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Songwriting 1

Songwriting 1 methodically introduces tools, techniques, and strategies for writing and understanding the mechanics of great lyrics, melodies, chords, and song forms. Each class is workshop style, and in each 2-hour class, students generate material for their songs, listen closely to great songwriters, develop the vocabulary to analyse songwriting techniques through close listening to great songs and songwriters, and receive a weekly project to hone the particular tools of the... [More]
$480 Limited inc GST
Songwriting 1

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<p>Songwriting 1 methodically introduces tools, techniques, and strategies for writing and understanding the mechanics of great

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This is a face to face class at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music For adults (minimum age 16)

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

Blues Guitar

Blues Guitar will look into the Blues Form and discuss the cadence, primary chords, associated scales, tensions and stress points of the harmony and melody. This course will look at variations to the basic progression and discuss the various sub genres such as Delta, Chicago, Texas Blues and more. The course will also present and analyse transcribed solos and look into the sounds and effects created by a few notable Blues guitarist players. In addition, a presentation of more... [More]
$530 Limited inc GST
Blues Guitar

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<p>Blues Guitar will look into the Blues Form and discuss the cadence, primary chords, associated scales, tensions and stress

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For adults (minimum age 16)
Students will need to bring their own guitar and lead if applicable. Both acoustic and electric welcome.

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

Piano for Beginners Level 2

Level 2 is designed for the intermediate beginner, who is familiar with the notes of the keyboard, has prior understanding of note reading, and experience with basic scales and playing pieces in 5 finger hand positions. Over 8 weeks, students will be taken through an intensive course of technical work, finger training and exploration of basic piano literature in varying hand positions, as well as ensemble playing. The course will be taken at a speed, best supplemented with 20... [More]
$530 Limited inc GST
Piano for Beginners Level 2

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<p>Level 2 is designed for the intermediate beginner, who is familiar with the notes of the keyboard, has prior understanding

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

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

Piano for Beginners Level 3

Taught in the keyboard lab on weighted digital keyboards, level 3 is designed for the advanced beginner, who is familiar with the notes of the keyboard, has prior understanding of note reading, and experience with basic technical work and piano pieces in varying hand positions. Over 8 weeks, students will be taken through an intensive course of technical work, finger training, sight reading skill, pedal use, basic chord symbol reading, and exploration of basic piano literature in... [More]
$530 Limited inc GST
Piano for Beginners Level 3

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Taught in the keyboard lab on weighted digital keyboards, level 3 is designed for the advanced beginner, who is familiar

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For adults (minimum age 16)
This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building
Entry: by prior enrolment in Piano for Beginners Level 2

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

Choir Singing Essentials

Choir Singing Essentials is designed for those who intend to join a choir or who are presently in one and would like to further develop their skills. It opens a toolbox for how to prepare vocal music for choir including finding your voice type, how to sing in harmony, practice techniques, breath management, rhythm training, strategies for score reading and memorisation. Vocally, you will be guided through pieces in different genres ranging from classical to jazz plus a variety of... [More]
$480 Limited inc GST
Choir Singing Essentials

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<p><strong>Choir Singing Essentials</strong> is designed for those who intend to join a choir or who are presently

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

Classical Song

Classical Song will explore the techniques, skills, and style needed to sing the breadth of classical repertoire from Art Song to Opera. This course is designed for singers who wish to develop more confident solo performance. The course will cover vocal and stylistic interpretation, working with an accompanist, language and diction, connecting with your audience and performing confidence, culminating in a concert in the final week. Singers should feel able to give a solo... [More]
$480 Limited inc GST
Classical Song

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<p>Classical Song will explore the techniques, skills, and style needed to sing the breadth of classical repertoire from Art

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This is a face to face class at the Conservatorium building For adults (minimum age 16) Entry requirements: Ability to read music*. Some previous vocal tuition. All students are required to present a song in front of the class in Week 1 accompanied by Alan. Please come with a song prepared and 2 copies of the vocal score (piano and vocal parts together in one score), one for the pianist and one for you either taped together, bound or in a display folder. Performance from memory is encouraged but not required. *(but you do not have to be a great sight singer)

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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]
$480 Limited inc GST
Contemporary Singer

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<p>This is an engaging and interactive class for singers with a passion for contemporary music of all styles. Students will

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

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Jazz Guitar

This course is aimed at intermediate level guitarists who want to expand on their jazz knowledge while meeting other players of a similar level. It’s a playing based course and the small class size (maximum of six) allows for a good deal of in class jamming. Topics usually covered include technical aspects of scales and jazz chords, harmony analysis, accompaniment styles, rhythmic aspects and soloing. Examples of repertoire from previous classes include Blue Bossa, Tune Up,... [More]
$530 Limited inc GST
Jazz Guitar

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This course is aimed at intermediate level guitarists who want to expand on their jazz knowledge while meeting other players

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For adults (minimum age 16)
This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building
Entry Requirements: Intermediate level players with some existing jazz playing experience. Knowledge of major scales, key signatures and some jazz chords is required.
Students will need to bring their own guitar and lead. Amplifiers will be provided. Acoustic guitar is also welcome.

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