Find the Music in You!
Conservatorium Open Academy – Find the Music in You!
Music is an extraordinary thing, it brings us joy, engages the ‘little grey cells’ just as well as any crossword and does no end of wonderous things for mental health and wellbeing. It is for everyone, young and old, experienced or novice; there is a musical path to be trodden by all. “But how do you find it?” I hear you ask?
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, known as to its familiars as “The Con” is that castle-like building in Macquarie Street, down near the Sydney Opera House. It is renowned for turning out many world class musicians. But what most people don’t know is that The Con also offers a short course program for adults who want to learn music basics or to extend their musical knowledge in group leisure classes. Run by the Conservatorium Open Academy, these classes range from complete beginner levels through to some that are auditioned.
All courses are held at the Conservatorium over an eight week term – two hours per week with some day and some evening class options. Spring Term starts 15 October and courses on offer cover; Music theory, Music appreciation (The Enquiring Listener), Singing (options for beginners and advanced in classical or contemporary styles), Jazz piano, flute or guitar, Jazz Impro Basics, Composing for film and Ensemble classes.
The Open Academy short courses are fun group learning experiences. Students come back again and again once they’ve started.
‘Absolutely LOVED this program. Really condensed good quality information into a short time, haven’t found any comparable program in Sydney.’ – Jazz Harmony student
‘Just what I have been looking for – music theory demystified.’ – Music Fundamentals Student
This course is a great blend of voice exercising and training and learning to follow sheet music. I was astounded how simply and quickly Cathy and Nadia brought newcomers up to speed on reading music. Both of our tutors were just great. Heaps of fun and laughs. When we weren’t singing we were exercising our vocal chords laughing! Cathy and Nadia were very generous with guidance. Top course! – Vocal Fundamentals Student
Some of Sydney’s top musos teach in this program, including; Andrew Dickeson (jazz drummer), Roy Issacs (guitarist), Sally Marett (vocalist), Sam Rollings (jazz guitar), Llew Kiek (world music expert) and Nadia Piave (vocalist) but don’t let that intimidate you they are also some of the most fun an engaging people you’ll meet .
Spring Term starts 15 October so spring into action and ask about a class to suit you 93511208.
Find the music in you!
What: Con Open Academy
Where: The Conservatorium of Music
When: From October 15