Jazz piano ABRSM grade 1 (B)

Course Dates: 17/01/20 - 27/03/20
Time: 18:15 - 20:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Join this continuation course to practise pieces, scales and arpeggios, aural tests and improvisation that comprise the grade 1 jazz piano syllabus. Taught in the digital piano classroom.


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

Tutor Biographies
Sarha Moore

Sarha is an experienced teacher and gigging musician, performing on the saxophone, arranging and composing on the piano, in classical, jazz and world music genres. Her principal band, Bollywood Brass Band, is the UK’s pioneering Indian-style wedding band, performing tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of Bollywood films. Twice nominated for Songlines World Music Awards, the band has performed across the world in concerts, festivals, and Indian weddings in the UK, Europe, India, Thailand and South Africa. Sarha played with Ghanaian Highlife band Orchestre Jazira, and socialist big band, The Happy End. She also plays in the Charlie Mingus jazz cover band Hog Callin’, The Great Yiddish Parade marching band and Freylekh klezmer band. Sarha’s specialist area is World Music, and she has a PhD on the study of the Flattened Supertonic across different cultures. At CityLit she teaches jazz and classical piano, saxophone, world music styles (practical and academic courses), musicianship and music theory.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Check your level

Course Code: ME297

Fri, eve, 17 Jan - 27 Mar '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £219.00
Senior fee: £219.00
Concession: £134.00

Before booking on this course, we'll need you to log in or register with us if you're new. Please then contact us for a chat with our team to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

Any questions? music@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2630

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.