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Guitar Classical Orchestra (Mixed Level)

Course Description

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.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

Previous musical performing experience is necessary. A desire to perform and play music together is essential, as well as a commitment to attend classes and practice the exercises you are set. It is desirable, but not essential to be able to read music before the start of the course. You will also be expected to complete an Individual Learning Plan to help support your progress. If an individuals confidence level is not appropriate for the ensemble, we reserve the right to direct you to another appropriate course.

Course Content

At the end of the course, learners will be able to play simple ensemble guitar pieces together, guided by a conductor. You will learn to play new scales and technical exercises, including arpeggios. 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, group exercises and peer assessment, listening and analysis, demonstration and discussion, use of supporting online materials, individual practice, use of ILT and continuous assessment. There is no homework associated with the sessions but please do discuss extension activities with your tutor.

Independent Learning

You will be expected to work independently to develop your practical music making skills. The focus should be on instrumental practice but should also include developing your understanding of music theory.


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

Upon successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to accredited courses at Level 1 or perform in other ensembles or instrumental tuition classes at WMC.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat, phone on 020 7255 4700 or email

Additional Learning Support

This course is not eligible for Additional Learning Support (ALS), however teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs.??Reasonable adjustments including assistive equipment and also access support can be made available through our Disability Officer.? Digital learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.?

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for some course fees. You may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572