5 courses
Music Appreciation & Theory

Come to the Opera

10/01/2023 - Tue (13:45-15:45) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £194.00 - C00424-222302
18/04/2023 - Tue (13:45-15:45) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £210.00 - C00424-222303

How to Read Music - Beginners

This short course will introduce you to the basic elements of music theory, both in terms of listening to music and looking at written music. We will demystify this complex language and familiarise you with the main ideas.

19/04/2023 - Wed (15:30-17:00) - Parkshot Campus - 5 weeks - £72.00 - C00685-222302

How to Read Music - Improvers

This short course is for learners with a basic knowledge of reading music and any learners who have already completed the How to Read Music Beginners Course. It will help you to understand in more detail how to read music, and will consolidate any understanding you already have of basic music theory.

07/06/2023 - Wed (15:30-17:00) - Parkshot Campus - 5 weeks - £72.00 - C01022-222302

Music Appreciation - Sibelius and Music of Finland

In this 8-week course we will dive into the music of Jean Sibelius, the towering figure of Finnish music, who straddled the Romantic and early modern periods. As well as the justly famous tone poems, he wrote innovative symphonies, a much-admired concerto, chamber music and lush songs. We’ll consider the influences on his writing, looking at his contemporaries and the musical world around him. We’ll look at some of the Finnish composers that came after him, exploring his legacy.

09/01/2023 - Mon (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 8 weeks - £144.00 - C02880-222301

Music Appreciation - The Symphony

The symphony

In this 8-week course we will follow the history of the symphony from its origins in sections of operatic music and the forms of chamber music to the huge concert-works of the Romantic period, and into the twentieth century. We?ll take in some of the biggest names and works but also consider lesser-known composers and pieces, considering how and why the ?canon? of famous works is formed. We?ll learn about the forms, structures and musical features of the symphony, leading to a greater appreciation of the genre.
You do not have to be able to read music, and there...

24/04/2023 - Mon (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 8 weeks - £177.00 - C02865-222301