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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]

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Music Fundamentals Level 2 ONLINE

Unpack the language of music in this series of courses. This course extends the practical and theoretical skills achieved in Level 1 and also begins an extensive study of harmony, with an historic look at this development, analysing triads and their inversions, and culminating in a thorough study of all 7th type chords. Cadences and minor scales are also covered. Level 2 will cover: Be able to construct 3 note chords Triads from any note  Understanding common chord progression.... [More]
$480 Limited inc GST
Music Fundamentals Level 2 ONLINE

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<p>Unpack the language of music in this series of courses.</p>

<p>This course extends the practical and theoretical

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This is an ONLINE CLASS For adults (minimum age 16)
Participants will need:
a device with a webcam and mic (laptop, tablet or phone all have these as part of their internal systems a desktop or laptop is preferred)
a quiet spot in your home away from distractions
an internet connection
access to your email address you use to register to this class from the device above

A workbook covering Music Fundamentals 1-4  is required for this class. (You may already have purchased this from a previous level). If you need to purchase this, please scroll to the bottom of this page and add to cart with your course enrolment. It will be mailed to the postal address you provide when booking a week before the term starts. The Cost is $50

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

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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.

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.

Composing for Film

Held over eight sessions, Emma Greenhill will explore different aspects of Film music, as well as provide opportunities for practical composition in different film contexts. The Emma will share her extensive scoring experience covering an eclectic range of film and music knowledge The course includes in-depth analysis of the film scoring process and techniques, and will span various film music genres and their idiosyncrasies and traditions. These sessions will also give insights... [More]
$560 Limited inc GST
Composing for Film

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<p>Held over eight sessions, <strong>Emma Greenhill</strong> will explore different aspects of Film music, as well as provide

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For adults (minimum age 16)

This is a FACE TO FACE class

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

Music Fundamentals Level 3 ONLINE

Unpack the language of written music. This course continues the development of the practical and theoretical skills achieved in Levels 1 and 2, analysing contemporary harmony, modal scales and complex rhythmic concepts. An exploration of performance, composition and research techniques is also included, culminating in an overview of twentieth century genres. A brief discussion of the history of jazz, its evolution and influence on Western music is also presented. Level 3 will... [More]
$480 Limited inc GST
Music Fundamentals Level 3 ONLINE

<p>Unpack the language of written music.</p>

<p>This course continues the development of the practical and theoretical skills achieved in Levels 1 and 2, analysing contemporary harmony, modal scales

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This is an ONLINE CLASS For adults (minimum age 16)
Participants will need:
a device with a webcam and mic (laptop, tablet or phone all have these as part of their internal systems a desktop or laptop is preferred)
a quiet spot in your home away from distractions
an internet connection
access to your email address you use to register to this class from the device above

A workbook covering Music Fundamentals 1-4  is required for this class. (You may already have purchased this from a previous level). If you need to purchase this, please scroll to the bottom of this page and add to cart with your course enrolment. It will be mailed to the postal address you provide when booking a week before the term starts. The Cost is $50

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

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Tertiary Jazz Pre-audition Workshop

Are you planning to audition for a Conservatorium tertiary degree in jazz? Be well informed about the audition requirements and process so you can achieve your best result in this highly competitive field. This three hour workshop includes discussion and demonstration of the process, a mock Jazz aptitude test and the opportunity for some students to have their mock audition critiqued by members of the Tertiary Jazz staff in front of your peers (this is optional). This is an... [More]
$85 Limited inc GST
Tertiary Jazz Pre-audition Workshop

<p>Are you planning to audition for a Conservatorium tertiary degree in jazz? Be well informed about the audition requirements and process so you can achieve your best result in this highly

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THIS IS A FACE TO FACE WORKSHOP
Please email us after you enrol to let us know your instrument and if you want to do a mock audition and we will try to accommodate your request. PLEASE NOTE: there are limited spots for mock audition so not everyone will be able to take a mock audition.
Make sure you read the audition requirements on the Conservatorium’s page. Link has been provided below.

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Creating Great Lyrics ONLINE

Creating great lyrics is not just a matter of coming up with good ideas—it’s knowing how to build on those ideas, and turn them into finished songs—songs that communicate your unique perspective, and also communicate to a wider audience.   As the masters say, inspiration only matters if you know what to do with it. This course is all about equipping you with the practical tools and concepts for taking your inspiration, and confidently turning it into your best song lyrics. ... [More]
$335 Limited inc GST
Creating Great Lyrics ONLINE

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<p>Creating great lyrics is <strong>not just a matter of coming up with good ideas</strong>—it’s knowing how to <strong>build

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WEDNESDAY 15 August 6.30pm is the first ONLINE zoom mentor session.

PLEASE NOTE:The course start date is the date you will received access to Module 1 content  NOT the time you are expected to attend a session.

The content for the first module will be released on 7 August and the first mentored zoom session is Wednesday 15 August. Each subsequent module will be released the day after each zoom session.  You do not need to attend a zoom session at that time. Work through module 1 over the week as preparation for your first mentored zoom session. All mentored zoom sessions will be recorded for students to access. You will maintain access to the module content for 12 months from the start date.

For adults (minimum age 16)

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Beginner Shakuhachi Workshop

If you've always wanted to try the shakuhachi, now's your chance! Shakuhachi Master Bronwyn Kirkpatrick will present this workshop and demonstration introducing shakuhachi, the traditional Japanese bamboo flute. The demonstration/workshop is open to anyone 16 years of age and over and no prior musical experience is necessary. It will interest students who feel drawn to Asian music and philosophies and people who want to find out more about the shakuhachi and its tradition. It may... [More]
$85 Limited inc GST
Beginner Shakuhachi Workshop

<p>If you've always wanted to try the shakuhachi, now's your chance!</p>

<p>Shakuhachi Master Bronwyn Kirkpatrick will present this workshop and demonstration introducing shakuhachi, the traditional

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

Vocal Workout

Vocal Workout – a place to exercise your voice! Give your voice a workout using the great singing methods of the past and present – Diack, Marchesi, Concone and Aebersold. This course will help you to develop healthy vocal habits and improve technique. This course offers a regular weekly space in which students can ‘workout’ - explore and have demystified various vocal drills presented by an expert practitioner in a methodical order. Vocal Workout was devised to fill the need for... [More]

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