About our Music courses
Unleash your inner Hendrix, find your voice or finally write down that song. It is never too late to pick up an instrument or start singing. As they say, music feeds the soul.
This course is for anyone who would like to learn how to play guitar; no prior musical experience is necessary. Students will learn how to play simple melodies, starting with basic cords and progressing to different guitar styles such as finger picking, blues, jazz and classical. Materials Your acoustic guitar Note book (preferably one which has staff lines), Pen and pencil Learning Outcomes By the end of the course participants will have: gained an understanding of plectrum and... [More]
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This course paves the way to the exciting world of Jazz guitar. With knowledge of basic chords and an ability to play simple melodies, begin playing Jazz guitar easily. Learn the fundamental aspects of Jazz; Jazz chords, chord comping, Jazz soloing and Jazz licks. Unlike traditionally dry and confusing Jazz methods, this course provides an enjoyable step- by-step approach to learning to play Jazz guitar. Materials to bring Nylon or steel string guitar Pen and paper Course outline... [More]
It is never too late to learn how to play one of the world’s most beautiful instruments. Bring along your violin and start from the beginning. Learn about correct posture while playing, how to hold your instrument and how to play. Hone you aural skills, especially pitch. To gain the most from the class you should set aside a small amount of time every day to practice your new instrument. Participants must bring their own violin to the class. Please note: All courses need a minimum... [More]
This course is for those who have completed the beginners course, or already have a few tunes under their belt. Add some new chords to your collection, learn to improvise and hone your skills. Materials Your acoustic or electric guitar Note book (preferably one which has staff lines) Pen and pencil. Learning Outcomes gained an understanding of simple chord progressions in a variety of musical styles. Students will further their guitar playing ability by learning new songs with more... [More]
Learn the basics of modern singing technique through breathing and vocal exercises, group singing, solo singing and harmonies. Use your voice to its full capability by working on technical skills like breathing, pitching and harmonising. In this course your teacher will help you explore the physiological knowledge of your instrument and progress from basic music theory to a professional and confident presentation of your song. Course Covers: breathing, anchoring and control, tone... [More]
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This course is for those who have completed the beginner’s violin course, or already have experience. Materials Your violin and music stand Note book (preferably one which has staff lines) Pen or pencil Please note: All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email... [More]
This course is for those continuing from the beginner course and also for those who may already have basic notation, reading and piano skills (playing with two hands) or feel a bit rusty and wish to refresh their musical abilities. Materials Pen and Notepad LOCATION: The Australian Music School (AMS) is located on the grounds of Randwick Public School, near the corner of Frances and Avoca Streets. Enter via Frances Street, between Randwick Council and Randwick School Hall. Please... [More]
Specifically designed for adult beginners, this course teaches piano skills, music notation and rhythm training. Get those fingers going in a fun and unpressured environment with the latest in keyboard lab technology. All styles of music are experienced, from classical through to jazz and funk. Course fee includes printed music book (rrp$25). Materials Pen and Notepad LOCATION: The Australian Music School (AMS) is located on the grounds of Randwick Public School, near the corner of... [More]
Please note this course runs at 8pm on Thursday evenings. Details in our printed brochure are incorrect.
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Follow in the footsteps of musical legends such as Bob Dylan and Sonny Terry as you start playing simple blues riffs within the first 15 minutes of this dynamic course. Improvise and learn the “feel” of the harmonica, in a true blues style. For the final session, students leave the classroom to jam with a four piece blues band at The Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt. Materials 10 hole diatronic or blues harmonica in key of C Tony recomends the following harmonicas: Under $20 – Hohner... [More]
Pandeiro is the most common percussion instrument in Brazil, synonymous with the music and rhythms from everything Capoeira to Samba and everything in-between. Learn about the rich cultural history of this unique instrument as you are introduces to traditional and modern techniques for playing rhythms such as samba, capoeira and more. Panderios are supplied in class, but if you already have a panderio bring it along. Your tutor, Dan Allen, is professional percussionist who has a... [More]