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Tchaikovsky: Turmoil and Triumph

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky created some of the most well-loved music of the classical repertoire, including Swan Lake, the Nutcracker Suite and the 1812 Overture as well as his wonderful symphonies and concertos. Yet the composer was haunted by self-criticism and the criticism of others all his life. This course examines the troubled life of this great composer and the passionate, intense music which came from his struggle. No prior musical knowledge is necessary. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
$125 Limited inc GST / $113
Tchaikovsky: Turmoil and Triumph

<p>Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky created some of the most well-loved music of the classical repertoire, including Swan Lake, the Nutcracker Suite and the 1812 Overture as well as his wonderful symphonies

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

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]
$166 Limited inc GST / $149
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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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

The History of Australian Rock Music

Australian Rock Music has always been great. It started in the fifties as nothing more than a poor copy of US rock and roll. But by the time we hit the sixties Australian rock music was world class and has been ever since. We will look at the great artists that shaped Aussie rock. But also behind these artists were the promoters the venues and of course the behaviour. We will play the music, hear the stories and track the history of what is no doubt a great part of Australia’s... [More]
$166 Limited inc GST / $149
The History of Australian Rock Music

Australian Rock Music has always been great. It started in the fifties as nothing more than a poor copy of US rock and roll. But by the time we hit the sixties Australian rock music was world class

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

An Evening in the Romantic Period

What makes music of the Romantic period sound romantic? Composers of the 19th century aimed to write music which put expression and beauty foremost, and succeeded in composing some of the most wonderful and accessible music of all time. Join us as we explore the music of Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and others, and enjoy the lush, expressive music of the Romantic period. No musical knowledge is necessary. COURSE OUTLINE What makes music of the... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
An Evening in the Romantic Period

<p>What makes music of the Romantic period sound romantic? Composers of the 19th century aimed to write music which put expression and beauty foremost, and succeeded in composing some of the most

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

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]
$110 Limited inc GST / $99
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

...

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

Celebrating Woodstock: 50 Years On

Woodstock started it all. We look at the music, the people and the culture as we celebrate its 50th anniversary. [More]

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Use Your Ears (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]

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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]

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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 last in a series of five singing courses: Love Your Voice! An Introduction To Singing Develop Your Voice Enrich Your Voice Challenge... [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 course is fourth in a series of five singing courses: Love Your Voice! An Introduction To Singing Develop Your Voice Enrich Your Voice... [More]

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