Music Performance - Music and Singing Courses

Instrumental Courses

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All our Music Performance courses are available for adults aged 19 on 31 August 2017 and over only.

 

Please click on the Music Performance course title in blue for more information and how to enrol.

Daytime & Evening Music Performance Courses

Drum Kit 1 (Beginners)

On this course you will be introduced to playing the drum kit, stick techniques including single and double stroke rolls, and paradiddles. You will learn to play key beats for pop, rock, reggae and
jazz. If you want to play drums in a group then this is the course for you.

Drum Kit 3 (Advanced)

On this course you will develop techniques and methods learned on the Drum Kit Intermediate courses.

A variety of musical techniques will be explored. Teaching content may include the work of Gary Chaffee, Jim Blackley, David Garibaldi, John Riley, and Gary Chester or others with the emphasis on the ability to play musically and fluently in a variety of styles. During the course you will develop high level of stick skills.

Classical Guitar 1 (Beginners)

On this course you will be introduced to the fundamentals of classical guitar technique. You will learn basic technical elements, simple classical guitar pieces and the music theory fundamentals.
You will also play simple classical guitar pieces in ensemble.

Guitar Classical Orchestra 2 (Intermediate/Advanced)  

On this course you will learn how to play in ensemble, guided by a conductor. You will improve your technical background learning new scales and arpeggios. You will learn extended techniques such as percussion on guitar and play simple classical pieces to enjoy together. You will also improve your rhythmic skills and musical theory knowledge as well.

Guitar: Blues Country and Jazz, Beginners  

Blues, country and jazz are the roots of modern pop and rock music. On this course you will learn how to play basic chords, strumming techniques and riffs as well as some basic scales for use in soloing. You will learn how to play through the chords of a song and play in time with other musicians. The basics of music theory will be introduced.

Guitar: Blues Country and Jazz, Beginners  

Blues, country and jazz are the roots of modern pop and rock music. On this course you will learn how to play basic chords, strumming techniques and riffs as well as some basic scales for use in soloing. You will learn how to play through the chords of a song and play in time with other musicians. The basics of music theory will be introduced.

Rock Guitar 1 (Beginners)  

On this course you will be introduced to rock guitar music skills building on your ability to play basic rudiments and techniques. You will learn technical exercises, scales, chords and to play example of rock chord progression and riffs. You will also learn how to improvise easy guitar solos.

During the course you will discuss and analyse rock guitar player’s performances in order to introduce you to the wide rock guitar panorama.

Jazz Singing 1 (Beginners)  

For the first time Jazz Singing is part of our curriculum at WMC.

Jazz gave birth to a totally new concept of voice being used as an instrument in which singers can express themselves by scatting around. This genre made famous some of the finest singers ever, from Frank Sinatra to Bobby McFerrin, from Billie Holyday to Rachelle Ferrell and on this course you will discover more about their vocal abilities.

Singers will be guided to a healthy vocal routine, technique and tips to enhance their singing through a variety of exercises. We will explore songs and vocal improvisation and hot to get ready to perform in group and on your own. Jazz is fun, classy and rough, elegant and crazy, tender and harsh. And simply the perfect mix for singing. A great course to challenge yourself and bring your singing to a totally different place.

Singing – Find Your Own Voice 1 (Mixed Level) 

If you like singing and want to explore performance, this is the course for you. You will be guided through a healthy vocal routine, and learn techniques and tips to enhance your singing through a variety of exercises.

We will sing songs from different styles such as Pop, Rock, Blues, Art Song, Folk, Soul, and Jazz to find the genre that suits your voice. Get ready to perform in class as part of  a group or solo.

This course requires a little previous experience and it focuses on techniques. You need to be willing to learn from practising, discussing, reading,  listening to others and performing.

Singing 1 (Beginners)  

Have you ever thought about your voice as a unique feature of your own body? Well, it is so very unique, that’s why singing is so magical!

If you have always wanted to learn how to sing but you didn’t have time or you didn’t dare to do it because you think you cannot, that means that this is the right course for you.

