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. Afro Cuban ensemble

    Course Date: Sun 24 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an intermediate player, this practical workshop is an exciting chance to experience playing in a Latin band. Players will focus on performance, improvisation, developing rhythm skills, and ensemble playing whilst learning to read charts within some classica Cuban Styles. Please contact the Music department on 020 7492 2630 or music@bildutrapagaran.info to seek approval to enrol. Note: the piano chair has now been filled.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  2. Bass guitar: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 2 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills as a bassist, your understanding of rhythm, melodic roles, and playing with an ensemble or backing tracks. We will focus on groove playing in swing, rock, funk, R&B. It is essential you can read for bass. Please bring your own bass guitar and lead (amps provided).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Blues guitar

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore blues guitar techniques on this practical course : chords, scales, form, rhythm and phrasing for accompaniment; soloing that will allow you to play with confidence with other musicians. Suitable for guitarists with plenty of folk/pop experience.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Blues harmonica

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Build a cappella

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017
    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 della.rhodes@bildutrapagaran.info to arrange an audition in July.

    Course dates: 20 Sep - 6 Dec 2017, 10 Jan - 21 Mar, 18 Apr - 27 June 2018.
    Full fee: £469.00
    Senior fee: £469.00
    Concession: £286.00

  6. Build Big Band 1

    Course Date: Sat 16 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have several years' playing experience, apply for our jazz Big Band. An excellent way to practise sight reading and ensemble playing. Includes rhythm section, trumpets, trombones and saxophones. Contact music@bildutrapagaran.info to arrange your audition.

    Course dates: 16 Sep - 9 Dec 2017, 13 Jan - 24 Mar, 21 Apr - 23 June 2018.
    Full fee: £469.00
    Senior fee: £469.00
    Concession: £286.00

  7. Build Big Band 2

    Course Date: Sat 16 Sep 2017
    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 music@bildutrapagaran.info to arrange your audition.

    Course dates: 16 Sep - 9 Dec 2017, 13 Jan - 24 Mar, 21 Apr - 23 June 2018.
    Full fee: £469.00
    Senior fee: £469.00
    Concession: £286.00

  8. Drumming 1

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Drumming 2

    Course Date: Sun 14 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For graduates of drumming level 1, and drum students with equivalent (12 lessons) experience. We will play and analyse classic grooves, and work to improve co-ordinated independence in application of rudiments to the kit.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. 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

  11. Drumming: advanced

    Course Date: Sun 24 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have completed the intermediate drumming course, or you play at an equivalent level, our advanced class is a great chance to practise all the essential popular grooves. Enhance and maintain your technique, reading and stamina. Course dates: 24 Sep-10 Dec, 14 Jan-25 Mar.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Drumming: intermediate

    Course Date: Sat 23 Sep 2017
    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 1' or have equivalent experience. Course dates: 23 Sep-09 Dec, 8 Jan-24 Mar.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  13. Flamenco guitar

    Course Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an intermediate-level player, come and learn authentic flamenco guitar in traditional and modern styles. Explore the techniques of picado, pulgar, alzapua and rasgueo, with rhythms, chords and scales. Learn to play a variety of 'falsetas' in the rhythm of soleo and bulerias. Please bring a nylon strung guitar.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Folk and pop guitar 1: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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 beginner's course. Please bring an acoustic guitar. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  15. Folk and pop guitar 1: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 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: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

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