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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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An Evening with Rakhmaninov

Rakhmaninov’s music can be both exhilarating and breathtakingly beautiful. In this lecture we explore his music, including his concertos, symphonies, preludes and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. We will also hear about his life in Russia, and his career as a touring concert pianist. Join us as we spend an evening discovering the life and music... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Rakhmaninov’s music can be both exhilarating and breathtakingly beautiful. In this lecture we explore his music, including his concertos, symphonies, preludes and the Rhapsody on a Theme of

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17 Jun

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Celebrate Your Voice

You've made it! Celebrate your voice in style with this cracker of a course! This is Level 5 of the series of Love, Develop, Enrich and Challenge Your Voice courses. This course encapsulates the vocal challenges, breath management, rhythmic skills, theoretical knowledge and practical aspects of singing needed for the continuing aspiring singer!... [More]

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Challenge Your Voice

It's time to Challenge Your Voice with this whirlwind of a course. This is the 4th level in the series of Love, Develop and Enrich Your Voice courses. Challenge Your Voice prods and provokes the inner musician in you. This will be achieved by executing vocal gymnastics, songs in close harmony, rhythm precision and the integration of theory. See you... [More]

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Theory Just for Singers: Intermediate

This course is designed to expand and consolidate your knowledge on major and minor scales, enharmonic equivalents, the circle of 5th's and the use of double sharps and flats. Rhythmic passages and time signatures will also be in the mix of this insightful course. No singing will be involved, but all the knowledge behind a music singing score will... [More]

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Music of Celebration, Humour & Pathos - Late Medieval England, Pergolesi, Bach & Handel

This course will present outstanding examples of celebratory and humourous music, as well as music expressive of pathos, by composers in late Medieval England, and by the Baroque masters Pergolesi, Bach and Handel. From late 15th century England, we will listen to music by composers associated with the Eton Choirbook and their contemporaries, as... [More]

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Theory Just for Singers: Beginners

This course is for absolute beginners or for those who have dabbled but never grasped how to read music! Let me demystify your fears about how to interpret notation, rhythm, scales and key signatures. This course is a gateway for those who would like to build their confidence by understanding how to decipher written music. There will be no singing... [More]

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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... [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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Continuing Recorder (Descant/Soprano)

Continue your musical studies and become part of this descant/soprano recorder course where both solo and ensemble repertoire from a variety of styles and of a more extended nature will be used to further student learning. Through this repertoire, students will encounter additional notes, rhythm patterns, key signatures and time signatures. This... [More]

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Strike a Chord 1: Piano Playing for the Absolute Beginner

A perfect course for the absolute beginner who has always been curious about what playing the piano entails. Here we will uncover the notes on the piano, why middle C is so important, how to position the hands, how to play an 8 note scale concentrating on the correct fingering, wrist positions and posture. Lastly we will progress to the exciting... [More]

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