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Ukulele: Beyond the Strum

Ukulele: Beyond the Strum is designed for those wanting to play in a smaller group (up to 12 members). We explore various playing styles including plectrum and finger style techniques (finger picking/strumming) through a wide variety of repertoire from folk and pop to classical and world music. The course will help you improve your music reading, rhythm, melodic and harmonic skills while developing other areas of your musicianship such as ear training and improvisation. Designed... [More]

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Sound Recording in the Home Studio

For students with a basic foundation in sound recording, this course explores and expands practical skills and knowledge to further develop production techniques and workflow. Areas that will be covered include: Week 1: Recording studio principles – from bedroom to commercial studio. Week 2: Interconnection – making your studio work in both the analog and digital domains. Week 3: Setting up to record – the Digital Audio Workstation, monitoring and the recording space. Week 4:... [More]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Music Theatre Craft (15-22yrs)

This exciting musical theatre course for students 15-22 years will cover vocal technique, lyrical interpretation, characterization, stage physicality, audition technique and musical theatre ensemble techniques.  Classes will take place weekly and contain a musical theatre ensemble component and a vocal masterclass component, led by industry professional and Conservatorium Music Theatre teacher Margi De Ferranti. Come and explore the genre of musical theatre in a fun and safe... [More]

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Impro Basics

This course is designed for musicians with no background in improvisation. You will need some basic level of understanding how to read music and chord charts. It provides students with an opportunity to learn elementary theoretical concepts, historical knowledge and basic skills in the art of jazz improvisation. Students will learn to: Put into practice theoretical knowledge of harmony and scales Train their ear to recognise chords and scales Perform technical exercises for... [More]

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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]

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Blues Guitar Level 1

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]

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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]

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