Blues Ensemble (Mixed Level)

Course Description

If you sing or play an instrument, come and join the blues ensemble at WMC. It will give you the opportunity to interact with other musicians and prepare you for public performance. Playing in the ensemble will help further your knowledge of a wide range of musical styles such as rock that have their roots in blues music. ?I woke up this morning? will never mean the same again!

Location: Camden

Course Content

The course will focus upon group rehearsal and performance skills. You will also be supported in developing your instrumental skills such as rhythmic, harmonic and melodic interpretation.

This will be achieved by performing a series of blues songs from classic performers such as Howling Wolf and Chuck Berry among a wide range of others. You will also be encouraged to improvise and develop your ability to interpret the blues.

Please note: although you will be introduced to all the above over a single term (10-weeks), the course is developmental over the whole year. If you sign up for the full three terms (courses A, B and C) at the start of the academic year e.g. August / September you will be entitled to the ?early bird? discount.

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will learn through Practical activities, Peer assessment, Listening and analysis, Demonstration and discussion, Use of supporting online materials (Google Classroom / OneDrive), Individual practice, Use of ILT (computers), Continuous assessment

Independent Learning

You will be expected to work independently to develop your practical music making skills. The focus should be on instrumental practice but may also include researching material to perform and even developing your own songs.


You will be continually assessed through your practical activities and will receive feedback in a variety of ways e.g. peer assessment, verbal and written feedback from your teacher.

Qualification you will achieve

This is a non-accredited course but a certificate of completion can be provided by the College on request.

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

Although WM College can provide some instruments, it is recommended that guitarists, bass players and wind players bring their own instruments and accessories e.g. leads, tuners, spare strings, etc.

The College provides financial support for course fees, which is based on an eligibility criteria. For more information, please contact a member of the Learner Services team at the main reception.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572