Jazz & Popular Music Courses & Classes in London

Learn to play the saxophone or join our a cappella course. Choose from a variety of different jazz and popular courses at a time that suits you.
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  1. Drumming for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 18 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduction to drum kit playing, starting with set up of the drum kit, posture, stick grip/control, and how to play fundamental grooves. There will also be some starter rudiments and essential coordination exercises - hand to hand and hand to foot.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00

  2. Ukulele: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn the chords, strumming techniques and tuning that will enable you to play the ukulele. Learn whole songs by the end of the course. Ukuleles provided for the sessions to start the course if you do not (yet) have your own.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  3. Folk and pop guitar 3A

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an experienced player, come and develop your rhythmic playing and your interpretation of chord charts using bar chords, mobile scales, bass lines and melody work. Vast and varied repertoire. Playing techniques can apply to acoustic and electric guitars.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Jazz guitar 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the jazz style and repertoire, chord/scale vocabulary, jazz harmony, time feels, accompanying and improvisation. Ideal if you have established guitar technique and are new to jazz.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Folk and pop guitar 1B

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn some songs! This second term of study will suit you if you are a beginner with experience of tuning up, and know note names up to the fourth fret, and can play basic folk chords shapes.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Build a cappella

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This established ensemble sings original arrangements of jazz and popular songs, and performs frequently. Develop your ear, timing, intonation, memory, performance skills and team work. New members with strong voices, good music reading and aural skills are welcome. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places and to arrange an audition.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £298.00

  7. World music: Ghanaian Highlife

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The West African tradition of Highlife mixes Ghanaian percussion rhythms with calypso, and is played on guitars and horns. Join these sessions to play classic tunes by Highlife artists such as Osibisa and E.T.Mensah. Open to percussionists, instrumentalists and singers - anyone who can hold a rhythm! Tutor: Sarha Moore.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focus on ensemble playing, developing jazz improvisation, applying theoretical understanding to practical situations and performance. We will learn and study jazz standards and unusual repertoire. This is musicianship training at a high level. Entry by audition or recommendation. Please apply to [email protected] to arrange assessment. Audition date: Saturday 7 Sep 2019.
    Full fee: £959.00
    Senior fee: £767.00
    Concession: £585.00

  9. Folk and pop guitar 1A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about tuning your instrument, strumming and picking, simple chords for pop songs, scales and chord symbols on this starter course. Please bring an acoustic guitar.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. Saxophone 1A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you are a beginner or have recently begun to study the saxophone. Any other musical experience will be an advantage and you will need to bring your own instrument. You will learn to play and read music. Repertoire will include popular sounds, jazz and world music. Continues next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Build Big Band 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An ensemble for proficient jazz players to improve and maintain sight reading and section work, playing music from the classic era of Big Bands and contemporary and original arrangements. Gigs will be arranged. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £298.00

  12. Drumming 1

    Drumming 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're a beginner, come and learn the practical skills you need to play drumkit in contemporary music, including stick technique, four-way coordination, listening and music reading. You will play acoustic and practice kits in class. Please bring your own sticks.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. Drumming 3

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Play and analyse classic grooves and work to improve coordinated independence and application of rudiments to the kit. Includes reading drum notation. Ideal if you have completed Drumming 2 or have equivalent experience.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Saxophone 2A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For sax players with a year's experience, who read music, and have some experience of performing. Develop your tone, technique, reading and musicianship, playing popular styles and jazz, with some improvisation. Continues next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Saxophone 3A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you are at intermediate level, can read and improvise, and have some experience of performing. Repertoire will be pop and jazz. Technical work on the instrument will be combined with ensemble playing, solo playing, improvisation and musicianship skills. Continues next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

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