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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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The Baroque Period - Bardi to Bach

The Baroque (1600- 1750) is a period of immense musical change. The era begins with a group of men in Florence, led by Count Bardi, influencing the direction of music and finishes with the wonders of the late Baroque and composers like Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, who changed music forever. COURSE OUTLINE Renaissance vs Baroque – Composers in the... [More]

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Continuing Cello

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 continue to cover the basics of cello playing: all notes in first position, how to hold the bow, scales and technical exercises.... [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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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... [More]

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Celebrate Your Voice

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

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The History of Folk Rock

Folk music has been around since the middle ages, but the late fifties and sixties saw it take on a revolutionary rock edge. In this course we will get behind the development of this exciting genre that still drives people like Mumford and Sons today – we will look at the music, the artists, the promoters and supporters from The Railway Inn in... [More]

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