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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Drumming 2

    Course Date: Sat 21 Apr 2018
    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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Ukulele Sundays

    Course Date: Sun 22 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experienced players are welcome to come and learn new songs and ensemble pieces. Spend 2 days in good ukulele company.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Afro Cuban ensemble

    Course Date: Sun 29 Apr 2018
    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. Our emphasis will be on reading charts and playing as an ensemble, improvising and developing rhythm skill. Please contact the Music department on 020 7492 2630 or [email protected] for approval to enrol.

    Please be advised that piano and bass places are aleady filled.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Build a cappella

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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 the Music Department to enquire about availability of places and to arrange an audition.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £298.00

  13. Jazz harmony and ear training 1

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With guided listening to music forms, and singing, you will study time, form, root movement and harmonic progression, chord types, intervals, scales and modes. Learn transcribed solos and participate in playing sessions. For players with a working knowledge of basic harmony and instrumental proficiency beyond grade 5. Practical assessment is via group audition mornings held in mid-July and early September. Contact the Music Department to register your interest.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  14. Build Big Band 2

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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 the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £298.00

  15. Build Big Band 1

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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 the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £298.00

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