Music has multiple benefits for mental and physical health, as well as wonderful social benefits. We’ve got courses ranging from 2 hours to a whole week (check out Play Summer School and Orchestra Masterclass) We’ve got orchestras, choirs, and a wide range of ‘superstar’ instruments in focus. Many of them are on multiple days to suit your summer schedule. Pop in just once or regularly!

Roundabout

Play! Summer School for Young Musicians (6-10 yrs)

Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August, 09.30 - 15.30 each day (£320)

Spend a fun week with a team of enthusiastic professional musicians, developing your playing ability and confidence, having fun and making friends! Activities include musical games, instrument tasters, percussion workshops, and playing as an ensemble and in chamber groups. There will be a concert performance on the final day. Whether you are completely new to the Conservatoire, or a current student or a graduate of our popular Play! and Roundabout programmes, this summer school is perfect for you! If you are interested in being a Play! Musician this summer and would like to join the orchestra, check out our orchestra masterclass (scroll down). Please note that you will need to bring your own instrument to this course.

Tutor: Giulia Semerano, Manuel Arrellano Bover, Jade Bultitude & Joseph Thomas

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Make A Musical

Make A Musical! (8-14 yrs)

Monday 5th August - Friday 9th August, 09.30 - 15.30 each day (£320)

Come and join three West End actors for a 5-day musical theatre workshop learning songs and scenes from top West End & Broadway shows. You will work together with Adam, Mary Jean, and Connor, who have performed in hits like Les Misérables and Heathers The Musical. You will improve your vocal and singing technique, learn new improvisation and acting techniques, and best of all you will put on your own short compilation musical at the end of the five days! Better start warming up now! This course mixes a huge dollop of fun in with all the hard work – but please come prepared to act/sing/dance your socks off and give it your all! Please note that this course takes place offsite at a local venue in Blackheath, more information on booking. Our ‘Let’s Dance: Musical Theatre’ workshop is a great complement to this course – see page 21 for more details!

Tutor: Adam Boardman, Mary Jean Caldwell & Connor Jones

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Uke

Uke & You! (3-5 yrs)

Monday 29th August, 10.00 - 12.00 (£24)

Have you ever picked up a ukulele? Come to the Conservatoire to get started on the right note! Join us on this fun-filled introduction to the instrument, perfect for young musicians who are just starting their musical journey. In this two-hour course you will learn to play your first song and have fun making music with others. Young participants will learn the basics of this beginner-friendly instrument, under the guidance of our fantastic tutors. All levels are welcome! You can bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours for the session. Come along to find out what’s in store for uke and you!

Tutor: Russell Harris

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Pop Choir

Pop Choir (7-14 yrs)

Tuesday 30th July, 14.30 – 16.00 / Friday 9th August, 13.30 – 15.00 / Tuesday 13th August, 14.30 – 18.00 / Tuesday 20th August, 13.30 – 15.00

In this fun and relaxed Pop Choir, you will learn contemporary songs from pop, to soul, to jazz, to R’n’B. During a 2 hour lesson we will start with a vocal warm up before learning a song - and the group can help choose it! This is the perfect setting for beginner singers to develop their confidence and voice. You will improve your vocal technique and placement, blending your voice with the rest of the choir and developing your musical ear with the learning of harmonies and with an accompaniment. Joining a choir is a great way to meet other like minded singers and musicians and to discover a way of making music together. This course takes place over four weeks, with one session a week. You should book into each session you plan to come to. Make your own Music Video! the next day will craft a video for your composition so it doing both will be a perfect combination!

Tutor: Carla Jourdan

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Join A Band!

Join A Band! (9-16 yrs)

Tuesday 30th July, 10.30 - 12.30 (£24)

Are you a young drummer, pianist or singer? Ever dreamt of joining a band? Now is your time to shine! Come and learn to play your favourite pop songs as part of a band this half-term. Taught by practicing musicians, you will learn how to collaborate, jam and most importantly have fun with your music! Let’s rock! Perhaps we’ll sing the blues, or have a jam to ‘Yellow Submarine’… This course is open to young pianists, singers, and drummers/percussionists. We have limited space available for each instrument, so please get in touch ASAP to secure your spot.

