Learn the piano or keyboard on our courses for beginners and more advanced students. Explore blues or jazz piano with part-time, evening and weekend piano courses at London Build.
We offer a range of part-time piano classes at all levels, including daytime, evening and weekend courses. Come and learn how to play piano in an enjoyable, welcoming environment with expert tuition. Piano classes are available from complete beginners through to level 5 and above, with further keyboard tuition, including improvisation and the art of accompaniment.
To find out more about our piano courses, contact us on 222-66-889-99
Come and join this friendly and productive class to strengthen and add to your aural skills through improved musical knowledge, awareness and practice techniques. Taught in the digital piano suite. Tutor: Shelagh Sutherland [external website].
Learn and practise the 12 bar form, dominant chords, blues scale, basslines and boogie patterns. Explore how to improvise on a blues. For competent pianists who read music well and have good coordination between hands.
Is your playing really ‘playful’? See how you can respond more fully to the musical world around you. Learn about different types of memory and how it can help to transform your playing. Tutor: Shelagh Sutherland [external website].
Practice time is precious but sometimes not used to the best advantage. These sessions will provide guidelines to help you make the most out of your time. Please bring two pieces of music: one that you know or are currently working on, and one you would like to start learning. Tutor: Shelagh Sutherland [external website].
Ever wondered why it is important to practise scales, arpeggios, broken chords and chord inversions? Discover hidden benefits that will enhance your technique and keyboard musicianship. For students who have been learning piano for three to five years. Tutor: Simon Atkins.
Ever wondered why it is important to practise scales, arpeggios, broken chords and chord inversions? Discover hidden benefits that will enhance your technique and keyboard musicianship. For students who have been learning piano for five years or more. Tutor: Simon Atkins.
If you have pop piano training or equivalent keyboard harmony skill, come and tackle the easier end of the jazz piano repertoire. The focus is on jazz voicing, interpretation of a lead sheet and good timing. You'll need to play piano at grade 5 or above. Continues to 'Jazz piano 2' next term.
Try more difficult tunes and conventions with more practice at 'comping' and improvising. You will need a working knowledge of jazz harmony to get the most from this course. Continues to Jazz piano 3 next term.
Explore the jazz idiom, including time feels and harmonic progressions. Meet some jazz standards. For players at grade 5 and above who have some knowledge of triads and 7th chords. In class you will play digital pianos. Tutor: Della Rhodes.
A study and sharing group for experienced jazz players who are already performing. We will focus on famous jazz pianists, with in-depth listening and transcription of recorded examples. Includes some in-class demonstration and performance. Course dates: 5 November, 3 December, 14 January, 4 March, 25 March and 22 April.
Try more difficult tunes and conventions, with more practice at 'comping' and improvising. You will need a working knowledge of jazz piano harmony to get the most from this course. Suitable for players who have completed 'Jazz piano 3' and/or have played in jazz ensembles.
Develop your analytical, melodic and harmonic understanding with the help of improvisation, covering a wide variety of styles. You'll become a more confident player as a result. It is possible to join a later module if you have appropriate skills.