What is our ethos?


These are the three words that best describe the ethos of MXM and the way our teachers and students conduct themselves.

LOVE - We take care of each other. We celebrate our successes and support our 'failures' - although Michael doesn't believe there is such a thing as failure in performance.

RESPECT - We respect each other. Both the teachers and the students share an equal respect. There is no pecking order - we are all there to learn from the best and the teachers value how much they also learn from our students. Teachers act as mentors to guide students gently in their training. There's no shouting in our studios!

POSITIVITY - We remain as positive as we can in our training, taking the lessons learned from each week no matter how big or small. The glass is always half full at MXM!

Who are the 'Emmys'?

When you join MXM, you instantly become part of the family. The students affectionately refer to themselves as the 'Emmys'! This was a name voted for by the students and it stuck!

Becoming an Emmy introduces you to a bunch of like-minded friends, who often become life-long friends beyond their Sunday classes.

You also get access to the 'Emmy Zone' – an insider portal to useful MXM info.

Don't take our word for it...

The atmosphere in a musical theatre academy is something else and it can be difficult to put into words! There's a certain 'vibe' that we think is best explained by one of our own 'Emmys';

"MXM proved its worth immediately with its amazing opportunities for students and outstanding teachers. Within weeks we were in auditions for West End Live, an experience I will never forget and never thought I would be able to take part in...

What felt like immediately we were onto the next thing, performing in a West End Theatre to an Agent audience and giving us further opportunities to showcase ourselves. It sounds absolutely mad and hugely busy and like we never have time for any fun but, alas, we still manage to play ludicrous games and have a massive laugh.

Its a great balance of hard work and progress as well as a good laugh, some fun and a fab chance to make new friends and meet people. I cannot wait to go back tomorrow!" - Phoebe Bryant.

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...and the results are in.

We asked our Emmys what it is they love about MXM and here are the most commonly mentioned items:

  • The world-class West End professional teachers
  • The environment
  • The performance opportunities
  • The West End guest professionals
  • The respect from fellow Emmys and the teachers
  • The support
  • The people
  • The challenge
  • Making the BEST friends ever!
  • and...Everything!

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