Tutor: Oran Cooch & Carla Jourdan

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Uke

Uke & You! (5-7 yrs)

Wednesday 31st July, 13.00 - 15.00 (£24)

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Tutor: Thomas Walsh

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Brilliant Brass

Brilliant Brass (6-12 yrs)

Thursday 1st August, 10.00 - 12.00 (£24)

In this introduction to brass course, we’ll meet all the different instruments in the brass family, their origins and how they have been used and changed over time. We’ll go from buzzing like a swarm of bees to making a royal fanfare fit for Kings and Queens! You will have the chance to play a mixture of brass instruments and see how they differ in how we play them and the sounds they make. This class offers you the chance to test out brass instruments in a friendly environment with an experienced tutor and see if you’d like to continue your musical journey on brass through the Roundabout and Play! programmes, or with individual tuition. If you have your own instrument, feel free to bring it along but, if not, you can use one of ours for the class. As full-size brass instruments can be harsh on children's lips and teeth, we will be using pTrumpets and pBuzzes, which are excellent and safe versions of the Brass family. Please ask us if you have any questions about this. This class is suitable for Brass beginners

Tutor: TBC

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Play! Orchestra

Play! Orchestra Masterclass for Young Musicians (6-10 yrs)

Saturday 3rd August, 10.00 - 16.00 (£64)

Join the Orchestra this Saturday! Experience the empowering feeling of making music as a group, developing your performing and playing skills through orchestral rehearsals, performances side by side with the teachers and creative music making. If you are continuing on from this week's Summer School for Young Musicians, you will be able apply and develop all the abilities acquired during the course! Or join us for this masterclass day only, if you have some previous experience playing a musical instrument. There will be a small sharing at the end of the day.

Tutor: Giulia Semerano, Manuel Arrellano Bover & Jade Bultitude

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Get Going On The Guitar

Get Going on the Guitar! (6-10 yrs)

Monday 5th August, 13.00 - 16.00 (£38)

Are you a keen young musician who loves the guitar? Come and join us for this fun halfday course where you will learn all about this wonderful instrument while learning and playing some songs. Explore the instrument and express yourself under the guidance of our enthusiastic tutors. We welcome young guitarists of minimal experience all the way up to grade 3 level. Guitars can be borrowed for the session free of charge, and there will be a short sharing at the end of the workshop.

Tutor: Marek Tymkow & Dimitrios Ntontis

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The Teen Piano Workshop

The Teen Piano Workshop (Grades 5+) (11-17 yrs)

Monday 5th August, 10.00 - 12.30 (£24)

Do you love to play the piano? Then this course might be perfect for you! This 2.5 hour long workshop is a great opportunity for students to play in an informal setting and receive some feedback from our expert tutor. Perhaps you are preparing for an exam or a competition? Come along to try out your pieces on others! This course is designed for those who are at an intermediate or an advanced level on the piano, approximately grade 5 an above. Gather some feedback and increase your confidence! Participants should bring a maximum of two pieces per student. Please feel free to bring pieces that aren’t necessarily fully learnt e.g. one or two pages. Like the sound of this course but can’t make the date? You are in luck – we are running at again on the 14th August, scroll down for more details.

Tutor: Phillip Leslie

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Beatmaking Songwriting

Beatmaking & Songwriting (8-12 yrs)

Tuesday 6th August, 09.30 - 15.30 (£64)

Ever wondered how your favourite songs are written and produced in the studio? In this special summer edition of this popular course, together we will create a beat from scratch, experimenting with different instruments, and sounds from one computer and a midi keyboard. We will create our own rap/song lyrics as a team and even record your vocals together in our pop-up music studio! Watch your idea grow into a finished song. Bring any instruments you play, and we may incorporate them. Our goal is to complete one finished track and upload it to YouTube to amaze your friends and family. No prior musical knowledge needed, just come and find out how creative you can be! Interested in Beatmaking but can’t make this date? We are also running this workshop on the 21st August, and on the 20th August for ages 12-16 – see page 19 for more details!

Tutor: Annalise Morley & Joseph Thomas

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Uke

Uke & You! (3-5 yrs)

Tuesday 6th August, 10.00 - 12.00 (£24)

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Tutor: Russell Harris

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Flutey Tooties

Flutey Tooties (4-5 yrs)

Wednesday 7th August, 10.00 - 12.00 (£24)

Explore the sound of the flute and other instruments in this fun filled musical adventure. What are woodwind instruments? What did they look like a long time ago? How do they sound? We will learn all this and more through musical games, storytelling and adventure. Listen and dance to music, become immersed in a musical story and find out all about the wonderful woodwind family. During the session we will get to try some woodwind instruments and even make our very own pan flute and reed to take home!

