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. Folk music of the British Isles

    Course Date: Sun 25 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to folk music from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. Learn songs and dance tunes, accompanying and improvisation. For instrumentalists who can read basic music notation, and have learned basic notes & chords. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  2. Jazz woodshedding

    Course Date: Sun 11 Mar 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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'. Tunes will be announced a month before the course and copies sent to all enrolled students, so please enrol in good time. Tutor: Cerys Hogg.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Drumming 1

    Course Date: Sun 15 Apr 2018 (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. tutor : Mark Huggett.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  4. Drumming 3

    Course Date: Sun 15 Apr 2018
    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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Folk and pop guitar 1: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For players who have learned a range of basic chords and can strum reliably, this third term of study will teach you new and challenging songs. New students should check the course outline prior to enrolling.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Jazz guitar 1

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Folk and pop guitar 1: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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 the most basic folk chords shapes. Continues with module 3 next term.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Ukulele: intermediate

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you already play ukulele, come and learn new tricks, chord theory, picking and split strokes, and apply these to standard tunes.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  9. Saxophone 1: module 2

    Course Date: Fri 20 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For players with 3 months' study on saxophone. Repertoire will include popular sounds, jazz and world music, including music reading and improvisation. Continues to module 3 next term. Tutor: Angèle Veltmeijer.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Saxophone 1: module 3

    Course Date: Sat 21 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For players with 6 months' experience of playing the saxophone (tenor or alto) equivalent to completing modules 1 and 2 of 'Saxophone 1'.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  11. Saxophone 2: module 3

    Course Date: Sat 21 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For sax players with a year and a half of experience, who read music, and have experience of performing. Develop your sound, technique, reading and musicianship. Emphasis on popular, jazz and world music styles in a group, and includes improvisation.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Saxophone 3: module 3

    Course Date: Sat 21 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue with your 3rd year of saxophone study. Work to improve your technical ability, learn new jazz, pop, and sax ensemble repertoire, and improve your grasp of music theory.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Saxophone 4: module 3

    Course Date: Sat 21 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Maintain and extend your playing skills in this 3rd term of our advanced course. Repertoire is mainly jazz, and we will learn and rehearse sax ensemble arrangements. You will work towards a performance for the end of the year.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Folk and pop guitar 2: module 3

    Course Date: Sat 21 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you can play basic chord shapes, in time, and can follow chord symbols, this second year of study will develop your ability to play the acoustic instrument. Improve your musicianship and expand your repertoire.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  15. Latin percussion: introduction

    Course Date: Sat 21 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the fundamental skills needed to play Afro Cuban and Afro Brazilian rhythms and instruments. Begin with clavé and Rumba from Cuba. Study hand and stick technique, percussion notation and learn to play as an ensemble.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

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