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Music & Singing courses available in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Mosman area.

Beginners and advanced music and singing classes for adults. Learn how to play the guitar, ukulele, write your own song or have fun in an African drumming class. Learn to play a new instrument. Enrol online today.

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Drumming Meditation

Course Outline: Drumming Meditation Weekly Class  Experience meditation, mindfulness and the flow state while creating rhythmic beats on a drum. A fusion of African and shamanic drumming. Learn to play basic rhythms on African drums (djembes) and experience shamanic drum journeys with shamanic (frame) drums. Practice mindfulness, or rather mind-emptiness as you learn simple rhythms on a drum and enter the gateway into the timeless, flow space. Learn how to use the drum as a bridge... [More]

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Guitar: Beginners Level 1

Course Outline: This guitar course is designed for those whose knowledge of guitar ranges from zero to less than five chords. Students will learn to play the primary chords in the most commonly used keys, develop an understanding of the principles of simple rhythm reading and learn to read and write music in both chord chart and tablature forms. Each week we will learn to play a new song using the appropriate strum techniques. For Mosman classes please bring a plectrum and a capo.... [More]

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Guitar: Beginners Level 2

Course Outline: Level 2 follows on from the beginners' guitar course and is ideal for those who have basic chord playing skills. In this course we cover songs with more complex chord structures, develop more interesting strum techniques, extend rhythm reading skills and learn simple finger picking styles. What to Bring: Guitar and pick Pencil Notebook About the Tutors: Brenton White Brenton is a guitarist of many years' experience. Involved in workshops and seminars at the... [More]

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African Drumming One Day Workshop

Course Outline Bust out of the covid blues! Come down for an African style boogie and bang your lil’ heart out to the primal grooves of ancient tribal African rhythms on crackin’ African djembe drums. You'll learn a multi-layered African rhythm and feel the way the parts groove with each other under the direction of an experienced teacher and facilitator. Learn how to use the drum as a bridge from your monkey mind to the spaciousness within. Practice mindfulness, or rather... [More]

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Learn the Harp

Course Outline: Come and try out your musical potential on the harp and realise your long-standing dream of “I’ve always wanted to play the harp”! In a relaxed and happy 5 week course we cover the basics of technique and will play solo and ensemble music together including, classical, Celtic and jazz. Small sized harps are available for hire during the 5 weeks to allow for at home practice. What to Bring: Additional $100 Harp Hiring fee and $250 refundable deposit bond fee both... [More]

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Singing Fundamentals

Course Outline: Classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced singers, and each session will give vocal diagnostics, a fun workout and performance opportunity. Students learn a set of exercises that can form the basis of a personal practice for life. Session 1: Introductions within the group. Why do we sing? Want or need?  What makes it sound bad, good or better? Exploration of phonation and vowel shapes.  Emotional sounds Exercises 1 & 2  Group Toning exercise.... [More]

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An Introduction to the Harp

Course Outline In this tutorial you will be introduced to all that the harp has to offer, from celtic to classical to jazz. No musical experience necessary, just a sense of fun and a love of music. About the tutor Louise Johnson has taught harp both privately and at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for over 40 years. Many of her students are now professional harpists. She is in demand as a tutor and mentor for youth orchestras, music camps and music schools. In 2014 she founded... [More]

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