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  1. Latin piano
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 29 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sara Dhillon
    For intermediate pianists (grade 4 ABRSM or above), these two sessions will introduce you to the dynamic role of the piano in Afro-Cuban music. We will focus on rhythm and improvisation, playing classic Cuban styles including son, mambo, and cha cha cha.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £41.00
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  2. Jazz: play the music of Wayne Shorter
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 1 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sara Dhillon
    In this practical course for all instrumentalists, we will delve into the wonderful music of the great composer and improviser, Wayne Shorter. Explore some of his vast back catalogue that includes compositions written when he was working as part of Art Blakey and Jazz Messengers (he eventually became their primary composer), the Miles Davis Quintet, and Weather Report. Learn how to negotiate the interesting harmonic twists and turns of his music while learning some of his wonderful and distinctive melodies. N.B. bass and drum places taken.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  3. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 4 Aug 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    This is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, Gemini, and Firefly.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  4. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in September.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  5. Spanish beginners: revision
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Analía Tolone
    Revise and consolidate your speaking and listening skills, as well as your grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 1: module 3' or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (one year's study).







    This course combines an independent study unit and three (online) group sessions.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  6. French 2: jump into year 2 upper
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    This intensive course is suitable if you have studied French for about two years in the past but are not sure whether you are ready to join our third year course, 'French 2 upper' course. You will revise the main points of the second year in this one-week revision course and feel ready for 'French 2 upper: module 1' starting soon.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £219.00
  7. Voice masterclass: the Patsy Rodenburg method
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lloyd Wylde
    Extended by popular demand into twice its original length, we will explore through practical exercises the basic methodology of the leading voice practitioner Patsy Rodenburg in these two three-hour workshops delivered in the college.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  8. Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  9. Japanese holiday kit level 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Make the most of your visit to Japan with this short intensive course. This holiday Kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations and to have a friendly chat with the locals. Ideal also if you want to develop your speaking skills



    This is not a course for beginners.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
  10. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jul 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    Get a short introduction to the Japanese language and discover aspects of Japanese language culture in these online communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  11. Try it out calligraphy: Roman capitals
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 17 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ivo Grantins
    This short course will introduce you to the tools, materials and techniques that you will need to start creating beautiful Roman capitals by hand. You will focus on creating basic letterforms using a dip-pen and ink and leave having completed your own sample. Suitable for beginners or those wishing to increase their knowledge of calligraphy letterforms.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  12. Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £40.00
  13. Understanding Ethics in AI
    Course start date:  Fri 25 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    This is a short introduction to Ethics in AI for non-technical beginners who aspire to drive responsible AI design and use. This course will enable you to strike a balance between the potential benefits and risks of AI technology.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  14. Picture book writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 27 Oct 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew Weale
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories, develop their ideas and technique.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £75.00
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