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. Afro Cuban ensemble

    Course Date: Sun 7 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 music@citylit.ac.uk. Tutor: Sara Dhillon.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  2. Bass guitar: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 19 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  3. Blues harmonica

    Course Date: Sun 26 Feb 2017
    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. Tutor: Jake Rodrigues [external website].
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  4. City Lit a cappella

    Course Date: Wed 21 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This established ensemble sings original arrangements of jazz and popular songs, and performs frequently. Develop your ear, timing, intonation, memory and team work. New members with strong voices, good music reading and aural skills are welcome. Tutor and music arranger : Della Rhodes

    Course dates: 14 Sep-7 Dec, 11 Jan-29 Mar, 26 Apr-28 Jun.
    Full fee: £469.00
    Senior fee: £469.00
    Concession: £286.00

  5. City Lit Big Band 1

    Course Date: Sat 17 Sep 2016
    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, trumpet, trombone and saxophone. conductor : Simon Henry

    Course dates: 17 Sep-10 Dec, 14 Jan-1 Apr, 29 Apr-1 Jul.
    Full fee: £469.00
    Senior fee: £469.00
    Concession: £286.00

  6. City Lit Big Band 2

    Course Date: Sat 17 Sep 2016
    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. conductor : Simon Henry

    Course dates: 17 Sep-10 Dec, 14 Jan-1 Apr, 29 Apr-1 Jul.
    Full fee: £469.00
    Senior fee: £469.00
    Concession: £286.00

  7. Drumming 1

    Course Date: Sat 14 Jan 2017
    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
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Drumming 1A

    Course Date: Sat 29 Apr 2017
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  9. Drumming: advanced

    Course Date: Sun 25 Sep 2016
    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. Tutor: Mark Huggett [external website]

    Course dates: 25 Sep-11 Dec, 15 Jan-2 Apr.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  10. Drumming: intermediate

    Drumming: intermediate

    Course Date: Sat 24 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Play and analyse classic grooves and work to improve coordinated independence and application of rudiments to the kit. Includes reading drum notation. Ideal if you have completed 'Drumming 1' or have equivalent experience. Tutor: Mike Bennett [external website]

    Course dates: 24 Sep-10 Dec, 14 Jan-1 Apr.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  11. Folk and pop guitar 1: module 1

    Course Date: Sat 29 Apr 2017 (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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Folk and pop guitar 1: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 25 Apr 2017 (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. tutor : David Harrison.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Folk and pop guitar 1: module 3

    Course Date: Sat 29 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For players who have learned a range of basic chords and can strum reliably, this third term of study will teach you new and challenging songs. New students should check the course outline prior to enrolling. Tutor : Tony Rowden.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Folk and pop guitar 2: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
    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. Tutor: David Harrison [external website].
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  15. Folk and pop guitar 2: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 25 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you can play basic 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. Tutor: David Harrison [external website].
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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