Time: 14:00 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: MG607
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
With guidance from the tutor you will rehearse the "head", and establish the role of the rhythm section. We aim to record audio in some portions of the sessions.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- tunes will be announced to enrolled players two weeks before the start of the course
- develop your phrasing, playing in the groove and rhythmic independence.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- have played the tunes to the best of your ability
- have internalised aspects of the music
- transfer knowledge, skills and understanding to other repertoire.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You are expected to be a competent player and reader. Aural skill is also important!
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Most of the class time will be spent listening and playing your instrument. You may want to record your rendition of a tune between sessions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All music lead sheets, audio and learning resources are available in the google classroom.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are a range of jazz studies in our regular programme.
Angèle Veltmeijer is a multi-instrumentalist who plays flute, clarinet, saxophone and keyboards. She enjoys playing a wide variety of musics, from folk to jazz and circus to West African highlife. She has performed and toured in Europe and Africa, playing in venues ranging from the Royal Albert Hall to many local venues. She has played live and recorded with Ivy Benson, Orchestra Jazira, Brian Kennedy, Annie Whitehead, Jimmy Somerville, Carol Grimes, Bessa, Alfred Karri Bannerman, Bob Graham, and Big Bands including lead alto in Morley College jazz orchestra, Studio 9 Orchestra, Sussex Jazz Orchestra, Brighton Big Band. Her own ensembles include Angèle Veltmeijer Quartet and Angel’s Horns. Angèle composes and arranges, and her music has been played and recorded by several of the line-ups she has been associated with. Angèle learned to play the saxophone at City Lit with Kathy Stobart whose firm yet compassionate teaching has remained an inspiration. Angèle enjoys passing on the thrill of making music. At City Lit she has taught saxophone, flute, jazz and pop piano, musicianship, jazz improvisation and transcription.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.