Music

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.
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  1. Music theory: grade 8

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn more complex elements of music such as writing two-part counterpoint above a given harmony, writing for keyboard in historical styles, writing melodies for instrument, and analysing a score (ornaments, harmonic structure, phrase structure, style, performance directions, use of voices and instruments). Tutor: Dr Malcolm Miller

    Course dates: 18 Sep-16 Oct, 30 Oct-4 Dec, 15 Jan-5 Feb.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  2. Jazz singing 2

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For singers who have completed 'Jazz singing 1', or who have equivalent experience and ability in the jazz idiom. Develop your jazz conception, solo performance and expand your repertoire. Continues to 'Jazz singing 3' next term.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Prepare for opera

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How does acting affect your singing and vice versa? Learn what is required, in terms of vocal expertise and physical stamina, to sing opera. You must have at least four years' classical vocal tuition and be able to learn repertoire quickly.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00

  4. Musicianship advanced: Dalcroze method

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dalcroze is a powerful route to developing deeper musicality and creative expression through whole body movement. This approach offers musicians of any age or stage a way to enhance and enrich their skills. Tutor: Mary Price-O'Connor.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Music theory: counterpoint 1

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of counterpoint, a musical technique in which two or more melodies interact with one another. Through analysis and practical exercises, you'll learn to write effective counterpoint in a variety of stylistic contexts. Leads to part 2 next term. Break week: 24 Oct. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Music theory: grade 6

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your understanding of musical language by learning to write four-part harmony, harmonise diatonic melodies, write tonal melodies, modulate, and analyse scores (harmony, phrase structure, performance instructions, stylistic implications). Tutor: Mayda Narvey [external website].
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Keyboard harmony and improvisation for pianists: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your analytical, melodic and harmonic understanding with the help of improvisation, covering a wide variety of styles. You'll become a more confident player as a result. It is possible to join a later module if you have appropriate skills.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Clarinet level 2: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have played Bb clarinet for at least a year, come and improve your technique and performance skills, and explore a variety of styles and repertoire. Continues to module 2 next term. Tutor: George Sleightholme.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  9. Piano: transition to workshop A

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing and music reading, and your confidence! Taught in the digital keyboard classroom with work on acoustic pianos.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. Piano/keyboards level 2: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you had around two years' regular piano tuition? Come and work on your technique, fluency of both reading and playing as well as exploring more complex rhythm patterns. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. Musicianship 4: aural training and dictation part 1

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This practical course focuses on sight-singing, putting the musical experience at the heart of learning and internalising theory and musicianship. Based on the famous Kodály method. Leads to part 2 next term. Break week: 24 Oct. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Violin and viola level 3

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have been learning violin/viola for two to three years (playing at grade 2-3 standard), take the next step to learn vibrato, positions above 1st, and improved bow control. The course is offered each term. Tutor: Robert Puzey.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  13. Choral music from Handel to Weir

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course traces the role of choral singing and composition from that master of oratorio, George Frideric Handel, through the centuries to the choirs of today – and how composers write for them. Tutor: Dr Katy Hamilton [external website]

    Break week: 27th October.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Music theory: grade 1 (early bird)

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic principles of musical language and notation: rhythmic values, time signatures, pitch on treble and bass clefs, simple major scales, intervals and key signatures, and the most common musical terms and signs. Grade 2 follows in the same time slot next term.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  15. Piano workshop level 7

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 7 standard, join this workshop to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, with focus on technique, tone production, pedalling and performance skills.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

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