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- Introduction to music productionCourse start date: Fri 1 Jul 2022 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Max La VillaCome and learn the basics of recording and editing using a free or cheap digital audio program that can run on either Mac or PC. Turn your musical ideas into completed songs you can share!Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00
- Piano/keyboards 1ACourse start date: Mon 11 Jul 2022 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley Street (other locations are available)Tutors: Polly HewettThis is the beginning of our piano programme: suitable for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing.
- Sing music theatre workshopCourse start date: Wed 13 Jul 2022 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Heather LongmanExplore music theatre singing and grow your knowledge of the repertoire in a supportive group workshop. Suitable for singers and actors wanting to improve their singing technique. Be guided through the basics to find the right singing qualities for this repertoire.
- Piano: technique levels 5-7Course start date: Tue 19 Jul 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Chryssa KasmaImprove your piano technique on this short, practical course. Learn exercises specifically tailored to unlock and improve your coordination and control at the piano.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00
- Sing with confidenceCourse start date: Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Richard Hartley WilsonIf you are nervous of singing in public, scared to open your mouth or just want to know how your voice works, this course is for you. Classes are fun and cover a wide range of musical styles, so there is something for everyone. Break week 24th October 2022.
- Introduction to the orchestraCourse start date: Mon 19 Sep 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pauline GreeneWhat’s an orchestra? And why does it need a conductor? We’ll examine orchestral instruments and many works to answer these questions, discovering a blend of exciting sounds which communicates the composer’s intentions to the audience.
- Ukulele concert bandCourse start date: Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jake RodriguesYou’ve had your uke for a while, been to jams in the pub, attended some ukulele courses, but what now? Join City Lit Ukulele Band (CLUB). We aim to transform your uke 'chops' and enthusiastic singing into a gigging band. On this course you will learn skills of band playing, have fun, and improve your techniques on uke and voice, playing and singing music from Lonnie Donnegan to Kylie Minogue with plenty in between. The course culminates in a performance at college.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
- City Lit a cappellaCourse start date: Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley Street (other locations are available)Tutors: Della RhodesThis established ensemble sings original arrangements of jazz and popular songs. Develop your listening, timing, intonation, musical memory, and team work. New members with good music reading and aural skills are welcome. The group mixes in-person rehearsal and online sessions, working to record our repertoire. And we will pursue opportunities to perform.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
- Ukulele: intermediateCourse start date: Thu 22 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Martin WheatleyIf you already play ukulele, come and learn new songs and tricks, chord theory, picking and split strokes, and apply these to popular and vintage tunes. Enjoy learning in a group. Classes may include singing along!
- World music mix: rhythm driven tunes from Brazil, Cuba, Ghana and SenegalCourse start date: Fri 23 Sep 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarha MooreCome to play tunes from several traditions and two continents, working with complex rhythms in related and contrasting ways. There is a musical narrative that begins in Africa, travels to the Caribbean and South America, then back to Africa, carrying musical styles and rhythmic patterns. We will explore samples of this rhythmic timeline.Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
- Jazz vocal improvisationCourse start date: Sat 24 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura ZakianLearn some approaches to improvisation over jazz tunes, what to listen for and what to study. You should already be accustomed to singing in the jazz idiom. Develop the confidence and 'know how' that will enable you to enjoy improvising. A vital supplement to the jazz singing courses.
- Introduction to contemporary classical musicCourse start date: Mon 31 Oct 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pauline GreeneDiscover key works of contemporary classical music, considering how they function as artworks and also the political and social context in which they were written.
- World music: Afro Cuban ensembleCourse start date: Fri 4 Nov 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarha MooreLearn to play the repertoire, rhythms and harmony of this dynamic music. Suitable for able instrumentalists and percussionists, this workshop will help you to understand this exciting music. Learn how frontline instruments and rhythm section interact to create a dynamic and sophisticated sound.
Develop your music reading, improvising and rhythmic skills so that you can learn to play this music with confidence. Gain insight into how to solo over some Classic Cuban and Salsa styles.
- Introduction to musicalsCourse start date: Mon 16 Jan 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pauline GreeneFrom Showboat to Hamilton, this course surveys some key examples from the history of the modern musical and examines the way different styles of music, dance and words work on stage.
- Rachmaninov: an introductionCourse start date: Thu 19 Jan 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Katy HamiltonThe train whistles past the camera in the opening scene of Brief Encounter (1945) and we hear the opening bars of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto – an iconic film that made this already wildly popular piece even more successful. But what of the work’s composer, who had died just two years before? We trace the turbulent career of this virtuoso musician.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
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