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[W] Weekly courses     [S] Saturday workshops  

[8+] or [13+] means courses are suitable for ages 8 or 13 upwards when accompanied by a paying, participating adult.

[16+] means courses are suitable for ages 16 upwards, with written parental consent. All other courses are for adults over the age of eighteen.


Anyone Can Sing [W]
Wednesdays 18.30-19.30
18 Sept (12 wks), £48
15 Jan (10 wks), £40
22 Apr (11 wks), £44
Tutor: Laura Overend

“I came to this class because I sang in a choir at school. I wanted to join my church choir and needed a little bit of confidence to volunteer. I am part of that choir now.”

Have you ever been told that you can’t sing? Would you like to sing more often, but lack confidence? Well, we believe you can! Our weekly class eases you into singing, whatever your experience. Laura will build your confidence with fun physical and vocal warm ups to ensure you are singing healthily and productively, and different types of music sung in unison, call and response, and harmony. The songs are in English and other languages and you don’t need to be able to read music. Laura is a Personal Performance Coach, trained in leading community singing groups. She’s passionate about sharing the joys of singing together and creates a welcoming, sociable class where you can make friends and discover your voice.


Acoustic Guitar for Beginners [W] [16+]
Tuesdays 18.45-19.30
24 Sept (10 wks), £84
14 Jan (10 wks), £84
21 Apr (5 wks), £42
Tutor: John Somescales

Let experienced guitarist and performer, John Somerscales, introduce you to this versatile instrument in a small group, limited to six students for individual attention. Please bring your own acoustic guitar; it is not necessary to be able to read music. You can attend any combination of the terms depending on your experience.

Term 1, you will look at chord shapes, learn to read the guitar tablature system to play simple melodies and strumming and fingerstyle techniques.
Term 2 is for you if you have already attended Term 1 or you can already play the chords of G, D, C, A, Am, Em, Dm and are able to play simple single note melodies written in tab. You will expand your range of chord shapes, simple melodies, strumming and finger-style techniques.
Term 3 is for improving beginners, or those who have already attended terms 1 and 2, and takes your practice deeper.