What is the course about?
This course will work through the ABRSM syllabus for jazz piano grade 1.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Play the selection of piano pieces, and required scales & arpeggios
learn to navigate the 'quick study'
Fare well in the aural tests
Improvise in the required style
Enter the exam (optional).
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Pianists wishing to tackle the jazz piano syllabus should have had a minimum of 2-3 years' regular piano tuition. This is not a course for beginners.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The classes take place in the digital pianos classroom, which allows us to practise together, and to have some study time using headphones. Includes regular practice of the aural components of the syllabus.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need to purchase the book of pieces and the book of scales and arpeggios, approximately £6 each.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details