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  1. Painting: oil techniques and mediums
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Oil paint is a medium with a long historical tradition, capable of heavy impasto effects and delicate transparent colour films. Working practically, in the studio, this course will expand your understanding of approaches to building a variety of surfaces in your paint working with mediums and expanding your use of texture and glazing This course is for all levels – both beginners and more experienced painters.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  2. String ensemble
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    Come and play string repertoire in a friendly group, and develop your confidence in ensemble playing. Suitable for those who have been playing violin, viola, cello or double bass for at least two years, playing at Grade 3 standard or above. To apply for the ensemble please click the pink 'Start your interview' button and someone from the music department will be in touch. No break week for this course.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
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  3. Ukulele ensemble
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Martin Wheatley
    An ensemble ukulele class with individual parts. For experienced players who read chord symbols and tablature, although tab reading is not a mandatory requirement. Challenging and fun - the music/repertoire will be tailored to your various abilities.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  4. Craft focus: grammar, syntax, and style for creative writers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  William Brady
    Great poetry and prose begin when the writer puts the right words in the right places. Learn how and why the rules and conventions of language matter in this course, which combines creative writing with opportunities to learn/revise essential points of grammar and useful literary concepts. Suitable for beginning writers looking to build confidence, and those with more experience who would like to practise these essential skills.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £100.00
  5. Saxophone 4
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Harrison
    If you're an experienced saxophone player, come and extend your technique, musicianship and performance skills. The emphasis will be on playing pop and jazz, developing your musicianship, and improvisation.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  6. City Lit wind ensemble: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pamela Pecko Smith
    Explore the wonderful repertoire for mixed wind ensemble, developing your technical, musical and ensemble skills. You need to play an orchestral wind instrument at grade 5 standard or higher. To apply for the ensemble please click the pink 'Start your interview' button and someone from the music department will be in touch. Break week 29th October 2024.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  7. Cello advanced workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Una Birtchnell
    A group cello class for those who have been playing for at least four years, and are at least Grade 5 standard. You will explore solo and ensemble repertoire, play in all clefs and in positions including thumb position. This course is offered every term. Break week 29th October 2024.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
    Rating:
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  8. Classical guitar: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tony Rowden
    For experienced classical guitar players, you will work on scales and arpeggios at grades 7 & 8, and learn to play fingerstyle versions of Baroque, Latin/Spanish and contemporary music.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  9. Clarinet repertoire workshop
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  George Sleightholme
    This course is for students who have a minimum of four years' experience on clarinet (playing at grade 5 standard or above), come and work on both technique and solo repertoire and enjoy some group playing. Offered every term.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  10. Music theory: Bach chorales
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Oliver Chandler
    Learn to name chords, cadences and recognise basic chord progressions in Bach’s 4-part chorale textures. Break week 30th October 2024.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  11. Flute: intermediate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pamela Pecko Smith
    This course is for flautists with at least three years’ experience, or grade 3-5 standard, to advance their solo and ensemble playing in a variety of musical styles. Develop your instrumental technique, tone and musicianship in a creative and supportive environment. Break week 31st October 2024.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  12. Classical ballet: improvers 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    We will continue developing ballet technique through barre, centre work and allegro exercises. Suitable for those who have been practicing for some time and have a strong grasp of techniques and terminology.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  13. Jazz guitar: styles and techniques
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Harrison
    Explore jazz styles and repertoire, chord/scale vocabulary, jazz harmony, time feels, accompanying and improvisation. Ideal if you have established guitar technique and are new to jazz.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  14. Acting: scenework
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lawrence Lambert
    Consolidate your techniques as you rehearse and perform in a duologue and/or a monologue from a published play text in this intensive practical course.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  15. Acting: improvers
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 22 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  James Jarrett
    Explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes in this improvers class. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £195.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
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