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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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Women Composing Music

Throughout time women have been excluded from the world of professional music and especially composing. Those few who succeeded in the compositional world were marginalised, forbidden to write certain types of music and had their reputations questioned. This series looks at the lives of some female composers from the Medieval to the present day. COURSE OUTLINE At the beginning of the Baroque period 2 women established themselves as composers; one in Florence as part of the Medici... [More]
$162 Limited inc GST / $¤,146
Women Composing Music

<p>Throughout time women have been excluded from the world of professional music and especially composing. Those few who succeeded in the compositional world were marginalised, forbidden to write

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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]
$228 Limited inc GST / $¤,205
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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French Opera & More

From the second half of the nineteenth century, opera flourished in Paris, borne out by the works of Offenbach, Gounod, Bizet, Massenet and Saint-Saens. Subjects range from the drama of Faust to the light-hearted adventures of Orpheus in the Underworld to the tales of those femmes fatales, Dalila and Carmen. However, these composers did not write opera exclusively and from their pens flowed a wealth of other music. The combination of both will give us a rounded musical portrait.... [More]
$268 Limited inc GST / $¤,241
French Opera & More

<p>From the second half of the nineteenth century, opera flourished in Paris, borne out by the works of Offenbach, Gounod, Bizet, Massenet and Saint-Saens. Subjects range from the drama of Faust to

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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]
$228 Limited inc GST / $¤,205
Develop Your Voice

<p>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

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Great Ballets: From Giselle to Balanchine

Explore some of the most colourful ballets and their music via outstanding modern DVD productions. Beginning with the great Romantic ballets ‘Giselle’, ‘Raymonda’ and ‘Manon’, we will then move to the eclectic Ballets Russes phenomenon with inspiration drawn from Spain, Denmark and Switzerland. From the later 20th century will be two Ashton ballets: Messager’s ‘Two Pigeons’ and Rachmaninoff’s ‘Rhapsody’, and Balanchine’s masterpiece ‘Jewels’ with music by Fauré, Stravinsky and... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $¤,205
Great Ballets: From Giselle to Balanchine

<p>Explore some of the most colourful ballets and their music via outstanding modern DVD productions. Beginning with the great Romantic ballets ‘Giselle’, ‘Raymonda’ and ‘Manon’, we will then move to

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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 will learn how to read music while playing at the same time. A cello is required to join this class however the renting of a cello is... [More]
$212 Limited inc GST / $¤,191
The ABC of Cello for Absolute Beginners

<p>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

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This class will take a one week recess on the 17th February.

Use Your Ears: An Introduction to Aurally Deciphering Music

Your ears are often your first point of contact with music but do you know how to decipher the wealth of musical information they can tell you? This graded course trains you to aurally isolate and decipher what is happening in 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 make a more complete appraisal of the... [More]
$149 Limited inc GST / $¤,134
Use Your Ears: An Introduction to Aurally Deciphering Music

<p>Your ears are often your first point of contact with music but do you know how to decipher the wealth of musical information they can tell you? This graded course trains you to aurally isolate and

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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 instrument shops starting at around $30) to the first lesson. COURSE OUTLINE Consolidation of the skills you may already have acquired e.g.... [More]
$149 Limited inc GST / $¤,134
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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