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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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Court-life, Conflict and Composers

Composers do not write in a vacuum. They are influenced by the world around them; the social, political and economic. This series looks at the lives of 7 composers and explores how the society in which they lived affected their musical output and their lives. COURSE OUTLINE Johann Sebastian Bach (1683-1750) - In his lifetime J.S Bach was known as a brilliant organist and teacher rather than as a spectacular composer. How was this possible? Ludwig von Beethoven (1770-1827) -... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Court-life, Conflict and Composers

<p>Composers do not write in a vacuum. They are influenced by the world around them; the social, political and economic. This series looks at the lives of 7 composers and explores how the society in

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Musicals of the 20th Century

The Musical has been a popular form of entertainment for well over a hundred years up until today when block-buster musicals continue to break attendance records. Broadway is healthier than ever. In earlier days, Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rogers and Cole Porter, among others, were household names. Equally well known were the lyrics and tunes of the wide-ranging stories they created. They were part of our lives. This course will cover the history of the musical, concentrating on... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Musicals of the 20th Century

<p>The Musical has been a popular form of entertainment for well over a hundred years up until today when block-buster musicals continue to break attendance records. Broadway is healthier than ever.

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Recorder For Beginners (Descant/Soprano)

Described by the American Recorder as the most ‘played instrument in the world’, the recorder is inexpensive, compact, quiet and allows you to play melodies in many musical styles as well as be part of a larger musical group. If you’re interested in learning to ‘make music’ with other like-minded class members then this could be the instrument for you! Please bring your own descant/soprano recorder – available from any reputable music store for approx. $10 to $15. COURSE OUTLINE A... [More]
$153 Limited inc GST / $138
Recorder For Beginners (Descant/Soprano)

<p>Described by the American Recorder as the most ‘played instrument in the world’, the recorder is inexpensive, compact, quiet and allows you to play melodies in many musical styles as well as be

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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 instrument shops starting at around $30) to the first lesson. COURSE OUTLINE Consolidation of the skills you may already have acquired e.g.... [More]
$153 Limited inc GST / $138
Continuing Ukulele

<p>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

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Inside Opera Masterpieces

All six operas are well loved masterpieces: Bellini’s Norma, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Verdi’s Aida and Il Trovatore, Puccini’s Turandot and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana. Each lecture provides an in-depth analysis of arias, ensembles and scenes, highlighting the dramatic and musical means by which emotional content is conveyed. We’ll consider historical background, cognitive and structural principles and relationships of text and music, defining composers' styles. COURSE... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Inside Opera Masterpieces

<p>All six operas are well loved masterpieces: Bellini’s Norma, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Verdi’s Aida and Il Trovatore, Puccini’s Turandot and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana. Each lecture

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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 course is aimed at students who have undertaken the Beginner Recorder Course but anyone who has had experience on the soprano/descant... [More]
$153 Limited inc GST / $138
Continuing Recorder (Descant/Soprano)

<p>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

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

The Unknown Liszt

A flamboyant virtuoso, a lady’s man, a champion of innovation, a pop star, a generous patron, and a Catholic acolyte: Franz Liszt was all of these and more during his long and varied career. His music ranges from astonishing instrumental brilliance to deep emotional yearning, and his influence on other composers and performers has been extensive. This course examines the life and works of Liszt, illustrated with music, paintings, and photographs. COURSE OUTLINE Session 1 What do we... [More]
$125 Limited inc GST / $113
The Unknown Liszt

<p>A flamboyant virtuoso, a lady’s man, a champion of innovation, a pop star, a generous patron, and a Catholic acolyte: Franz Liszt was all of these and more during his long and varied career. His

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Purple Haze: Music of the Psychedelic Sixties

See and hear some of the most memorable exponents of the Psychedelic sound: the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and more. COURSE OUTLINE The Origins of the Psychedelic Sounds The Pop Culture of the 1960s. The Doors- Psychedelic sound and poetry Janis Joplin- Texas Blues and Psychedelia Other bands: Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Grateful Dead, the Beatles. The Jimi Hendrix Experience Influences on today’s music. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students... [More]
$145 Limited inc GST / $131
Purple Haze: Music of the Psychedelic Sixties

<p>See and hear some of the most memorable exponents of the Psychedelic sound: the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and more.<br/><p><br/><strong>COURSE OUTLINE</strong></p><ul><li>The Origins

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Love Your Voice! An Introduction To Singing

Have you always longed to learn how to sing and keep to your own harmony? How do you learn to overcome nerves and performance anxiety? Look no further – this course is for you! Learn how to find your voice, sing with freedom and be taught the application of basic music theory. COURSE OUTLINE Learning the crucial fundamentals of singing and diaphragmatic breathing. Discussing the physiology of the voice and how to apply it to song. Learning tools and techniques of overcoming... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Love Your Voice! An Introduction To Singing

<p>Have you always longed to learn how to sing and keep to your own harmony? How do you learn to overcome nerves and performance anxiety? Look no further – this course is for you! Learn how to find

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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]

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