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. Bass guitar: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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. In this extension course we will focus on groove playing in R&B, reggae and Latin styles. It is essential you can read for bass. Please bring your own bass guitar and lead (amps provided).
    Full fee: £115.00
    Senior fee: £92.00
    Concession: £70.00

  2. Folk and pop guitar 1: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Flamenco guitar

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018 (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

  7. Saxophone 1: module 1

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you are a beginner or have recently begun to study the saxophone. Any other musical experience will be an advantage and you will need to bring your own instrument. You will learn to play and read music. Repertoire will include popular sounds, jazz and world music. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Saxophone 3: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue with your 3rd year of saxophone study. We will play jazz, pop and world music repertoire, and work to improve your technical ability.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Saxophone 2: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For sax players with over a year of experience, who read music, and have experience of performing. Develop your sound, technique, reading and musicianship. Emphasis on popular, jazz and world music in a group, including improvisation.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Saxophone 4: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Maintain and extend your playing skills in this 2nd term of our advanced course. Repertoire is mainly jazz, and we will learn and rehearse sax ensemble arrangements.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  11. Saxophone 1: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jan 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.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Folk and pop guitar 2: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you can play a range of 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. Continues to module 3 next term.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. 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

  14. Jazz guitar 2

    Course Date: Sun 14 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have played jazz styles and are familiar with some standard tunes, this course is a great way to develop your technical and musical skills in 'comping' and soloing.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  15. Play world pop music

    Course Date: Sun 14 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore music from three continents, studying it through organising principles. This is a practical course where you will be able to play your instrument, sing and play percussion. Newcomers and returning students welcome.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

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