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Piano for Beginners Level 1

Never played piano before? Keen to learn? Piano for Beginners Level 1 is a group class designed for the absolute beginner. By the end of the course you will be able to find your way around the keyboard, play simple tunes and accompaniments and understand the basics of good piano technique. Over 8 weeks, students will be taken through an intensive course of note reading, finger training and exploration of basic piano literature, as well as basic ensemble playing. Level 1 will cover... [More]
$510 $448.80 Limited inc GST
Piano for Beginners Level 1

<p>{video type:“youtube” id:“CWlrBxFoPYo” "height:“440” width:“660”}</p><p></div><br/>Never played piano before? Keen to learn? <br/>Piano for Beginners Level 1 is a group class designed for the

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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 4

Level 4 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 exploring popular and movie music. The course will include technical work, music reading, basic chord symbol comprehension, pedal technique, and basic music writing/composition to start getting your... [More]
$510 $448.80 Limited inc GST
Piano for Beginners Level 4

<p>Level 4 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

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

Jazz Piano: First Steps

Aimed at the pianist who is a beginner to Jazz, this course offers students an introduction to jazz harmony, rhythm and improvisation. Over the course of 8 weeks 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 notated scores; students will be guided to explore their own... [More]
$510 $448.80 Limited inc GST
Jazz Piano: First Steps

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

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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.

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]
$510 $448.80 Limited inc GST
Ukulele: Beyond the Strum

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<p>Ukulele: Beyond the Strum is designed for those wanting to play in a smaller group (up to 12 members). We explore various

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This is an FACE TO FACE class in the Conservatorium building

Entry Requirements: Intermediate players who are confident on their instrument and can read chord shapes. Reading traditional music notation at an elementary level is preferred but not essential.

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]
$510 $448.80 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]
$510 $448.80 Limited inc GST
Piano for Beginners Level 3

<p>{video type:“youtube” id:“CWlrBxFoPYo” "height:“440” width:“660”}</p><p></div><br/>Taught in the keyboard lab on weighted digital keyboards, level 3 is designed for the advanced beginner, who is

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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.

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]
$510 $448.80 Limited inc GST
Jazz Guitar

<p>{video type:“youtube” id:“rLSag8MWtME” "height:“440” width:“660”}<br/>This course is aimed at intermediate level guitarists who want to expand on their jazz knowledge while meeting other players of

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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.

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]
$510 $448.80 Limited inc GST
Blues Guitar Level 1

<p>{video type:“youtube” id:“EzbRZ8plEZs” "height:“400” width:“600”}</p><p>Blues Guitar will look into the Blues Form and discuss the cadence, primary chords, associated scales, tensions and stress

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This is a face to face class 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.

Blues Guitar Level 2

Blues Guitar 2 is an extension of Blues Guitar 1. It will focus on open tunings, blues slide guitar playing, chord voicing, right hand strumming technique and the playing styles of a few notable blues guitar players. Topics will be presented through class discussion, listening exercises and transcribed solos. [More]

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