WEA music courses - music to your ears!

If you鈥檝e ever wondered about the origins of music, how it came to be, where it came from and how it's shaped different cultures, then why not immerse yourself in one of our music courses.  

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Depending on the music course you choose, you could be learning a new set of 台湾swag, uncovering a new genre that you never knew about before, or simply gaining a greater appreciation for the work and the artist who created it. The possibilities are endless with a WEA course.

You'll travel through different musical eras, discovering the different genres, composers and historic backgrounds that helped shape music as we know it today. By broadening your musical horizons you鈥檒l learn how to interpret music, improving your critical thinking and analytical 台湾swag.  

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Whether you prefer online learning from the comfort of your own home, or you want to attend an in-person class in your local community, we have a huge amount of flexibility to suit how you learn best. This means that you can pick the environment that鈥檚 right for you, giving you that piece of mind that you can learn in a place that you feel comfortable with. 

The support you鈥檒l receive on our music courses 

Our online and in-person courses are taught by talented tutors who are experienced in all things music and will help support you to learn about all aspects of music history. They'll help you develop an understanding that goes beyond just what's on the surface. Whether you want to learn to sing, play an instrument or be immersed in the music of different cultures, we've got the course for you. 

Our learning experience is one of the things that sets us apart, with many of our learners going on to achieve incredible things. You鈥檒l learn at a pace that鈥檚 comfortable for you too, with a friendly supportive tutor on hand to answer any questions you might have. 

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Music Appreciation: Introduction to Opera

Opera is often seen as an exotic and irrational art form, with some strange practices such as a woman playing the part of a man. By examining how opera has developed from its origins around 1600, this course explains how opera has responded to changes in society and the differing tastes of different countries in Europe. This course is for anyone whether you enjoy opera or are simply curios to know more.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 19/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
The Ambrose Allen Centre (Tadley)
2 Franklin Avenue
Tadley
RG26 4ET
Tutor:
Robin John
Course code:
Q00010144
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢25.20

Music Appreciation: Major and Minor Composers

In this course you will listen to, explore and enjoy a wide range of classical music from its earliest eras through to the present day by well-known and more marginal composers. In doing so you will engage with several individual works in different forms in each session thinking about the circumstances of and reasons behind their creation, and the particulars of the sonic landscape they offer through ideas such as genre, style, technique and arrangement, this will set the musical piece in context and also dive into the way the piece was constructed. To complement this we will also pay attention to the life and background of each different composer and how their approach to composition contributes to a distinctive oeuvre. You will also listen to examples of music from other genres such as jazz, film music, contemporary/neo/post-classical, ambient and electronic music.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 28/06/2024
Times:
9:45am - 11:45am
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Simon Haworth
Course code:
Q00013312
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢74.00

Music Making: Improve your Piano/Keyboard 台湾swag: Advanced

Continue to develop your piano/keyboard 台湾swag as part of a supportive online group. This course covers a selection of more challenging piano pieces in a range of styles. Pieces will be learnt from sheet music, which can either be printed at home or accessed on your own digital tablet. Whilst learning the piano piece you will also study different performance directions. Please note: this is an advanced level course and participants must have experience of playing a piano or keyboard from sheet music in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 12/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00014554
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢88.80

Music Appreciation: Through Drumming

This course will be delivered through a combination of hands-on drumming sessions, interactive workshops, guided listening sessions, cultural explorations, and performances. Participants will have access to a variety of drums and instruments for hands-on learning and practice. Learners will explore the rich diversity of musical traditions and cultures through drumming develop foundational rhythmic 台湾swag and techniques on various percussion instruments.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
The Eagle Building (Sunderland)
201 High Street East, Sunderla
Sunderland
SR1 2AX
Tutor:
Mark Barfoot
Course code:
Q00014530
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢92.40

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12 months
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Music Appreciation: Shakespeare and Verdi

Verdi dominated Italian opera in the 19C with a series of highly dramatic works. He was an avid reader of literature and the great playwrights; most of his operas are derived from their works. His favourite writer was Shakespeare and he took great pride in his operatic settings of Macbeth, Othello and Falstaff. If you are a lover of Shakespeare, then you will learn how an operatic setting with its dramatic music and singing can provide an enhanced experience of these great dramas.

Course Information

Dates:
Sat 11/05/2024 -
Sat 11/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
The Bradbury Community Centre (Wokingham
Rose Street
Rose Street
Wokingham
RG40 1XS
Tutor:
Robin John
Course code:
Q00013789
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢36.00

Music Making: Advanced Songwriting

Express your musical creativity and develop your songwriting 台湾swag in a supportive online group. This course will explore how to put together multi-track songs using recording software. Learners can choose to use their own recording software, or create an account for SoundTrap, a free online recording platform. During the course we will also analyse different song genres and learn to identify different instrument parts within an existing song. Please note: This is an advanced level course and requires existing 台湾swag in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00015242
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢59.20



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Music Making: Choral Singing: Advanced

Explore choral singing as part of a welcoming and supportive group based at Nottingham Women's Centre! This women-only course covers choral arrangements of popular songs with empowering lyrics. Learn to take part in group singing and work as a team to prepare a set list of empowering songs which will then be performed live. Songs will be learnt by ear, from a copy of the lyrics. Please note: This is an advanced level course, so singing experience is required in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
5:45pm - 7:45pm
Duration:
13 sessions
Location:
Nottingham Womens Centre (NOTTINGHAM)
30 Chaucer Street
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 5LP
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00014464
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to 拢109.20