Tutor: Victoria Heath

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Fantastic Flutes and How to Play Them

Fantastic Flutes and How to Play Them (6-9 yrs)

Wednesday 7th August, 13.00 - 15.00 (£24)

In this flute course, you will learn all about the instrument, meeting different flutes from around the world and even get to try out your very own flute skills! Our experienced tutor will guide you through aspects of rhythm and musicality through a variety of games, using the f lute head joint to ground you in the basics of the instrument. Within the class you will learn a variety of sounds, three different notes, and write our own short piece of music. This class gives you the opportunity to try out the flute to see if you would like to take your learning with the instrument further and offers a basis from which you would be able to progress to our term time Play! Flute programme. If you have your own instrument, feel free to bring it along but, if not, you can use one of ours for the class. Are you a bit older than this course, or more advanced on a woodwind instrument? Then check out our Wonderful Woodwind course (scroll down)

Tutor: Victoria Heath

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Thula Mama

Thula Mama (Bumps to crawling)

Thursday 8th August 10.00 – 11.00 / Monday 12th August 12.30 – 13.30 / Thursday 15th August 10.00 – 11.00 / Monday 19th August 10.00 – 11.00 (£14 per session)

We are delighted to have Thula Mama return to the Conservatoire this summer! You are welcome to book on to two, three, or all of these sessions. It is the perfect introduction to music at the Conservatoire, and a wonderful way to get out of the house with tiny ones! Thula Mama is a harmony singing group especially designed for babies and their parents, carers and parents-tobe. Sing lullabies and play-songs in beautiful a cappella harmony. Enjoy the benefits of singing with your baby in a group and learn a unique collection of soothing and inspiring songs from around the world. This is the perfect class to relax and for your baby to grow into music right from the very start, as they experience the nurturing comfort of your voice. No previous singing experience is necessary – just bring yourself and your little one! This class is suitable for pregnant mothersto-be, newborn babies and up until they are crawling. Why not retire to the Arts Kitchen café afterwards to continue catching up over a coffee and pastry?

Tutor: Esther Trewinnard

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Uke

Uke & You! (5-7 yrs)

Thursday 8th August, 13.00 - 15.00 (£24)

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Tutor: Thomas Walsh

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Wonderful Woodwind

Wonderful Woodwind (7-15 yrs)

Tuesday 13th August, 10.00 - 13.00 (£38)

This is an opportunity to play your woodwind instrument in a fun and relaxed group setting. Delve into the sounds of your instrument, including different tones and extended techniques. We will be playing some well known tunes and also creating one of our own pieces during this exciting workshop. We will also incorporate games and exercises into then session to practice collaboration and group exploration. Please bring along your instrument(s) and let us know instrument and standard ahead of time. This course is open to woodwind players between grades 1 and 5.

Tutor: Victoria Heath

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Uke

Uke & You! (3-5 yrs)

Wednesday 14th August, 10.00 - 12.00 (£24)

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Tutor: Thomas Walsh

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The Teen Piano Workshop

The Teen Piano Workshop (Grades 5+) (11-17 yrs)

Wednesday 14th August, 14.00 - 16.30 (£24)

Do you love to play the piano? Then this course might be perfect for you! This 2.5 hour long workshop is a great opportunity for students to play in an informal setting and receive some feedback from our expert tutor. Perhaps you are preparing for an exam or a competition? Come along to try out your pieces on others! This course is designed for those who are at an intermediate or an advanced level on the piano, approximately grade 5 and above. Gather some feedback and increase your confidence! Participants should bring a maximum of two pieces per student. Please feel free to bring pieces that aren’t necessarily fully learnt e.g. one or two pages.

Tutor: Phillip Leslie

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Krazy Keyboards Super Synths

Krazy Keyboards & Super Synths (8-14 yrs)

Friday 16th August, 10.30 - 12.30 (£24)

Attention all pianists! Introducing the ultimate music creation tool – our keyboard and synth course. Come create sounds and learn your favourite song, learning how to create any type of music you want on keyboard – from jazz and pop, to RnB, to electronic and film music. With expert instruction from an experienced teacher combined with the opportunity to collaborate with other musicians, our program is the perfect way to discover a whole new layer to playing keyboard. We will cover a wide range of topics including sound programming and arranging, as well as ensemble playing and learning songs together. Don’t miss out on the incredible opportunity to enhance your keyboard skills and have a blast this summer

Tutor: Carla Jourdan

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Uke

Uke & You! (3-5 yrs)

Friday 16th August, 13.00 - 15.00 (£24)

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Tutor: Thomas Walsh

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Uke

Uke & You! (5-7 yrs)

Monday 19th August, 13.00 - 15.00 (£24)

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Tutor: Thomas Walsh

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Beatmaking Songwriting

Beatmaking & Songwriting (12-16 yrs)

Tuesday 20th August, 09.30 - 15.30 (£64)

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Tutor: Annalise Morley & Joseph Thomas

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Beatmaking Songwriting

Beatmaking & Songwriting (8-12 yrs)

Wednesday 21st August, 09.30 - 15.30 (£64)

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Tutor: Annalise Morley & Joseph Thomas

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Uke

Uke & You! (3-5 yrs)

Thursday 22nd August, 10.00 - 12.00 (£24)

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Tutor: Thomas Walsh

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