We offer a wide range of part-time, evening and weekend music courses at many levels to suit your needs and aspirations, with highly motivated teachers. You can learn to play a variety of instruments, or further develop your skills. Explore jazz, learn or improve your singing and work in our professionally-equipped music technology studio.
An introduction to the major building blocks of music. Learn about melody, harmony, texture, rhythm, form and performance directions, and how to recognise these facets within further areas of study. Break week: 12th February.
If you have completed ‘Piano/keyboards foundation: module 2’ or and have existing keyboard and music reading skills, this course will further develop your technique and musicianship. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
If you have a minimum of two years' experience (playing at around grade 3 standard), come and work on both technical and solo work, and enjoy some ensemble playing. Continues to module 3 next term. Tutor: George Sleightholme [external website].
How does acting affect your singing and vice versa? Learn what is required, in terms of vocal expertise and physical stamina, to sing opera. You must have at least four years' classical vocal tuition and be able to learn repertoire quickly. Tutor: Håkan Vramsmo [external website]
If you have played Bb clarinet for at least a year, come and improve your technique and performance skills, and explore a variety of styles and repertoire. Continues to module 3 next term. Tutor: George Sleightholme.
Develop your skills as a bassist, your understanding of rhythm, melodic roles, and playing with an ensemble or backing tracks. In this extension course we will focus on groove playing in R&B, reggae and Latin styles. It is essential you can read for bass. Please bring your own bass guitar and lead (amps provided).
The lyrical tenor voice was used in the earliest operas to charm fair maidens and savage beasts alike. We trace the development of the operatic tenor from simple shepherd to dramatic ‘King of the High Cs’. Break week: 12th February.
If you are already experienced in recorder ensemble playing, join this small, friendly group to look at developing consort playing skills in Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary styles. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
Dalcroze is a powerful route to developing deeper musicality and creative expression through whole body movement. This approach offers musicians of any age or stage a way to enhance and enrich their skills. Tutor: Mary Price O'Connor.
Develop your analytical, melodic and harmonic understanding with the help of improvisation, covering a wide variety of styles. Become a more confident player as a result. For players at Grade 5 and above.
This practical course focuses on sight-singing, putting the musical experience at the heart of learning. Gain a better understanding of musical concepts and develop your musicianship. Based on the famous Kodály method. Leads to part 3 next term. Break week: 12 Feb. Tutor: [external website].
Explore the art of counterpoint, a musical technique in which two or more melodies interact with one another. Through analysis and composition exercises, you'll learn about the principles and practice of this highly engaging compositional style. Leads to part 3 next term. Break week: 12 Feb. Tutor: [external website].
Improve your technique and solo performance, and learn some standard repertoire and jazz protocol. Explore style, develop good timing and phrasing, breath control, and extend your vocal range. Not suitable for beginner singers. Continues to 'Jazz singing 2' next term.