Music Making: Choral Singing: Advanced

Explore choral singing as part of a welcoming and supportive group based at Nottingham Women's Centre! This women-only course covers choral arrangements of popular songs with empowering lyrics. Learn to take part in group singing and work as a team to prepare a set list of empowering songs which will then be performed live. Songs will be learnt by ear, from a copy of the lyrics. Please note: This is an advanced level course, so singing experience is required in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
5:45pm - 7:45pm
Duration:
13 sessions
Location:
Nottingham Womens Centre (NOTTINGHAM)
30 Chaucer Street
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 5LP
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00014464
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to 拢109.20

Music Making: Choral Singing: Advanced

Explore choral singing as part of a welcoming and supportive group based at Nottingham Women's Centre! This women-only course covers choral arrangements of popular songs with empowering lyrics. Learn to take part in group singing and work as a team to prepare a set list of empowering songs which will then be performed live. Songs will be learnt by ear, from a copy of the lyrics. Please note: This is an advanced level course, so singing experience is required in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
5:45pm - 7:45pm
Duration:
13 sessions
Location:
Nottingham Womens Centre (NOTTINGHAM)
30 Chaucer Street
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 5LP
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00014464
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to 拢109.20

Music Making: Choral Singing: Advanced

Explore choral singing as part of a welcoming and supportive group based at Nottingham Women's Centre! This women-only course covers choral arrangements of popular songs with empowering lyrics. Learn to take part in group singing and work as a team to prepare a set list of empowering songs which will then be performed live. Songs will be learnt by ear, from a copy of the lyrics. Please note: This is an advanced level course, so singing experience is required in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
5:45pm - 7:45pm
Duration:
13 sessions
Location:
Nottingham Womens Centre (NOTTINGHAM)
30 Chaucer Street
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 5LP
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00014464
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to 拢109.20

Music Making: Choral Singing: Advanced

Explore choral singing as part of a welcoming and supportive group based at Nottingham Women's Centre! This women-only course covers choral arrangements of popular songs with empowering lyrics. Learn to take part in group singing and work as a team to prepare a set list of empowering songs which will then be performed live. Songs will be learnt by ear, from a copy of the lyrics. Please note: This is an advanced level course, so singing experience is required in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
5:45pm - 7:45pm
Duration:
13 sessions
Location:
Nottingham Womens Centre (NOTTINGHAM)
30 Chaucer Street
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 5LP
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00014464
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to 拢109.20

Music Making: Choral Singing: Advanced

Explore choral singing as part of a welcoming and supportive group based at Nottingham Women's Centre! This women-only course covers choral arrangements of popular songs with empowering lyrics. Learn to take part in group singing and work as a team to prepare a set list of empowering songs which will then be performed live. Songs will be learnt by ear, from a copy of the lyrics. Please note: This is an advanced level course, so singing experience is required in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
5:45pm - 7:45pm
Duration:
13 sessions
Location:
Nottingham Womens Centre (NOTTINGHAM)
30 Chaucer Street
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 5LP
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00014464
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to 拢109.20

Music Making: Choral Singing: Advanced

Explore choral singing as part of a welcoming and supportive group based at Nottingham Women's Centre! This women-only course covers choral arrangements of popular songs with empowering lyrics. Learn to take part in group singing and work as a team to prepare a set list of empowering songs which will then be performed live. Songs will be learnt by ear, from a copy of the lyrics. Please note: This is an advanced level course, so singing experience is required in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
5:45pm - 7:45pm
Duration:
13 sessions
Location:
Nottingham Womens Centre (NOTTINGHAM)
30 Chaucer Street
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 5LP
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00014464
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to 拢109.20

Music Making: Choral Singing: Advanced

Explore choral singing as part of a welcoming and supportive group based at Nottingham Women's Centre! This women-only course covers choral arrangements of popular songs with empowering lyrics. Learn to take part in group singing and work as a team to prepare a set list of empowering songs which will then be performed live. Songs will be learnt by ear, from a copy of the lyrics. Please note: This is an advanced level course, so singing experience is required in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
5:45pm - 7:45pm
Duration:
13 sessions
Location:
Nottingham Womens Centre (NOTTINGHAM)
30 Chaucer Street
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 5LP
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00014464
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to 拢109.20

Music Making: Choral Singing: Advanced

Explore choral singing as part of a welcoming and supportive group based at Nottingham Women's Centre! This women-only course covers choral arrangements of popular songs with empowering lyrics. Learn to take part in group singing and work as a team to prepare a set list of empowering songs which will then be performed live. Songs will be learnt by ear, from a copy of the lyrics. Please note: This is an advanced level course, so singing experience is required in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
5:45pm - 7:45pm
Duration:
13 sessions
Location:
Nottingham Womens Centre (NOTTINGHAM)
30 Chaucer Street
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 5LP
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00014464
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to 拢109.20

Music Making: Choral Singing: Advanced

Explore choral singing as part of a welcoming and supportive group based at Nottingham Women's Centre! This women-only course covers choral arrangements of popular songs with empowering lyrics. Learn to take part in group singing and work as a team to prepare a set list of empowering songs which will then be performed live. Songs will be learnt by ear, from a copy of the lyrics. Please note: This is an advanced level course, so singing experience is required in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
5:45pm - 7:45pm
Duration:
13 sessions
Location:
Nottingham Womens Centre (NOTTINGHAM)
30 Chaucer Street
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 5LP
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00014464
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to 拢109.20