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. Saxophone 4: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Maintain and extend your playing skills in this 2nd term of our advanced course. Repertoire is mainly jazz, and we will learn and rehearse sax ensemble arrangements.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Saxophone 2: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For sax players with over a year of experience, who read music, and have experience of performing. Develop your sound, technique, reading and musicianship. Emphasis on popular, jazz and world music in a group, including improvisation.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Drumming 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For graduates of drumming level 1, and drum students with equivalent (12 lessons) experience. We will play and analyse classic grooves, and work to improve co-ordinated independence in application of rudiments to the kit.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00

  4. Jazz guitar 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have played jazz styles and are familiar with some standard tunes, this course is a great way to develop your technical and musical skills in 'comping' and soloing.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Folk and pop guitar 1: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn some songs! This second term of study will suit you if you are a beginner with experience of tuning up, and know note names up to the fourth fret, and the most basic folk chords shapes. Continues with module 3 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Saxophone 3: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue with your 3rd year of saxophone study. We will play jazz, pop and world music repertoire, and work to improve your technical ability.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Folk and pop guitar 3: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    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

  8. Saxophone 1: module 2

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For players with 3 months' study on saxophone. Repertoire will include popular sounds, jazz and world music, including music reading and improvisation. Continues to module 3 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Drumming 3

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Play and analyse classic grooves and work to improve coordinated independence and application of rudiments to the kit. Includes reading drum notation. Ideal if you have completed Drumming 2 or have equivalent experience.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Blues harmonica

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    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
    Concession: £60.00

  11. New Orleans brass

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn traditional New Orleans Brass Band tunes by ear as a group. Explore improvisation and call and response backings. Aimed at all brass players at grade 4 standard and above. A range of playing abilities can be accomodated as can all brass instruments. tutor : Edward Ashby.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. Jazz woodshedding

    Course Date: Sun 27 Jan 2019 (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

  13. Township tunes

    Course Date: Sun 3 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Four sessions led by Paul Bartholomew during which you will explore groovy repertoire of South Africa, from Kwela jive to Mbqunga and jazz. Ensemble playing and opportunities to improvise. All instruments welcome, although rhythm section players should check vacancies with the Music department prior to enrolling: 020 7492 2630. Rhythm section places are limited : please contact the Music department prior to enrolling to check vacancies. Drum seat and piano places taken.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  14. Folk music of the British Isles

    Course Date: Sun 17 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to folk music from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. Learn songs and dance tunes, accompanying and improvisation. For instrumentalists who can read basic music notation, and have learned basic notes & chords. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  15. Jazz repertoire

    Course Date: Wed 20 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy the challenge of playing familiar and new jazz repertoire in a mixed ensemble. For players with substantial experience of jazz ear training techniques and harmony study. Tunes will be announced two weeks ahead of the course. Piano places taken.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

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