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 - 20.00 & 20.15 - 21.00

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 players of recorders, flutes, oboes, strings, piano/harpsichord, viola da gamba, theorbo, lute and archlute. The classes are friendly and welcoming, and music is played and enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tutor: Hannah Ely

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Group Violin

Group Violin

18+, Beginners - Grade 1; Tuesdays 18.45 - 19.30 & 19.30 - 20.15

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

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

Women's Choir

All Levels; Wednesdays 11.00 - 12.00

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

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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Friday Voicws

Friday Voices

18+; Fridays 11.00 - 12.00

Love singing but think you can’t sing? Then Friday Voices if for you! The Conservatoire has an illustrious history of adult learning, music and choirs. We’re now launching a brand new daytime course called Friday Voices. Friday Voices is ideal for mums with school age children, retirees, University students and the self-employed wishing to engage their more creative side. Benefits of joining Friday Voices Singing improves mood, decreases stress, and helps with overall mental health and well-being. These effects are even more marked in a group setting Informal set up, friendly atmosphere, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the Tutor and the rest of the group A gentle introduction to music and singing You’ll be in the safe hands of experienced and versatile vocal expert Jenny Hughes Opportunity to socialise There will be opportunities for informal performances.

Tutor: Jenny Hughes

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Elliott Morris

Song Writing

16+; Thursdays 19.30 - 20.30

Award-winning song writers and musicians Lilli Unwin and Elliott Morris will lead on this course with students benefitting from their different styles and expertise. Not only is the course perfect for beginners or those wanting to develop their Song Writing Skills further, it is also ideal to support those studying for Music exams and degrees. During the course, students will use techniques to write and develop their own material with the opportunity to record a demo and share work at the end of term in an informal performance.

Tutor: Lilli Unwin & Elliott Morris

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Adule Ukulele 2

Adult Ukulele

16+; Thursdays 18.45 - 20.15

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+ / Grade 2+; Saturdays 12.15 - 14.15

Jazz Sounds offers an opportunity to learn improvisation and ensemble playing in a variety of jazz styles in a friendly and informal class. The earlier workshop, 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. The later class is aimed at less experienced musicians and is led by jazz guitarist Danilo Ricciardiello. 

Tutor: Ian East, Aaron Liddard, Steve Waterman

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