our aim is to develop YOUR performance potential and stimulate YOUR creativity. If it’s singing, acting , dancing or playing an instrument, at BAPA you can do it all. If you are tired of simply doing exams and lost the passion for your instrument then come to BAPA where all our students are encouraged to perform whether in concerts in our own Windsor Hall, musicals, recitals; as a soloist, in ensembles, groups and even choirs. In addition to individual tuition, all students are required to join a relevant ensemble once a week from their second term e.g. choir, string, brass or woodwind ensemble. If you have always yearned to play an instrument, love singing, want to learn to dance or become an actor, or return to an instrument, we are here to help you.


A very warm welcome from The British Academy of Performing Arts!

Here at the British Academy, our aim is to give our students the very best performing arts education in Malaysia. We are proud that our tutors set the benchmark by having trained at some of the finest universities and music conservatories in the world, and they all hold a degree or masters. Not only are they excellent in their field, but they are as passionate as I am about performing. Learn with us, and you will naturally be as passionate too!

Developing a student’s potential, confidence, and enthusiasm as a performer will always be central to everything we do. Students are supported and encouraged throughout, whether in acting, singing, dancing, or playing a musical instrument; individually, or as part of a group, ensemble or class. To that end, our goal is to provide a thorough basic grounding at every level, in whichever chosen discipline, and to offer wide and varied performance opportunities from the start. Progress is celebrated at every milestone, and where appropriate, through examinations with ABRSM and Trinity College London and others.

We welcome All Ages. All Abilities. All Disciplines. Some of our courses even start from birth. I believe you are never too young or too old to learn something new, or to develop the love of the performing arts. With discipline, expertise, practice and passion, you can achieve the unimaginable. If you can dream it, we can bring it to life.

Join us now and let the journey begin.

Paul M. Baker
Principal, British Academy of Performing Arts


Register and pay by 10 December for classes or group lessons and receive free gift and fees will be held at 2019 rates.

If you can dream it, we can bring it to life.


At the British Academy we firmly believe our greatest asset is our team of tutors and staff whom we regard as the best in Malaysia. Most are trained in the top music and dance conservatories in The U.K. and Europe, Australia and US. Our senior tutors come with degrees or masters and are performers in their own right, but more importantly they share the same passion for performance as we do.


The British Academy is headed by Principal Paul M Baker, the highly acclaimed, award winning, Malaysian based British composer, conductor and educator. Paul has been a professional French horn player, composer, conductor and coach for over 30 years. He has won awards for his work in both Malaysia and internationally. For more than 10 years in Malaysia Paul has been instrumental in helping drive up standards in Malaysian performing arts and performing arts education. During his career he has worked with such artists as George Michael, Michael Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Sheila Majid and Zainal Abidin.


• British, European , Australian and US trained tutors, coaches and artistes
• State-of-the-art teaching and performance facilities
• Performance led curriculum
• Accredited by ABRSM & Trinity College, London Examination Boards
• Professional workshops and masterclasses
• Regular recitals & presentations by local and international artists
• Choirs, chamber orchestras, dance troupes and dramatic groups all based at BAPA
• Quarterly free student showcases
• Major symphonic and choral concerts and professional musicals


We have a unique fee structure to encourage long term commitment by our students to their craft, giving our clients more choice and flexibility. We charge fees based on the experience, qualifications and seniority of your tutor, not by exam results. We also offer a unique Privilege Payment Plan to reward our loyal customers with discounts for advance fee payments. You can also start at any time. No need to wait for the start of a term. Our fees are rolling. And we send out automatic reminders when payments are due. These can be paid online, in cash, cheque or bank transfer.


Throughout the year we have a mixed programme in Windsor Hall performed by teachers, students or invited guests. Tickets can be booked in advance or on the night. See Facebook page (BAPA.KotaDamansara) for upcoming concert programme details.


The British Academy of Performing Arts have a full and varied series of concerts and external events throughout the year. For an updated list of events on our Facebook page or Website. BOOKING For registering, booking assessment lessons, enquiries, information and booking phone hotline 0183861517 or email enquiries@bapa.asia. For buying or reserving concert / recital tickets please email tickets@bapa.asia or reserve and pay online. * Classes and group lessons subject to terms and condition and minimum numbers.** A student may be placed on a waiting list until a place becomes available.


Are you planning an annual awards night, corporate dinner, wedding or private party?
If so then contact us to provide you with the very best music Malaysia has to offer.

Our tutors, as well as being highly trained educators also rank amongst the top performers in the country. Many are former members of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) or have played internationally at the highest level. From a cocktail pianist or string quartet to an 18 piece big band and even an 85 strong symphony orchestra, we can provide the perfect accompaniment to your event and working closely with you will design a combination and programme, tailor made to delight your guests and your budget.

We are the only specialist organisation in Malaysia providing virtually any combination of world-class jazz or classical ensembles as well as being able to source for you some of Malaysia’s most well-known singers, comedians and MC’s. Our first class in-house ensembles include The Academy Singers (Choir), The British Academy Big Band (Jazz), The Academy String Quartet and the Academy Chamber Orchestra (22 players).

Previous satisfied clients include The British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce, The Gardens Mall, McKinsey Consulting, Pavilion Mall, 1 Utama Mall, The British High Commission in Malaysia, Celcom Axiata, Akademi Sains Malaysia and DHL as well as numerous weddings and VIP private parties.

So if you want us to help make your event truly world-class, contact us for an initial, no obligation discussion.

Email: paul@bapa.asia  Phone: 016-642 7368


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British Academy of Performing Arts (BAPA)

A01-10 Sunway Nexis Mall,
No.1 Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel: +603 7624 4740 / +603 7624 4739
Mobile: +6018 3861517

Email: enquiries@bapa.asia

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