Group Music Classes

Participating in group activity is what music-making is all about. We offer a range of group music classes and music workshops to suit students of all abilities and musical styles. Our group classes allow students to develop their music skills beyond the individual and allow them to grow beyond the boundaries of their personal practice. Working with others helps to improve technical ability speed of learning, it broadens students’ understanding of musicality. It helps develop listening skills and increases confidence which can greatly improve students’ performance in critical situations such as grade exams and auditions, not to mention live gigs.

Check out our classes & events calendar to see the music school classes schedule.

Our group music classes are open to any music students, you don’t have to be studying at Ebony & Ivory Music School to participate.

Orchestral Training

An hour of orchestral training structured to prepare you for the ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall exams. Experience the pleasure of playing with fellow musicians as part of an ensemble. Develop sight reading and orchestral playing skills, develop performance skills. Increase confidence and technical ability to ensure you get the best results in grade exams. To end the course, a magnificent end-of-term concert for orchestra will be held.

Junior Orchestra:

Open to students from beginner level to grade 4
Day: Saturday 15.00 to  16.00

Senior Orchestra:

Open to students from grade 5 and up
Day: Sunday 16:30 to 17:30

Cost: £10 per session.

Contact Elsa Cusido: 07841418939, elsa.cusido@hotmail.co.uk

Rock & Pop Band Workshops

Our band workshops are a brilliant opportunity for budding musicians to cut their teeth playing with their peers. You’ll experience the fun and funk of playing with other people. You’ll learn new songs and styles, develop your listening skills, improve your playing, develop your musical expression and learn how to do a rock face.

We’ll be playing music in a wide variety of styles including rock, pop, soul, funk, R&B, reggae, hip-hop and more.

Our band workshops are open to young musicians of all abilities interested in playing popular styles. The workshops are open to singers, guitarists, pianists/keyboardists, bassists, drummers, horn players and any other rock & pop musicians.

Workshops take place during half term breaks.

Time: Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 10.00 to 13.00
Cost: £100 for three day course.

Contact Joe Ospalla: 07828 845 047, info@joethedrummer.com

Musical Theatre Classes

Our Beginners’ Musical Theatre classes will introduce you to the fundamental techniques needed to perform on the West End stage, and is the perfect way to explore the magic of musicals.

Classes are taught in a fun and supportive environment for the kids. Most of the time you will be singing in a group, although if you do want to leap into the spotlight there’s the opportunity for some solos too!

Contact Yoana Borroto: 07411 589 928, yoab25@gmail.com

Music Theory

Understanding music theory improves sight reading, helps memorise any score in much shorter time and refines composition skills. Even more, it will expand students’ musical horizons and enhance their music appreciation. For many students studying for grades it is a requirement to pass grade 5 music theory in order to progress to grade 6 and beyond.

Music theory classes will cover:

  • Time signatures
  • Key signatures
  • Scales (Major, minor harmonic, minor melodic and chromatic)
  • Clefs (treble, bass, octave treble, alto and tenor)
  • Intervals
  • Chords
  • Cadences
  • Transposition
  • SATB (writing out 4-part harmony)
  • Composition
  • Standard orchestral instruments general knowledge
  • Mock exam

Contact: Lorenzo Rocco: 07786 736 515, info@lorenzoroccomusic.co.uk

Rhythm & Reading

A fun and chaotic rhythm workshop open to young musicians who play any instruments and styles. Help develop your knowledge of the building blocks of rhythm using a variety of curious objects and our voices.

Contact Joe Ospalla: 07828 845 047, info@joethedrummer.com

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