Learners will be guided to a healthy vocal routine, technique and tips to enhance their singing through a variety of exercises. We will explore and sing songs from different styles such as Pop, Rock, Blues and Folk to an appropriate level to learn the basics of singing. In this friendly class you are expected to sing in group and there will be no pressure to sing on your own.

This course requires NO previous experience and even those who have studied singing in the 9past can use this course to refresh their knowledge and keep it up-to-date with the current physiology knowledge.

The course is based on technique, theory, group discussion, group practice and group singing. Get a glimpse of that beautiful, amazing, thrilling and exciting world of singing!

Singing 2 (Intermediate/Advanced)   

This course is for more experienced singers who have completed Singing Beginners 1 and 2. You will step up and consolidate your vocal skills, build up your confidence and develop your performance abilities.

Classes will include learning technical skills and repertoire in order to improve your understanding of your voice, strengths and weaknesses. You will improve your musicianship and creativity through fun improvisation activities plus cover warm-up techniques, breathing exercises, microphone techniques, use of phrasing and expression, in a workshop situation with an emphasis on performance.

Singing Musical Theatre 1 (Beginners)    

New this year, Musical Theatre lands at WMC offering an opportunity to join in the passionate, fun, up-lifting and magical style of Musical Theatre. This is the World of Cats, Hair, Top Hat, and Wicked, Singing in the Rain, Matilda, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, The Wizard of Oz, The Lion King, Little Shop of Horrors, A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, Evita, West Side Story, Cabaret and many more.

Through exercises, singers will be guided through a healthy vocal routine, techniques and tips to enhance their singing. You will be singing and performing in a group and have the opportunity for singing solo parts as well.

Singing Pop and Rock 1 (Beginners)     

This course is tailored for those who love rock, pop and soul music. You will explore the relevant techniques and repertoires through fun, creative improvisation activities and work towards solo performance.

This course will cover warm-up techniques, breathing exercises, microphone techniques and the use of rhythm, phrasing and expression. You will learn how to practice in order to improve your performance stamina, your intonation and your sense of style.

Jazz Band – Instrumental (Intermediate/Advanced)    

On this course you will join a band to learn a repertoire of jazz songs, with a view to honing your skills and working towards performing for audiences at WMC and beyond.

Popular Music Performance 2 (Intermediate)     

If you are a musician or singer who wants to learn how to perform pop music in a group, this course is for you. You will be introduced to the knowledge and skills you will need to perform in a pop group.
You will develop rehearsal and performance skills and learn about the language and etiquette of performance. You will be guided in developing a practical understanding of musicianship and performance. You will learn about the musical roles within an ensemble, and will also develop solo performance skills. Musical techniques will be developed as well the language of musical performance.

Drum Kit 2 (Intermediate)    

On this course you will be introduced to playing the drum kit, stick techniques including single and double stroke rolls, and paradiddles. You will learn to play key beats for pop, rock, reggae and jazz. If you want to play drums in a group then this is the course for you.

Guitar: Blues, Country and Jazz, Intermediate 1    

When you want to expand your guitar playing beyond the beginner stage this course is for you. You will learn songs that are a little more complex in their chord sequences, use of barre chords, country flatpicking, blues licks and have an introduction to jazz chords, learning to play a jazz standard. We will begin to explore the fascinating world of how chords fit together to reach an understanding of the basis of all music theory.

Guitar: Blues, Country and Jazz, Intermediate 2   

On this course you will explore the use of jazz chord shapes and inversions in the context of playing from chord charts as well as developing your blues and country-style rhythm and lead playing. There is further study of harmonised scales, modes and altered chords, towards an understanding of where chords come from and why they are as they are.

Latin Percussion (Beginner/Intermediate)   

On this course you will learn drumming techniques and rhythms from Cuba, Latin America and the African diaspora; Rumba, Salsa, Bantu, Arara, and Yoruba rhythms may be included. You will also learn to apply some of the rhythms to popular music.

You will learn hand drumming techniques on congas and have the opportunity to gain experience with other instruments such as timbale, bata and bongo