Music Performance - Music and Singing Courses

Instrumental Courses

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Performing Arts

All our Music Performance courses are available for adults aged 19 on 31 August 2018 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 at WMC-The Camden College, London

Acoustic Guitar (Beginners)

On this course you will be introduced to acoustic guitar music skills building on your ability to play basic rudiments and techniques. You will learn fingerpicking technique, basic grooves by drumming the guitar, alternative tunings from the standard one and to play simple tunes in a contemporary acoustic style. You will be introduced to basic compositional process in order to create your own tunes. During the course you will discuss and analyse acoustic guitar music players in order to introduce you to the wide acoustic guitar styles.

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.

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 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 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 (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.

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.

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.

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.

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. This course requires pre assessment, please email: enrol@wmcollege.ac.uk to arrange an interview. Interviews may take place in person or by phone.

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.

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! 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 and at 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 past 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)

At this stage, singing is a matter of confidence, versatility and control. In this course you will refine your skills; you are expected to know the basics of singing (e.g. posture, breathing, warm-up technique and S.O.V.T., vibrato, etc.) Singers will be guided to a healthy vocal routine, technique and tips to enhance their singing style through a variety of exercises. We will explore the technical side of singing and sing songs from different styles such as Pop, Rock, Blues and Folk and at an appropriate level to learn. Singers are expected to be able to sing and deliver good performance at grade 5 level. In this class you are expected to learn songs in group and then sing them on your own and in group. This course requires strong previous experience. You can access it by attending Singing Beginners first and then one of the other courses (e.g. Introduction to Pop & Rock, Introduction to Musical Theatre, Introduction to Jazz Singing and Singing: Find Your Own Voice). The course is based on technique, theory, group discussion, group practice and group singing and it follows the up-to-date knowledge in physiology and vocal pedagogy.

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.