All courses have been cancelled or moved online.
Go to our Lockdown 3 article to see a complete list of our courses and whether they are cancelled or continuing online.
In line with the national lockdown, the Conservatoire is moving its classes online where it is possible to do so. We plan to maintain online classes until February half term, at which time we will review in line with government guidance and restrictions.
We believe the high quality of many classes can still be upheld within an online format. Having already delivered many of our classes online during this difficult period, our tutors have shown that they are able to provide fantastic, focused tuition in this environment.
We recognise that some courses do not translate well online, and to maintain quality we have taken the difficult decision to pause or cancel some courses. We very much look forward to the time when we can welcome all our students back into the building. Below is a list of our courses and what's happening with them.
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 POSTPONED
16+ yrs, Grade 6 +; Tuesdays 19.15 - 20.15; Wednesdays 20.00 - 21.00
5th January - 31st March (12 weeks, £204) 5th January - 31st March (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 WrannEnrol Now Find out more
Jazz Sounds CANCELLED
18+, Grade 5+; Saturdays 12.15 - 14.15
9th January - 27th March (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 WatermanEnrol Now Find out more
Group Violin (Grades 1-2) POSTPONED
Tuesday 19.35 - 20.20
5th January - 30th March (12 weeks, £156) Come and learn to play in a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere. You will 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. If you would like to learn Violin but are not yet Grade 1 level, please contact our tuition team to arrange individual tuition.
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