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Who are the classes for?
The classes are for ANYONE! As we are offering classes at different levels there is something for everyone.
When do the classes start?
All classes start week beginning 26th April 2021 and places are strictly limited.
How many weeks will the classes last?
The classes will run for ten weeks
How much do the classes cost?
The set of 10 classes costs £125
How do I know which class to choose?
After offering classes at two levels, for example level 1/2, and then a consolidation level 1/2B, this summer term we are establishing a new pattern whereby each musicianship level will be taught on its own for 10 weeks, as an alternative to offering the consolidation levels. It is felt that there is such a wealth of material at every level to ensure deeper learning.
Lynne Clark Level 3 and Level 4
Lynne’s classes are aimed at those who have musical experience, working towards BKA Musicianship Level 3. Students new to this level should attend Level 3, and those wishing to develop their skills further, who may have already worked with level 3 material, should attend Level 4.
Lucy Barlow Level 5
Lucy’s class is aimed at those who have attended musicianship sessions before and have covered material up to Level 4. These classes will work towards BKA Musicianship Level 5.
Lucinda Geoghegan Level 6
This class is for students who have may have already worked with level 5 material and wish to develop their skills further. Lucinda will work on the extension of pentatonic and diatonic music, altered pitches and modulation, the consolidation of simple, compound and irregular rhythmic elements, further introduction to the modes, consolidation of harmony, with the introduction of sub-dominant harmony. More complex 3-part sing and play exercises, composition and improvisation. These classes will work towards BKA Musicianship Level 6.
Esther Hargittai Level 7
Esther’s class is more advanced – The content covered will be further and more advanced work on modes being sung in both authentic and modern solfa, major/minor/modal transformations, modulation, triads and inversions. The main focus will be on skill training as musical memory, dictation, part work, improvising, ear training and more. Esther’s class will work towards BKA Musicianship Level 7.
Andrew Davidson Level 8
Andrews class requires secure knowledge at Level 7 and will work towards BKA Musicianship Level 8
Esther Hargittai Level 9
The main focus will be on skill training as musical memory, dictation, part work, improvising, ear training and more. 20th century music (folk, Bartók, Kodály) with mirroring the past, visiting past styles, forms, scales and more. Working towards BKA Musicianship Level 9.
Areti Lymperopoulou Level 10
Areti’s class will include modulation to more distant keys and work towards BKA Musicianship Level 10
Esther Hargittai Advanced – Stylistic Knowledge
For those who have completed all the levels successfully and wish to extend their knowledge, and focus on an overview of one of the great musical eras: renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic… This term we are focusing on the classical period with analysing smaller and bigger forms. The main focus will be on skill training as musical memory, dictation, part work, improvising, ear training and more.
Can I do an assessment at the end of the course?
Yes there is the option to do the course for assessment, but it is not compulsory. Please note however, these musicianship modules will be part of the new BKA Certificate course, so successful completion of the assessment would mean that you will already have one of the modules towards certification.
How do I get more information?
Any course questions should be raised before submitting the booking form – email Lucinda Geoghegan on firstname.lastname@example.org
For bookings once made, the Administrator is Margaret Oliver email@example.com
For financial questions, contact John Oliver on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I book?
All our online courses and classes are available to book online. The dates and times can be viewed and selected on the booking form. These times will change as classes fill up so don’t delay. You will receive a confirmation email with your booked class time. Don’t worry if your booked class time disappears from the booking form, it just means your class is now full. If your preferred class is fully booked, please add your name to a waiting list as we will always consider opening another class if there is sufficient interest. Click here to book https://forms.gle/Sw7yF6Bwy1uPdvnv5