We offer a wide range of part-time, evening and weekend music courses at many levels to suit your needs and aspirations, with highly motivated teachers. You can learn to play a variety of instruments, or further develop your skills. Explore jazz, learn or improve your singing and work in our professionally-equipped music technology studio.
How does ballet tell a story? Dance and mime communicate plot and character, but music underpins the narrative . We will explore many examples from numerous ballets. No technical musical or ballet knowledge is required. Tutor: Pauline Greene [external website]
There will be bank holiday breaks in this course, on 1 May and 29 May.
Trace the development of keyboard instruments and their repertoire from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the late works of Brahms. Explore the composers and makers who shaped the keyboard into one of the most versatile and popular instruments of all time, and learn about history, style, genre and function through guided listening and score reading. Tutor: Dr Maria Razumovskaya [external website]
For experienced classical singers (at least 5 years' one-to-one lessons) with good vocal technique, you can develop performance skills for recital and stage. This is module 3 of a full-year course. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this course: (020) 7492 2630.
For experienced classical singers (at least five years' one-to-one lessons) with good vocal technique, to explore the rich repertoire of song, and develop expressive and communicative skills. This is module 3 of a full-year course. The repertoire this term will be songs by Richard Strauss. This course has mid-term breaks on Bank holiday mondays 1st and 29th June.
Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this course: (020) 7492 2630.
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. Before you enrol, please tell the music team which instrument you play: 020 7492 2630 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tutor: Sara Dhillon.
Gerald Finzi and Herbert Howells worked mainly in separate spheres - the secular and the sacred - but were both inspired by early English music. Come and explore the musical worlds of these two early 20th century English figures. No previous musical knowledge necessary. Tutor: Karen Betley
An introduction to the art of solo singing. Gain a fundamental grasp of vocal technique as well as an understanding of the level of work and commitment involved to progress as a singer. This is the second module of a one year foundation level course.
Develop your skills as a bassist and your understanding of rhythm and melodic roles, playing with an ensemble or backing tracks. We will focus on groove playing in swing, rock, funk, R&B. (please note it is essential you can read for bass) Please bring your own bass guitar and lead (amps provided). Tutor: Paul Westwood.
If you have completed Cello level 2 module 2, or have had at least one year’s tuition (playing at around grade 2 standard), explore cello technique and repertoire, including ensemble music. Tutor: Polly Hewett.
For students who have been playing for at least four years and are at around grade 5 standard. You will be encouraged to play in all clefs regularly and be comfortable in positions including thumb position. This course is offered every term. Tutor: Una Birtchnell.
If you have at least two years' playing experience on the cello (playing at grade 2-3 standard), come and develop your technique and musical skills, through playing ensemble and solo repertoire. This course is offered every term. Tutor: Una Birtchnell.
Discover the pleasure of playing in small mixed instrumental ensembles, one per part, in a wide variety of repertoire. For players at grade 6 or above with good sight-reading skills, who like to perform. Please contact the Music Department to enrol. Tutor: Gisela Meyer [external website]
Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this fun choral class will give you something to look forward to on a Monday. We sing many genres from musical theatre to pop and more traditional. Very popular, so book early! Tutor: Richard Hartley Wilson
This course has mid-term breaks on bank holiday Mondays 1st & 29th May.