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Jazz Rhythm Section Workshop - Intermediate (C00220-161703)

Availability: Yes

Price: £277.00 Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Sat (11:30 to 13:30)

Started: 22/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 13)

End Date: 22/07/2017

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

This Rhythm Section Workshop will examine and develop a repertoire of standard tunes and arrangements for you to develop your performance skills and confidence within the jazz rhythm section.

The tutor scheduled to teach this course is Dave Jones.

How to Enrol:

Enrolment is best carried out online.

Entry Requirements:

The course is aimed at rhythm section instruments like piano, bass, drums and guitar and will work at an intermediate to upper intermediate level.

You should have some previous experience of playing within an ensemble. Knowledge of some jazz music theory will be useful and level 1 literacy an advantage as handouts will be distributed at different times to reinforce learning. Sight reading is an advantage but not required.

Course Content:

Course content is focused around developing your instrumental and ensemble skills and repertoire. You will work in different size groups and combinations as you develop the course repertoire.
Topics to be explored throughout each session will vary but include:

Instrumental Technique
Performance and ensemble skills
Developing practice routines and strategies

Performance opportunities may include college lunchtime sessions, local venues and college concerts.

Assessment Methods:

There is no formal assessment on this course although you will be able to identify individual goals and later reflect on your development. Your tutor will assess your learning and progress through the practical nature of the classes.

Additional Information:

Performance opportunities may include college lunchtime sessions and college concerts.

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline please email

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email, telephone 020 8843 7921, or drop in to our main reception area.

Please note that whilst most of the classes in your course will be classroom based, the final session of the course may be in the form of a cross college jazz concert evening and so may not be on the same day and time of your course .

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

Instrument, notebook, pencil and music stand if you own one.


Attendance throughout the course will help you gain maximum benefit from the course.

Information Advice and Guidance:

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