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Study music at WEA Sydney in a relaxed and social environment, and central CBD location. Easily accessible by public transport, our high quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors, and offer you great value for money.


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Mojo Working - The Story of Chicago Blues

Originating in the Mississippi Delta in the 1940s, the Chicago Blues became the cultural outlet for Black workers who had moved to industrial Chicago. A thriving club scene flourished on the South Side and the urban electric blues genre developed. Artists such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy and Sonny Boy Williamson 1 and 2 produced distinctive and influential musical styles. In this short four-week course, we will take a musical tour of the Chicago Blues. Starting with... [More]
$142 Limited inc GST / $128
Mojo Working - The Story of Chicago Blues

<p>Originating in the Mississippi Delta in the 1940s, the Chicago Blues became the cultural outlet for Black workers who had moved to industrial Chicago. A thriving club scene flourished on the South

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A Passage to India - A North Indian Classical Music Primer

In the 1960’s North Indian Classical (Hindustani) music underwent a surge of popularity in the west, particularly with the influence of Ravi Shankar over the Beatles and other popular groups of the time. Hindustani music, however, has a colourful history that goes back millennia. Discover the rich tradition and evolution of raga (melodic structure) from its roots in Vedic chants. Learn to understand the basic rhythmic structure and follow the different stages of a Hindustani music... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
A Passage to India - A North Indian Classical Music Primer

<p>In the 1960’s North Indian Classical (Hindustani) music underwent a surge of popularity in the west, particularly with the influence of Ravi Shankar over the Beatles and other popular groups of the

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How to Read Music

Interested in learning to read music or want to reactivate your prior music reading skills? Come along to this introductory session on reading music notation and learn/revisit the basics of both pitch and duration. [More]
$35 Limited inc GST
How to Read Music

Interested in learning to read music or want to reactivate your prior music reading skills? Come along to this introductory session on reading music notation and learn/revisit the basics of both pitch

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An Evening with Verdi

Verdi was one of the greatest composers of the 19th century, and his operas are some of the most loved of all time. His operas never fail to move us emotionally, to draw us in to his dramatic and moving stories, and to send us away humming his melodies. In this lecture, we explore how Verdi used the orchestra and his vast knowledge of the craft of music to create such wonderful operas. [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
An Evening with Verdi

Verdi was one of the greatest composers of the 19th century, and his operas are some of the most loved of all time. His operas never fail to move us emotionally, to draw us in to his dramatic and

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Harmonica for Beginners

The harmonica has been described as “an orchestra in your pocket” and for good reasons. It is a small, expressive instrument which is capable of a wide variety of tone colours and it is adaptable to almost any style of music. We focus on the standard 10 hole diatonic harmonica, commonly used in Folk, Blues and Rock styles of playing. Learn to pick out some familiar melodies to play lonesome tunes by the campfire, blast away in the folk style of Bob Dylan and express yourself in the... [More]
$149 Limited inc GST / $134
Harmonica for Beginners

<p>The harmonica has been described as “an orchestra in your pocket” and for good reasons. It is a small, expressive instrument which is capable of a wide variety of tone colours and it is adaptable

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Continue to Use Your Ears

An ongoing, open ended course where listening repertoire changes each term and which aims to further train you to aurally isolate and decipher what is happening in music by focusing on the instrumentation/tone colour, pitch/harmony, rhythm, texture, dynamics, tempo & structure of a variety of works; then cross reference this information by looking at the printed music (where possible) to enable you to better appraise the music you hear. A basic understanding of music theory may... [More]

Ukulele For Beginners

The ukulele has become a very popular instrument in recent years for many good reasons. It is cheap and very portable, ukuleles are easy to play and you can learn to perform your favourite songs from any era or style, solo or with a group. If you have ever wanted to play a musical instrument this is probably the easiest way to make a start. Please bring your ukulele (available in all musical instrument shops starting at around $30) to the first lesson. COURSE OUTLINE Essential... [More]

Love Affairs

Classical music always has been the domain of real-life lovers. Between the seventeenth century composer, Gesualdo, who murdered his wife, and the twentieth century story of the escape from Soviet Russia of cellist Slava Rostropovich and opera singer, Galina Vishnevskaya, there are many other tales of love. Some feature a composer or performer or both, as is the case with the Schumanns. Some couples lived happily ever after while heartbreak and sorrow was the lot of others. We... [More]

Develop Your Voice

For those who have completed an introductory singing course. Develop and extend your voice skills and music theory practice further. More time will be spent on singing in harmony and learning repertoire from different genres of music. There may even be an opportunity to sing individually should you feel comfortable in doing so! COURSE OUTLINE Learning to be disciplined with the correct breathing techniques for warm ups. Tackling music theory and sight reading skills. Singing... [More]

Enrich Your Voice

This exciting new singing course is a sequel to Love Your Voice and Develop Your Voice courses. Enrich Your Voice will explore the singing voice in more depth including how to sustain notes, breathing techniques, more theory integration, harmony, pitch control, extension in vocal range and a specific focus on how to keep in rhythm. Pre-requisite: Prior enrolment in Develop Your Voice. COURSE OUTLINE ‘Singing in’ more solid essential warm ups and drills for vocal health. To sharpen... [More]