Jazz & Popular Music Courses & Classes in London

Learn to play the saxophone or join our a cappella course. Choose from a variety of different jazz and popular courses at a time that suits you.
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  1. Build Big Band 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    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. 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

  2. Saxophone 1A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    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 next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Build Big Band 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    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

  4. Drumming 1

    Drumming 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Drumming: advanced

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019
    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. Term dates: 22 Sep-8 Dec, 19 Jan-29 Mar.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  6. World music: Afro Cuban ensemble

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an intermediate player, this practical workshop is an opportunity to experience playing in a Latin band. Emphasis 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] to seek approval to enrol so we can balance the instrumental ensemble.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. New Orleans Brass

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn traditional New Orleans Brass Band tunes by ear as a group. Explore improvisation and call and response backings. Aimed at all brass players at grade 4 standard and above. A range of playing abilities can be accomodated as can all brass instruments.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  8. Drumming 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: intermediate

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your jazz musicianship, repertoire, playing and improvising. Jazz harmony study and ear training, with ensemble practice and performance opportunities. Candidates need to have a working knowledge of jazz harmony and experience of playing in an ensemble. Please contact [email protected] to arrange to be assessed for this course. Audition date: Sat 7 Sep 2019.
    Full fee: £959.00
    Senior fee: £767.00
    Concession: £585.00

  10. Bass guitar: advanced

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (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. 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. World music: play Samba

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy an introduction to this joyous music style. Learn technique on the main instruments of the 'batteria' and the essential rhythms of the samba. Develop percussion arrangements including signals, breakdowns and breaks.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. Ukulele: intermediate

    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019
    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  13. World music: Township tunes

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Four sessions led by Paul Bartholomew during which you will explore groovy repertoire of South Africa, from Kwela jive to Mbqunga and jazz. Ensemble playing and opportunities to improvise. All instruments welcome, although rhythm section players should check vacancies with the Music department prior to enrolling. Piano places filled. Rhythm section places are limited : please contact the Music department prior to enrolling to check vacancies.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  14. Jazz repertoire

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy the challenge of playing familiar and new jazz repertoire in a mixed ensemble. For players with substantial experience of jazz ear training techniques and harmony study. Tunes will be announced two weeks ahead of the course.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  15. Ukulele orchestra

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 15 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ensemble ukulele with individual parts. For experienced players, preferably who read tablature. A challenge, but the music/repertoire will be tailored to various abilities.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

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