Blues Piano evening classes
at Morley College


Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT
(Lambeth North or Waterloo tube)

Tel: 020-7450 1889 (enrolment) or 020-7450 1838 (advice) www.morleycollege.ac.uk


Blues Piano Taster Details
Three
classes only:
Wed 11, Mon 16, Wed 18 July 2018
6.30 - 9.30pm
Course No SMU018A. Cost: £105
Part of the Morley College Summer School
.

Something of a 'crash course' that acts as an introduction to the courses below, and provides an overview of the basic priniciples of blues piano in the context of a friendly and informal hands-on class. No tutor signature required.


Blues Piano 1
Tuesdays 6.30-8.00pm (weekly)

The course runs over three terms
Term 1: First class Tue 18 September 2018 (12 weeks) £150 Details
Term 2: First class Tue 8 January 2019 (11 weeks) £135 Details
Term 3: First class Tue 23 April 2019 (10 weeks) £125 Details

Enrolment is separate for each term, but the course is a year long.

The first (and only) weekly blues piano class in the UK started life at Goldsmiths College in 1990. From September 2011 it has taken place at Morley College:

The approach is practical, students playing in small groups on several acoustic pianos (singly and together).

A hands-on introduction for competent pianists to the basics of blues piano, focussing mainly on Chapters 1–3 of the tutor’s book Improvising Blues Piano (Schott Music).

You will learn a range of blues repertoire in the 'easy' keys of C, F and G, accompaniment skills, bass lines and lef-hand patterns, and develop right-hand improvising techiques.

The class also acts as an introduction to improvisation and is good preparation for some of the jazz piano classes available at Morley.

A tutor's signature is required to enrol - attend the Enrolment/advice session at Morley in September, where you can talk to Tim or other tutors to find out the best course for you...


Blues Piano 2 (advanced)
From Sep 2018 this class is WEEKLY on Tuesdays 8:00-9:30pm

The course runs over three terms:
Term 1: First class Tue 18 September 2018 (12 weeks) £145 Details
Term 2: First class Tue 8 January 2019 (11 weeks) £130 Details
Term 3: First class Tue 23 April 2019 (10 weeks) £120 Details

Enrolment is separate for each term, but the course is a year long.

By popular demand, a follow-up to Blues Piano1! Suitable for pianists with previous blues piano experience, good left/right hand coordination and some improvising skills.

A great opportunity to explore a variety of styles from boogie-woogie and New Orleans to jazz and funk - we also focus on the styles of individual pianists. Learn new left-hand techniques, improve your aural skills, transcribe from recordings and develop your soloing ability.

A tutor's signature is required to enrol
P
lease contact Tim for details


See also Tim's free blues piano tuition clips on YouTube. These are linked to the Improvising Blues Piano book:


 

 

 

Tim Richards playing Ray Charles'
'A Little Bit of Soul', framing a boogie improvisation that demonstrates
many of the techniques in Tim's
book 'Improvising Blues Piano'.

This performance was part of a concert at Morley College, London, November 2012.

Thanks to Ben Chan for filming.

Blues piano at Morley College

The latest book: Blues,Boogie & Gosepl Collection - 15 pieces for solo piano (with CD)