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Jazz Ensembles - Audition

These classes are designed for students who wish to develop confident improvisation, aural and sight reading skills. They provide an ensemble-based environment for the development of personal jazz skills, along with an understanding of the dynamics at work in a small performance group. Typically there will be drums, electric bass, piano, horns (trumpet, alto, tenor) and guitar as the usual line-up. Other instruments are welcome (vibes, flute etc). During the term: Drummers will... [More]
$20 Limited inc GST
Jazz Ensembles - Audition

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For adults (minimum age 16)

THIS IS A LIVE AUDITION

JAZZ ENSEMBLES COMMENCE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

Monday 17 October- 6-8pm (tutor - Andrew Dickeson)

Tuesday 18 October- 6-8pm (tutor - Brendan Clarke)
Wednesday 19 October - 6-8pm (tutor - Hannah James)
Thursday 20 October- 6-8pm (tutor - Michael Bartolomei)

There will be a combined concert on  the eve of Wednesday 7 December for all ensembles.

Any woodwind or brass instrument will be considered for the 'horn' positions.

The fee for the 8 week term is $530. If you enrol for an audition by 19 September, you will only pay the Early Bird rate for the term $466.40 (12% discount), providing you are successful at audition. If you are a full time student or hold a current pension/healthcare card you are eligible for a 15% discount. You can enter your ID number at checkout to receive this discount. PLEASE NOTE: We will only audition positions that are vacant. Current students have first option to re-enrol. We will inform you if there are no spots available to audition for asap and refund your audition fee.

Please let us know your instrument when you enrol.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Soul Ensemble -audition

These classes are designed to introduce the student to a broad range of classic Soul and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues music styles. Key features of this broad genre are revealed through the performance of historically important repertoire from the 1950s/60s/70s through to the present era. Vocalists gain experience singing both lead and harmony parts, while rhythm section players learn to create authentic grooves that will move an audience. Horn players learn to work as a section, punctuating... [More]
$20 Limited inc GST
Soul Ensemble -audition

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THIS IS A LIVE AUDITION

** For adults (minimum age 16)

The fee for the 8 week term is $530. If you enrol for an audition by 19 September, you will only pay the Early Bird rate of $466.40 for the term (12% discount), providing you are successful at audition. If you are a full time student or hold a current pension/healthcare card you are eligible for a 15% discount. Call office for more info.
PLEASE NOTE: We will only audition positions that are vacant. Current students have first option to re-enrol. We will inform you if there are no spots available to audition for asap and refund your audition fee currently . For adults (minimum age 16)

SOUL ENSEMBLE start dates are: Tuesday 18 October and Thursday 20 October FROM 6-8pm.

Please let us know your instrument when you enrol.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Talkin' Jazz: Great Standards

Talkin Jazz: Great Standards Join drummer/bandleader/educator Andrew Dickeson in a fascinating journey into the great Jazz Standards. The online session will focus on a small number of the most popular standards and, through listening and discussion, students will get a view into the remarkably different interpretations & opportunities these tunes provide for creative playing and expression. Suitable for players of all levels and curious listeners as well. [More]
$30 Limited inc GST
Talkin' Jazz: Great Standards

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This is an online class that will be delivered on zoom. An invite will be sent to enrolled students the week before the class.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Deep Dive into Rhyme

Deep Dive into Rhyme If you have ever wondered how other songwriters come up with such fresh, interesting, original rhymes, or simply want to give yourself more options and freedom with lyric writing, this workshop is designed for you! In 2 hours, we will: • Learn 5 distinct rhyme types. • Learn a method for accessing the deep pool of rhyme possibilities. • Use rhyme as a brainstorming tool for your lyric writing. We'll address how to get beyond stale, predictable, or cliched rhyme... [More]
$30 Limited inc GST
Deep Dive into Rhyme

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This session is open to Songwriters of any level of experience.

This is an online class that will be delivered on zoom. An invite will be sent to enrolled students the week before the class.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Contemporary Singer

This is an engaging and interactive class for singers with a passion for contemporary music of all styles. Students will learn basic singing skills and techniques designed to develop their voices and confidence, including exercises to improve their range, dynamic ability and performance skills. Students will have the opportunity to sing individually with Jo in order to focus on the areas that are most important to each student’s individual development. These individual workshops... [More]
$450 Limited inc GST
Contemporary Singer

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This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building For adults (minimum age 16)

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Jazz Piano: First Steps

Aimed at the the pianist and is a beginner to Jazz, this course offers students an introduction to jazz harmony, rhythm and improvisation. Over the course of an 8 week students will further develop their technical ability, performance skills and music theory knowledge through playing classic jazz tunes. In the spirit of a keyboard lab, the course embraces creativity and experimentation as well as working through concrete notated scores; students will be guided to explore their own... [More]
$500 Limited inc GST
Jazz Piano: First Steps

<p>Aimed at the the pianist and is a beginner to Jazz, this course offers students an introduction to jazz harmony, rhythm and improvisation. Over the course of an 8 week students will further develop

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This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Vocal Horizons Level 2

This course is for singers who want to delve deeper into vocal technique, enhance practice strategies and develop a greater knowledge of solo and ensemble/part-singing repertoire with more technically advanced songs. Vocal and performance techniques covered include: • A combination of scales and warm-up exercises • Incorporating essential basic theory in ensemble repertoire • The importance of group harmony and blending • Awareness of increased vocal range and intonation •... [More]
$450 Limited inc GST
Vocal Horizons Level 2

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THIS IS A FACE TO FACE CLASS
For adults (minimum age 16)
Entry Level: Prior enrolment in Vocal Horizons 1 or by telephone interview.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Songwriting Workshop - level 2

Songwriting 1 & Songwriting Workshop are taught by Keppie Coutts, who has over 7 years' experience teaching through award-winning Berklee Online. Keppie has additionally pioneered remote live delivery of songwriting courses in higher education through Collarts in Melbourne, and is thrilled to offer both Songwriting courses live and online. Songwriting Workshop will build upon Songwriting 1, covering more advanced concepts in lyric, melody, chord writing, and song forms in... [More]
$450 Limited inc GST
Songwriting Workshop - level 2

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For adults (minimum age 16)

this is a face to face class

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Vocal Fundamentals

In this unique course, students will have the opportunity to work with two specialist tutors, developing fundamental skills in both vocal technique and music literacy in a fun and supportive environment. This will allow students to sing and perform with greater musical understanding. Whilst the class is held in a group context, each class will consist of tutorials in smaller groups with each tutor, before the entire group comes together at the end of class for ensemble singing.... [More]
$450 Limited inc GST
Vocal Fundamentals

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This is a face to face class at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music For adults (minimum age 16) Entry Level: This course is suitable for absolute beginners, but would also suit singers with some experience who want a vocal technique refresher as well as the opportunity to develop their reading skills.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Music Fundamentals Level 1 ONLINE

Unpack the language of music in this series of courses. This course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to understand and apply the basics of the language of music notation and begin the process of sight reading. Classes will be led in a tutorial context with practical and theoretical components. Level 1 will cover: The origins and history of music notation The principles of contemporary music notation Reading and writing of music notation Key signatures,... [More]
$450 Limited inc GST
Music Fundamentals Level 1 ONLINE

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This is a ONLINE CLASS For adults (minimum age 16) Complete beginners welcome!

A workbook covering Music Fundamentals 1-4 ($50) is required for this class. Please scroll to the bottom of this page and add to cart with your course enrolment if you do not already have it from a previous course. It will be mailed to the postal address you provide when booking.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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