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Adult Courses

Music, Dance, Theatre and Film

To quote Benjamin Britten, 'It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom'. So, if you are a budding rock star, keen to tread the board, want to renew an acquaintance with a musical instrument or just want to sing your heart out, we have 'beautiful' course just right for you.

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The Slightly Rocky School

The Slightly Rocky School

COURSE No. 213-216

TUTOR: Chris Cobbson

Ever wanted to show those teenagers what Pop music is all about? Well here's your chance. This fun course is open to all adults with some ability on any instrument or vocals. You will have the opportunity to play in a band and try various types of popular music including Rock, Soul, Reggae and Blues. During the course, you will gain...

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Piano Improvers

Piano Improvers

New for 2017

COURSE No. 217,218

TUTOR: Alice Michahelles

This course is designed for anyone who can read music and play the piano at approximately grade 2 to grade 4 level and wishes to improve, learn new pieces and review favourite ones. Reading strategies, practice strategies, technique and expression will be discussed. You will enjoy receiving expert tuition from Alice, a concert pianist and music teacher, share repertoire and listen to...

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Ukulele for Beginners

Ukulele for Beginners

COURSE No. 219

TUTORS: Richard Bending, Barry Silvester

With the current rise in popularity of the ukulele, now is your chance to learn the basics on this course with two experienced tutors who have successfully run numerous workshops, including the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain. You will be shown various techniques including rhythm patterns, chords and riffs, all held in an easygoing, relaxed atmosphere. A ukulele will be provided, which...

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Introduction to Sight Singing

Introduction to Sight Singing

COURSE No. 220

TUTOR: Ruth Lamdin

This course is for those who sing in amateur choirs and choral societies, but are still mystified by musical notation. You will get to grips with rhythm and pitch and exercise your listening skills. Different methods of sight singing will be explored and you will learn some useful theory. This course is for beginners and no prior knowledge is assumed. You will...

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Find Your Voice

Find Your Voice

COURSE No. 221

TUTOR: Ruth Lamdin

'I'm tone deaf.' 'My teacher wouldn't let me join the choir.' 'My partner shudders when I try to sing.' 'I'm not a bit musical.' Have you ever said any of these things? And would you love to sing with others at a wedding or in the pub? This course is for the vocally terrified. It will provide an opportunity to find out the...

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Ukulele for Improvers: The Next Stage

Ukulele for Improvers: The Next Stage

New for 2017

COURSE No. 222

TUTORS: Richard Bending, Barry Silvester

This course is aimed at students who have previously attended one of the Ukulele for Beginners courses, have mastered and enjoy playing some basic chords and are keen to progress. Let Richard and Barry help you improve your playing with a number of techniques including finger picking, single string solos, riffs and strum patterns. You will cover group playing including instrumentals and...

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Accordion for Beginners

Accordion for Beginners

COURSE No. 223,224

TUTOR: Paul Hutchinson

By the end of the week, you will be familiar with the piano accordion. All students will be able to play simple tunes using both hands. Some keyboard skills and an ability to read music would be an advantage. If you don't own an accordion, they will be available to borrow for the duration of the course.

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Ludwig Van

Ludwig Van

New for 2017

COURSE No. 225,226

TUTOR: Robin Nelson

When debating who was the greatest of all the composers, Beethoven's name invariably crops up. He composed ground breaking works in so many genres including the 'Eroica' and 'Choral' symphonies, the opera 'Fidelio', piano concertos, string quartets, a 'Missa Solemnis' and the 'Moonlight' and 'Appassionata' sonatas. During this course, you will follow the path of Beethoven's often troubled life and listen to extracts...

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Choral Workshop

Choral Workshop

COURSE No. 227

TUTOR: John Jenkins

Come and explore a wealth of choral music including sacred and secular, a cappella and accompanied, ranging from madrigals and motets to contemporary part songs. Morning rehearsals and a final concert will take place in Marlborough's magnificent Chapel. Music reading ability will be an advantage, but all adult voices are welcome. The emphasis will be on the enjoyment of tackling an interesting...

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