Jazz & Popular Music Courses & Classes in London

Learn to play the saxophone or join our a cappella course. Choose from a variety of different jazz and popular courses at a time that suits you.
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  1. Blues harmonica

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn essential harmonica riffs and techniques on this lively and enjoyable course. Build musical skills and confidence in improvising blues music. Tutor: Jake Rodrigues [external website].
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00

  2. World music: Klezmer

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 9 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to play traditional Eastern European Jewish wedding tunes that have inspired so many musicians and listeners. We will play Bulgars, Horas and Freylekhs, with a little Yiddish thrown in. The tunes can be complex, so this course will suit intermediate and advanced instrumentalists.Learning will be in the aural tradition, though music will be provided.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  3. World music: Township tunes

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore groovy repertoire of South Africa, from Kwela jive to Mbqunga and jazz. Ensemble playing and opportunities. Tutor: Paul Bartholomew.

    Rhythm section places are limited : please contact the Music department prior to enrolling to check vacancies. Drummer place taken.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Ukulele: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 2 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced ukulele players, this short course will hone your skills, extend your understanding of chord theory, picking and tablature. Apply these techniques to standard tunes.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Jazz woodshedding

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore, transpose and rehearse patterns of scales and chord tones relevant to improvising over jazz progressions. Ideal if you have completed 'Jazz harmony and ear training'. Tunes will be announced a month before the course and copies sent to all enrolled students, so please enrol in good time.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  6. Folk and pop guitar 3C

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an experienced player, come and develop your rhythmic playing and your interpretation of chord charts using bar chords, mobile scales, bass lines and melody work. Vast and varied repertoire. Playing techniques can apply to acoustic and electric guitars.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Jazz guitar 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have played jazz styles and are familiar with some standard tunes, this course will develop your technical and musical skills in 'comping' and soloing.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Flamenco guitar

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are an intermediate-level guitar player, come and learn authentic flamenco guitar in traditional and modern styles. Explore the techniques of picado, pulgar, alzapua and rasgueo, with rhythms, chords and scales. Learn to play a variety of 'falsetas' in the rhythm of soleo and bulerias. Please bring a nylon strung guitar.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Folk and pop guitar 1B

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This second term of study is for novice guitar players who have experience of tuning the instrument, and know note names up to the fifth fret, and basic folk chord shapes.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Flute choir

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity for intermediate and advanced flautists to play arrangements in multiple parts. Boost your sight-reading and ensemble playing skills. Alto flute and piccolo players are also welcome to join this course. Break week : 8th May Bank Holiday.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Saxophone 1C

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For players with 6 months' experience of playing the saxophone (tenor or alto) equivalent to completing modules 1 and 2 of 'Saxophone 1'.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Saxophone 2C

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For sax players with a year and a half of experience, who read music, and have experience of performing. Develop your sound, technique, reading and musicianship. Emphasis on popular, jazz and world music styles in a group, and includes improvisation.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. Saxophone 4C

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Maintain and extend your playing skills in this 3rd term of our advanced course. Repertoire is mainly jazz, and we will learn and rehearse sax ensemble arrangements. You will work towards a performance for the end of the year.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Folk and pop guitar 1C

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For players who have learned a range of basic chords and can strum reliably, this third term of study will teach you new and challenging songs. New students should check the course outline prior to enrolling. Tutor : Tony Rowden.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Folk and pop guitar 2C

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you can play basic chord shapes, in time, and can follow chord symbols, this second year of study will develop your ability to play the acoustic instrument. Improve your musicianship and expand your repertoire.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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