Beginner Piano

Chords 1

Next date: Thu 22nd April 2021

7.30-8.45pm

Ideally suited to aspiring singer-songwriters, composition students and piano hobbyists alike. Learn how to play an accompaniment using lead sheets (chords). The course introduces basic harmony, finger technique and arranging ideas with minimal note reading.

Basic knowledge of the keyboard layout (note names) is needed but get in touch for free resources on this.

6 x weekly 1hr 15min sessions introducing the following concepts:

  • Major/Minor triads

  • Bass lines and slash chords

  • Pitch, dynamics and articulation

  • Rhythmic patterns and broken chords

Group session - includes time for students to share projects (Q&A)

48 GBP total

£8

per session

Evolution of Pop

Next date: Summer 2021 TBC

From '50s Rock'n'Roll to 00s Pop explore how music has grown and evolved over the  decades. Each session will highlight notable artists of the era and musical features that give genres their unique sound.

Ideally you will have an understanding of the 'Elements of Music' to make the most of this course.

6 x weekly 1hr sessions covering the following decades

  • 1950s

  • 1960s

  • 1970s

  • 1980s

  • 1990s

  • 2000+

Group session - includes Q and A

48 GPB total

£8

per session

Beginner Piano

Chords 2

Next date: Thu 9th June 2021

7.30-8.45pm

Following on from the level 1 sessions, this course explores more ways to arrange your piano accompaniment. Add interest to your playing with extended chords, riffs and fills. These more advanced ideas will give your accompaniment the flair and style to lift a performance to the next level!

 

Beginner Piano Accompaniment 1 or understanding of the concepts covered is required.

6 x weekly 1hr 15min sessions introducing the following concepts:

  • Chord inversions

  • Riffs and melodic fills

  • 7th chords

  • Other chord types:
    Sus, Add, Aug, Dim

Group session - includes time for students to share projects (Q&A)

60 GBP total

£10

per session

Elements of Music

Next date: Summer 2021 TBC

Ideal for beginner musicians and music lovers to gain an understanding of how all music is shaped through a range of elements. Each session will utilise both written and aural examples to help you get to grips with reading music and recognising these features by ear.

No prior experience required. Ideal for hobbyists and music students alike

6 x weekly 1hr sessions covering the main classical music periods:

  • Introduction to classical music

  • Baroque

  • Classical

  • Romantic

  • 20th Century

  • Review of classical periods

Group session - includes Q and A

48 GPB total

£8

per session

Summer Singers

Next Date: Summer Hols 2021 TBC

10.00-10.30am

This small group class is designed specifically for young voices (5-8). Singers will gain the tools they need to begin their musical journey with confidence through fun games and interactive tasks. This course uses the awesome Full Voice curriculum (created by Nikki Loney).

 

No prior experience required, perfect for beginners

6 x weekly 30min sessions covering the following topics:

  • SolFa basics (Do Re Mi)

  • Warming Up

  • Breathing and Phrasing

  • Communicating Lyrics

  • Rhythm and Pulse

  • Score directions (Reading music)

Group session - Includes home-learning extension activities

21 GBP total

£3.50

per session

Music Appreciation

Classical

Next date: Summer 2021 TBC

Ideal for music lovers wanting to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of classical music.

Each session will outline the musical features and notable composers of the period allowing you to spot your Baroque from your Romantic. 

Ideally you will have an understanding of the 'Elements of Music' to make the most of this course.

6 x weekly 1hr sessions covering the main classical music periods:

  • Introduction to classical music

  • Baroque

  • Classical

  • Romantic

  • 20th Century

  • Review of classical periods

Group session - includes Q and A

48 GPB total

£8

per session

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 all workshops are taught online
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