Type
7 courses
Music Appreciation & Theory

Come to the Opera

28/09/2021 - Tue (13:45-15:45) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £187.00 - C00424-212201
11/01/2022 - Tue (13:45-15:45) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £187.00 - C00424-212202

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.

24/09/2021 - Fri (13:30-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 5 weeks - £66.00 - C00685-212201
22/04/2022 - Fri (13:30-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 5 weeks - £66.00 - C00685-212202

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.

14/01/2022 - Fri (13:30-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 5 weeks - £66.00 - C01022-212201
10/06/2022 - Fri (13:30-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 5 weeks - £66.00 - C01022-212202

Music Appreciation - Early Romantics

In this 8-week course, we will explore the composers and music of the early 19th century. How did the Classical music of Mozart and Haydn, with its grace, balance and entertainment function, become the passionate, individualistic music of the Romantic period? As well as Beethoven, who were the other main composers leading this transition, and what was going on in society at the time? We?ll encounter composers familiar and unfamiliar, look at the instruments and forms typical of the time, and examine musical features and techniques. With lots of listening and discussion, we will consider a...

13/09/2021 - Mon (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 8 weeks - £140.00 - C02674-212201

Music Appreciation - Masterworks

25/04/2022 - Mon (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 8 weeks - £140.00 - C01229-212203

Music Appreciation - The Instrumental Families of the Orchestra

In this 8-week course, we will survey the range of instruments in the orchestra, grouping them int families and learning about their history and function. We'll think about the development of the orchestra as a whole, and the how the function and type of music changes in different periods, leading to the development of various instruments. We?ll listen to how the instruments work in solo, small group and orchestral settings, and clear up any confusions you might have!
With lots of listening and discussion, we will consider a wide range of works. You do not have to be able to read...

10/01/2022 - Mon (13:00-15:00) - Parkshot Campus - 8 weeks - £140.00 - C02675-212201

Practical Composing for All Instruments

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

This new course will look at how to go about composing by studying compositions from the past and present. This course will be delivered onsite at Parkshot in Richmond.
We will complete short tasks and also tackle some longer works.
We will use paper and pencil but will also look at composing using music tech eg Sibelius/Musescore and recording programs such as Garageband/Logic. You can bring an ipad/tablet or laptop to sessions.
We will look at a range of styles of music, not...

20/09/2021 - Mon (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 11 weeks - £248.00 - C02536-212202
10/01/2022 - Mon (11:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £248.00 - C02536-212203
10/01/2022 - Mon (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £248.00 - C02536-212204