Jazz and popular music

Learn how to play the saxophone or join our a capella course. Choose from a variety of different jazz and popular courses at a time that suits you.
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  1. Ukulele: beginners

    Course Date: Sat 26 May 2018
    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: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  2. Blues harmonica

    Course Date: Wed 6 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn essential harmonica riffs and techniques on this lively and enjoyable course. Build musical skills and confidence in improvising blues music. Tutor: [external website].
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Township tunes

    Course Date: Sun 10 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Four Sunday sessions lead by Paul Bartholomew where you will explore groovy repertoire from South Africa, from Kwela jive to Mbqunga and jazz. Ensemble playing and opportunities to improvise. All instruments welcome. Please inform the Music department what you play when you enrol. Tutor: Paul Bartholomew.

    Rhythm section places are limited : please contact the Music department prior to enrolling to check vacancies. Bass guitar place is taken.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  4. Play world pop music

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Music from three continents will be introduced to you and studied through organising principles. You will be able to play your instrument, sing and/or play percussion. Newcomers and returning students welcome. Tutor: Sarha Moore.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  5. Blues guitar

    Course Date: Tue 10 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore blues guitar techniques on this practical course : chords, scales, form, rhythm and phrasing for accompaniment; and soloing that will allow you to play with confidence with other musicians. Suitable for guitarists who can play basic barre chords, and beyond. Tutor : David Harrison.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  6. Ukulele orchestra

    Course Date: Tue 10 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ensemble ukulele with individual parts. For experienced players, preferably who read tablature. A challenge, but the music/repertoire will be tailored to various abilities.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Jazz repertoire

    Course Date: Tue 10 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy playing and improvising on familiar and new jazz repertoire in a mixed ensemble. For players with substantial experience of jazz playing, ear training techniques and harmony study. Tunes will be announced in advance of the course. Rhythm section places are limited. Tutor: Della Rhodes.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Drumming for beginners

    Course Date: Thu 12 Jul 2018
    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. Tutor: Mark Huggett.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Drum kit taster

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Meet the drum kit and start to play essential drumming exercises. Sticks supplied. Tutor: Mike Bennett.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  10. Jazz woodshedding

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore, transpose and rehearse patterns of scales and chord tones relevant to improvising over jazz progressions. Ideal if you have completed 'Jazz harmony and ear training' courses. Rhythm section should apply early as places are limited. Tutor: Angèle Veltmeijer.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  11. Samba day

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy an introduction to this joyous music style. Learn technique on the main instruments of the 'batteria' and the essential rhythms of the samba. Develop percussion arrangements including signals, breakdowns and breaks. Tutor: Mike Bennett.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  12. Folk and pop guitar taster

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the essential chords that will begin your guitar career, and develop the motor skill to strum pop songs. Please bring an acoustic guitar. Tutor : David Harrison.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  13. Jazz guitar ensemble

    Course Date: Sat 14 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An ensemble for advanced players and graduates of jazz guitar 2 and 3. Learn to play the tutor's arrangements, in harmony and bass parts, with opportunities to improvise solos.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. Jazz today

    Course Date: Tue 17 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the wealth of jazz music as we find it today and learn about how it has developed over the past forty years. Tutor: Albi Gravener.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  15. Flute choir

    Course Date: Sat 21 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity for intermediate and advanced flautists to play baroque to pop to jazz in multiple parts. Give your sight-reading and ensemble skills a boost! Alto flute and piccolo players also welcome. Tutor: Lindsey Fillingham.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

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