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All Susan's courses are designed for a range of musical backgrounds, from the complete beginner to the more experienced listener.
Monet: Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge, 1899

Music of the Impressionist Period (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 22 July 2017
Fine Music 102.5 Learning Centre, 72-76 Chandos Street St Leonards

The period from around 1880 to 1920, sometimes described as Impressionism, has given us some of the most beautiful and bewitching music of western history. Composers such as Sibelius, Elgar, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel gave the world exotic and rich new sounds, in the last moments before many composers abandoned ‘normal’ music and went atonal. This study day examines the music of this period in its historical and social context. No musical knowledge is necessary.
This course is part of a series of four one-day music history courses, exploring the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Impressionist periods. You may attend the courses in any order.  
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Music Theory Classes for Adults

Music Theory Classes for Adults (8 weeks)

Grades 1-2: Mondays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm from 24 July 2017
Grades 1-2: Tuesdays 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm from 25 July 2017
Grade 5: Thursdays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm from 3 August 2017

These intensive courses will take you through the grades of AMEB Musicianship, an internationally-recognised music theory syllabus. Added course material shows you how the theory applies to both classical and contemporary music. Learn the secrets of music, and how to use them. You may take the exams through AMEB after each grade if you wish. The courses provide an excellent background to the understanding of music for adults who are learning to sing or play a musical instrument, and will lay foundations for future courses in higher grades. An excellent opportunity to cement new skills or refresh old ones.
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A Beginner's Guide to Classical Music

A Beginner's Guide to Classical Music (8 weeks)

Wednesdays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm from 2 August 2017 (please note time change)
Susan Deas Music, Jarrett St Leichhardt

Interested in classical music but don’t know how to start? Been listening for a while but need some guidance? This course provides a framework for understanding classical music, examining the major periods of music history, the music of the great composers, and the main classical genres. Each week we will listen to some works and examine their historical, social and musical context. You will be able to explore your own taste in music and learn how to find more of what you like. No musical knowledge is necessary.
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Understanding Opera

Understanding Opera (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 5 August 2017
WEA Sydney, 70-72 Bathurst St Sydney

Opera has been described as a merging of all forms of art: music, literature, poetry, storytelling, dance, costumes, visual arts, and of course drama. This course provides a guide to the appreciation and enjoyment of opera for the beginner, as well as a deeper exploration of the elements of opera for the more experienced listener. We explore the forms and structures of opera, considering the work of composers such as Mozart, Wagner, Verdi and Puccini, and listening to performances by some of the great singers.
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The Piano: A One Night Only lecture

The Piano (1 evening)

6:00 - 8:30 pm Friday 25 August 2017
WEA Sydney, 70-72 Bathurst St Sydney

Some of the most famous classical music of all time has been written for the piano. Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca, Debussy’s Claire de Lune, Chopin’s Nocturnes, Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies, Satie’s Gymnopedies, and Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata are just a few. Spend an evening with us exploring the development of the piano, and listening to some beautiful and thrilling music from the piano repertoire.
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