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From rock 'n' roll to opera, discover some amazing music and the often complex relationship between music, society an ideas. WEA Sydney offers great value for money and the chance to study in a relaxed environment. Our central CBD location is easily accessible by public transport, and our high-quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors. Our practical classes in singing, cello, harmonica and more cater for absolute beginners through to those with more experience.

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Golden Vienna Revisited: Schubert, Bruckner, Brahms, the Strauss Family, Fritz Kreisler

Enjoy revisiting the music and images of the Golden Age of 19th and early 20th century Vienna. Beginning with Schubert, who had the shortest life of any of the great Viennese composers, we will progress to Bruckner the symphonist and composer of church music, then Brahms and the various members of the celebrated Strauss family, and end with the... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Enjoy revisiting the music and images of the Golden Age of 19th and early 20th century Vienna. Beginning with Schubert, who had the shortest life of any of the great Viennese composers, we will

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30 Apr

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Music Inspired by the Land, Air and Sea, Art and the Word

In these lectures, we will discuss how composers have been inspired by nature – the land, air and sea and by other art forms – art and the written word, Composers have developed techniques to sonically imply these elements in their compositions. We will look at specific artists, writers and composers who illustrate these relationships and how they... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>In these lectures, we will discuss how composers have been inspired by nature – the land, air and sea and by other art forms – art and the written word, Composers have developed techniques to

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03 May

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What is a Sonata?

A sonata is a piece for only one or two instruments: and for that reason, is one of the most intimate and personal forms of classical music. The contrasting movements provide wonderful variety of mood and expression. Join as as we explore how this wonderful genre works, and sample the sonatas as of such great composers as Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>A sonata is a piece for only one or two instruments: and for that reason, is one of the most intimate and personal forms of classical music. The contrasting movements provide wonderful variety of

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21 May

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Travelling the Blues Highway 61: A Musical Journey

Journey to the origins of the Blues in Memphis and Mississippi. Visit Beale Street, the Stax Museum and Gracelands; before travelling to the grave sites of Robert Johnson, BB King, Albert King and others. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Journey to the origins of the Blues in Memphis and Mississippi. Visit Beale Street, the Stax Museum and Gracelands; before travelling to the grave sites of Robert Johnson, BB King, Albert King and

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04 Jun

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Understanding Chamber Music

Chamber music is one of the most intimate forms of classical music. It combines the wealth and richness of classical music structures with the intimacy of being able to see each performer, and hear what each one is playing. This course explores the structures and development of chamber music, and the great composers who contributed to it, including... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>Chamber music is one of the most intimate forms of classical music. It combines the wealth and richness of classical music structures with the intimacy of being able to see each performer, and hear

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05 Jun

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Challenge Your Voice

Following Enrich Your Voice, it's time to prod, provoke and challenge the inner musician in you. We will be continuing our song learning, breathing instructions, warm up techniques and discussing song structure, melodies and rhythm. You will be able to see each other for 90 minutes of vocal interaction and musical bliss! This course is fourth in a... [More]

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The ABC of Cello for Absolute Beginners

Beloved by millions the Violoncello is one of the most mellow, elegant and romantic orchestral instruments. Be allured and experience the joy of a cello ensemble making music from the very first lesson. This course will cover the basics of cello playing: all notes in first position, how to hold the bow, scales and technical exercises Moreover, we... [More]

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More Beethoven and The Orchestra

Beethoven’s symphonies and overtures having already been considered, this second course returns to the orchestra with concertos for piano and violin and also turns its attention elsewhere. Chamber works of various combinations, from trios to sextets, compositions for solo piano, for voice and solo instruments with piano, and various other works... [More]

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Love Your Voice! An Introduction To Singing

Loving your voice is sometimes hard to do! In this compact 8 week online course we will, in detail, discuss and implement vocal techniques including demonstrations, warm ups, application, Q&A. These tools, with a mix of basic theory, will boost your vocal confidence. Join me for a captivating 90 minutes! This course is first in a series of five... [More]

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Continuing Ukulele

Build on the basic chords you may already know and progressively add more to enable you to play a wider range of songs. Styles will include: Blues, Blue Grass, Ragtime and Ska as well as folk and popular music from various eras. Strumming patterns and melody playing will also be extended. Please bring your ukulele (available in all musical... [More]

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