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  1. Spanish beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024 (and 15 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Learn to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for complete beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills.







    Based on Units 1-3 of Nos Vemos Hoy 1; publisher: Campus Difusión (please see the relevant section for the ISBN).



    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 £129.00
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  2. Using Apple Mac OS: a detailed introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Discover how an Apple Mac computer works, the common functions and their applications. For Apple Mac users with little or no previous experience.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
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  3. Introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Do you want to learn the basics of CBT? This popular, evidence-based therapy improves how you feel by changing how you think and what you do. Explore the topic to help clients or for personal development.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  4. 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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  5. Folk and pop guitar 2A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Harrison
    If you can play a range of chord shapes, in time, and can follow chord symbols, this second year of guitar study will develop your ability to play the acoustic instrument. Improve your musicianship and expand your song repertoire.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
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  6. Jazz piano 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Frankel
    Try more difficult tunes and conventions with more practice at 'comping' and improvising. You will need a working knowledge of jazz harmony in order to develop your playing on this course. Ideal for graduates of jazz piano 1.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  7. Saxophone 3A
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Ideal if you are at intermediate level playing your saxophone, can read and improvise, have some understanding of harmony, and experience of performing. Our repertoire will be pop, jazz and World music. Technical work on the instrument will be combined with solo playing, learning tunes, improvisation and musicianship training.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  8. Folk and pop guitar 1A
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tony Rowden
    Learn about tuning your instrument, strumming and picking, simple chords for pop songs, scales and chord symbols on this starter course. Use any acoustic guitar for this introductory course in playing pop, rock, blues and folk styles.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
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  9. Jazz harmony and ear training 2A
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cerys Hogg
    If you already play jazz and can recognise intervals and diatonic seventh chords in sequence, come and develop your aural, harmonic and rhythmic sense through the study of jazz standards and improvisation. Most sessions will involve playing as an ensemble. Please contact music@citylit.ac.uk to arrange to be assessed if you are a new student. Break week: 26 Oct 2024.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  10. City Lit Big Band
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Henry
    An ensemble for proficient jazz players to improve and maintain sight reading and section work, playing music from the classic era of Big Bands plus contemporary and original arrangements. Contact the music department to check availability of places for your instrument and to arrange an audition.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  11. Jazz harmony and ear training 1A
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cerys Hogg
    We will study time, form, root movement and harmonic progression, chord types, intervals, scales and modes. Learn transcribed solos and participate in playing sessions. For players with a working knowledge of basic harmony and instrumental proficiency beyond grade 5. Please contact music@citylit.ac.uk to arrange to be assessed for entry to this course. Break week: 26 Oct 2024.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  12. Jazz harmony and ear training 3A
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Della Rhodes
    In our 3rd year of study you will develop your aural, harmonic and rhythmic sense through the study of jazz standards, improvisation and transcription. Most sessions will involve playing as an ensemble, guided by aural skill and academic knowledge. Break week: 26 Oct 2024.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  13. Italian beginners: module 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 12 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Blended (learn both online and in-person)

    With its rich culture and history and its incredible landscapes and architecture, there are countless reasons to learn Italian. Whether you wish to learn Italian in order to make your visits to Italy more enjoyable, or because you'd like to speak with family and friends in their native language, this course will provide the groundwork for you to begin your journey towards fluency. Our emphasis is on speaking and listening skills so that you can begin communicating quickly in Italian. Once you've completed this course you can continue with 'Italian beginners: module 2.'







    This course will be a mix of in-person classes and online classes to cater for those who are unable to make it to college every week. The in-person classes will take place on 21September, 12 October, 02 November and 23 November. The others sessions will all be delivered online using Zoom.



    This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
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  14. Try it out: stop motion animation
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Griffiths
    Throw yourself into the world of stop motion animation on this introductory practical course. Enjoy exploring a range of materials and techniques to produce innovative drawn, cut out and 3D animation sequences. An invaluable introduction for anyone interested in developing their animation practice.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
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