Music

Learn an instrument in a group, join a Baroque ensemble or modern Jazz group, refresh your theory or enjoy the fulfilment of singing

Individual Tuition also available

“Playing in a group is so rewarding. The Tutors are all musically brilliant, and also dedicated and full of enthusiasm.”
Blackheath Baroque Ensemble

Blackheath Baroque Ensemble

16+ yrs, Grade 6 +; Mondays 20.00 - 21.00; Tuesdays 19.15 - 20.15

20th April - 13th July (12 weeks, £204) 21st April - 14th July (12 weeks, £204) Directed by leading period instrumentalist Teresa Wrann, the Baroque ensembles are an exceptional training ground for music from the Middle Ages to early 19th century. Players of recorders, flutes, oboes, strings, piano/harpsichord, viola da gamba, theorbo, lute and archlute are welcome to join our thriving community of instrumentalists who share a love for making Early Music. The Conservatoire also has its own harpsichord, a French–style five octave single manual. These ensembles offer students of Grade 6 and above the opportunity to play with a wide range of instruments in a chamber setting. We explore the orchestral repertoire written before 1800 in a historically informed way with mostly one or two instruments per part. The classes are friendly and welcoming, and music is played and enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tutor: Teresa Wrann

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Group Violin

Group Violin

18+, Grades 3 - 4 - Tuesdays 18.45 - 19.30

21st April - 14th July (12 weeks, £156) Come and learn to play in a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere. You’ll receive outstanding tuition in small groups in a supportive and relaxed environment - an opportunity to explore the violin and have fun at the same time.

Tutor: Elena Sanchez

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Group Violin 2

Group Violin

18+, Grades 1 & 2 - Tuesdays 19.35 - 20.20

21st April - 14th July (12 weeks, £156) Come and learn to play in a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere. You’ll receive outstanding tuition in small groups in a supportive and relaxed environment - an opportunity to explore the violin and have fun at the same time.

Tutor: Elena Sanchez

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Group Violin 3

Group Violin

18+, Grade 5+ - Tuesdays 20.20 - 21.05

21st April - 14th July (12 weeks, £156) Come and learn to play in a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere. You’ll receive outstanding tuition in small groups in a supportive and relaxed environment - an opportunity to explore the violin and have fun at the same time.

Tutor: Elena Sanchez

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Group Flute

Flute Choir

18+, Grade 2+; Tuesdays 20.00 - 21.00

21st April - 14th July (10 weeks, £110) A group for flautists of all ages of Grade 2 or above. An opportunity to meet fellow flautists and play together as an ensemble in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Tutor: Sarah Desbruslias

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Womens Choir 2

Women's Choir

All Levels; Wednesdays 11.00 - 12.00

22nd April - 1st July (10 weeks, £60) Did you know it’s been scientifically proven that singing is good for your health? Come and test the theory and join our choir in singing a wide range of musical styles. All ages and all levels of experience are welcome, as our choral and operatic expert Robyn Sevastos will guide you through classical and contemporary choir music. Our Women’s Choir perform regularly at concerts at the Conservatoire and in the surrounding area, so all you need to get involved is enthusiasm!

Tutor: Robyn Sevastos

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Singers Unlimited

Singers Unlimited

60+ yrs; Wednesdays 12.45 - 13.45

22nd April - 1st July (10 weeks, £40) A masterclass for solo singers of retirement age providing a wonderful opportunity to build confidence and improve your performance in front of a group. Anything goes repertoire-wise, just bring along your song and sheet music if you wish to be accompanied. Participants perform regularly at concerts, events and in nursing homes.

Tutor: Robyn Sevastos

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Adule Ukulele 2

Adult Ukulele

16+ yrs, Thursdays 18.45 - 20.15

23rd April - 16th July (12 weeks, £150) Students learn basic chord progressions and different rhythms using a variety of great popular songs. You are also introduced to song structure and some basic music theory. The classes are great fun and offer a combination of playing and singing.

Tutor: Jay Hammond

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Adult Ukulele

Jazz Sounds

18+, Grade 5+; Saturdays 12.15 - 14.15

25 April – 11 July (no half term break) (12 weeks, £240) Jazz Sounds offers an opportunity to learn improvisation and ensemble playing in a variety of jazz styles in a friendly and informal class. The Saturday group, for intermediate players, is led alternate weeks by three highly regarded jazz tutors Ian East, Steve Waterman and Aaron Liddard giving students exposure to three different teaching styles and musical approaches.

Tutor: Ian East, Aaron Liddard, Steve Waterman

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