Leeds College Of Music Announces Jazz Professional Development Courses
Leeds College of Music (UK) is continuing to further its Personal and Professional Development strand this summer with a range of short courses, weekend workshops and summer schools.
Confirmed courses include a Weekend Singers course in June under the direction of Peter Knapp, a unique opportunity to enjoy a short, intensive period of the very best training in the disciplines of Opera and Musical Theatre singing.
In July, Dr Matthew Warnock is running a one-day Summer Rhythm and Groove workshop for all instrumentalists keen to develop their playing using rhythmic styles from around the world, as well as how to bring a stronger focus to their rhythmic development in the practice room. Funk Grooves, Samba and Salsa Rhythms, Rhythmic Modulation, Rhythmic Transposition and Rhythmic Improvisation will be at the course’s heart.
Rhythm is such a fundamental and important element in modern music, and so building a strong understanding and control of modern grooves and rhythmic concepts while having fun and enjoying the music will be front and centre during the workshop." – Dr. Matthew Warnock
Whether you are an adult learner, a classical music teacher needing jazz input, a younger player about to head to college or simply a jazz fanatic, our Summer Jazz course at Leeds College of Music this July is the ideal destination. The week will include hands-on practical improvisation techniques, a jazz orchestra, rhythm section workout, evening jam sessions, instrument specific classes and a recording session where you can listen back to your achievements.
Tutors include Jamil Sheriff (Piano), Laura Zakian (Voice), Victoria Freestone (Saxophone), Matt Roberts (Trumpet), Dave Walsh (Drums), Garry Jackson (Bass), and Stuart McCallum (Guitar).
Improve the power, quality and range of your voice on our Summer Singers course this July, an exciting, intense week designed to enhance participants’ understanding of good singing and dynamic performance in opera and musical theatre.
Led by vocal director Peter Knapp and working with skilled and inspirational coaches, this course is for singers of all backgrounds and abilities who are serious about the voice.
About Leeds College of Music and Tutors
Leeds College of Music is a leading progressive conservatoire. The college is the only English conservatoire to hold the coveted All Steinway School status and, meeting the training standards of the world’s number one brand and technology leader in media, education and creative applications, Leeds College of Music is also an Apple Accredited Centre for Education.
Peter Knapp has enjoyed a long career both as a singer and as a director and trainer of singers. A teacher at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and at the Drama Centre, working with him guarantees a secure understanding of the physical processes involved in breathing, singing and performing.
Dr. Matthew Warnock is a dedicated educator and jazz guitarist. He maintains a strong focus on high school and collegiate jazz education, and has given workshops and lectures throughout the US, Canada and Brazil. Matthew runs an online guitar teaching website mattwarnockguitar.com, read monthly by 20,000 guitarists from 171 countries, teaches Music Industry and Creative Industry courses at Leeds College of Music, and continues to perform and give workshops at an international level.