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Impro Basics Level 2

For instrumentalists who have completed Impro Basics Level 1, or who have some improvisation experience, this course provides an opportunity to continue developing elementary skills in ensemble playing, improvisation and standard jazz repertoire. Classes establish practical ensemble skills by: Putting improvisation ideas into practice Learning melodies and chord progressions without music, developing memory Creating ensemble arrangements On completion of the course, a student’s... [More]
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For adults (minimum age 16)
Entry Level: completion of level 1 is advisable or equivalent experience.

2 pianos * *
2 guitars * * (1 place remaining)
1 bass *
1 drum kit *
and any number of horns or other instruments.

Please let us know your instrument by filling in the Additional Enrolment Information page when you are completing your enrolment.

We will update the availability of places as enrolments are received.

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Jazz Ensembles or Jazzgroup One - Audition

Jazz Ensembles (intermediate level) run on Mondays -*tutored by Andrew Dickeson* as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays - tutored by Ron Philpott. Jazzgroup One runs on Wednesdays - tutored by Brendan Clarke. AUDITION REQUIREMENTS A 15 minute unaccompanied audition to determine which ensemble suits you best. You should be prepared to play two jazz standards of your choice, to improvise over a blues head and to do some basic sight reading of a chart. Drummers will also be asked to... [More]

For adults (minimum age 16)
Jazz Ensemble classes will commence on Monday 17 July, 7 to 9pm (tutor – Andrew Dickeson), Tuesday 18 July or Thursday 20 July, 6-8pm (tutor – Ron Philpott), Wednesday 19 July, 6-8pm (tutor – Mike Price).

The fee for the 8 week term for each class is $495. If you enrol for an audition by 26 June, you will only pay the Early Bird rate of $435.60 for the term (which is a 12% discount), providing you are successful at audition.

Please let us know your instrument when you enrol by filling in the Additional Information page.

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list.

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