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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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Musical Connections: Western Europe and Russia – Renaissance to Revolution

Explore the fascinating musical-cultural connections between Western Europe and Russia from the Renaissance to the Russian Revolution. Beginning in Tudor England and its diplomatic ties with Moscow. We focus on the introduction of Italian and German music to Russia and its impact, and take account of the grand and study tours of prominent Russians... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Explore the fascinating musical-cultural connections between Western Europe and Russia from the Renaissance to the Russian Revolution. Beginning in Tudor England and its diplomatic ties with Moscow

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07 Feb

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Glorious Gershwin

One of the few composers who successfully blended the jazz and the classical traditions, George Gershwin left a music legacy that ranges from the popular song to the classical concerto. From Tin Pan Alley to Broadway to Hollywood, from Rhapsody in Blue to An American in Paris, from Shall We Dance to Porgy and Bess, and a string of memorable songs... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>One of the few composers who successfully blended the jazz and the classical traditions, George Gershwin left a music legacy that ranges from the popular song to the classical concerto. From Tin

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08 Feb

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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... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<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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11 Feb

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Revolution, Reaction and Romanticism

Many of the ways in which we listen to music, behave in concert halls and treat our performers and composers were formed during the Romantic period. This series looks at how influential this period was in forming our modern musical experience. COURSE OUTLINE Why Romanticism? - How is the 19th century different from all other periods in history;... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Many of the ways in which we listen to music, behave in concert halls and treat our performers and composers were formed during the Romantic period. This series looks at how influential this period

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17 Feb

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What is an Oratorio?

"For my part, they give me an idea of heaven, where everybody is to sing whether they have voices or not." - Horace Walpole on Handel’s oratorios, 1743. Combining words and music with choir, soloists and orchestra, the oratorio is one of the grandest genres of classical music. Join us as we explore how this wonderful genre works, with its origins... [More]
$49 Limited

<em>"For my part, they give me an idea of heaven, where everybody is to sing whether they have voices or not."</em> - Horace Walpole on Handel’s oratorios, 1743. Combining words and music with choir,

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28 Feb

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Famous Faces of the Transformational Sixties

The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie stars, activists, revolutionaries, writers, and artists, and all against the backdrop of the political and social movements of the time. If you think you... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

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03 Mar
$39 Limited

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

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03 Mar
$39 Limited

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

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10 Mar
$39 Limited

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

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17 Mar
$39 Limited

<p>The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie

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24 Mar

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Slow Hand at 75: Eric Clapton Guitar Superstar

His career has been many sided; as a young Yardbird, who didn’t want to play pop; a short time with John Mayall putting his band into the spotlight; as a member of Cream, the first and ultimate power trio; and as a dynamic solo artist. Come along for a night of great music and memories. COURSE OUTLINE Young Eric from Ripely and the Blues Slow Hand... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>His career has been many sided; as a young Yardbird, who didn’t want to play pop; a short time with John Mayall putting his band into the spotlight; as a member of Cream, the first and ultimate

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27 Mar

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Enrich Your Voice

This is the 3rd level in the series of Love & 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. This course is third in a series of... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>This is the 3rd level in the series of Love & Develop Your Voice courses. Enrich Your Voice will explore the singing voice in more depth including how to sustain notes, breathing techniques, more

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29 Jan

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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]
$168 Limited / $151

<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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30 Jan

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Continuing Recorder (Descant/Soprano)

Both solo and ensemble repertoire from various styles and of an extended nature are used to further your learning. Explore additional notes, rhythm patterns, key signatures and time signatures. Continues from Beginner Recorder but anyone with soprano/descant recorder experience can join. COURSE OUTLINE This course is aimed at students who have... [More]

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