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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]
$530 Limited inc GST
Piano for Beginners Level 1

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<p>Never played piano before? Keen to learn? Piano for Beginners Level 1 is a group class designed for the absolute beginner.

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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.

Jazz Piano: First Steps Level 1

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. The classes are held in our keyboard lab and the course embraces creativity and experimentation. As well as working through notated scores; students will be guided to explore their own... [More]
$530 Limited inc GST
Jazz Piano: First Steps Level 1

<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.

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]
$530 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.

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.

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.

Australian Chinese Music Youth Ensemble (High School Students) - Audition

AUSTRALIAN CHINESE MUSIC YOUTH ENSEMBLE Mentored by Sydney Conservatorium Chinese academic Dr. Lu Liu, this  ensemble is for students who wish to play in an ensemble based on traditional Chinese instruments.  The ensemble will explore both traditional and modern repertoire, building skills of listening and ensemble playing as well as knowledge of different repertoire styles. The Ensemble will consist of both traditional and western instruments reflecting current practice in Chinese... [More]

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

Jazz Piano: First Steps Level 2

Students will be extending the knowledge and skills that they gained in the level 1 course.  By studying classic jazz tunes from the Great American Songbook and by many of the jazz masters, students will develop a deeper understanding of jazz harmony as well as melodies and rhythms unique to the jazz idiom. The skills of voicing chords and voice leading will be developed further as well as learning jazz language to help with improvisation and jazz feel. Different styles, including... [More]

This course has no current classes. 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]

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