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Courses and workshops 2019

Summer Workshops 2019 - singling workshops and DJ music production

DJ and Music Production

A unique workshop for young people aged 8 – 16 years old to learn the art of DJ-ing and an introduction to music technology in a fun and educational way for students at primary and secondary level.

Use mixing consoles to beat match, blend, cut, paste and scratch music to create a DJ mix. No need to play an instrument or own any equipment. All you really need to start is an elementary sense of rhythm, which we can help you develop by improving your motor skills.

  • 4 days in the summer holidays
  • Friday 2 August – Egham Youth Centre
  • Monday 5 August – The Bridge Youth Centre, Leatherhead
  • Friday 9 August – Ash Youth Centre
  • Monday 12 August – Redhill Youth Centre
  • 9.00 – 12.00, school years 4 – 6 (8 – 11 year olds)
  • 13.00 – 16.00, school years 4 – 11 (11 – 16 year olds)
  • Cost: £30 per workshop

Are you interested? Let us know.

Register for DJ and Music Production

Singing Workshops

Singing workshops for 8 – 18 year olds. Join Surrey Youth Choir director, Cole Bendall, in an engaging workshop for young vocalists and singers. The workshops will contain a diverse mix of music including folk, classical, spirituals and musical theatre.

Singing for 8-12 year olds

Woking Library, 10am-12.30pm, Monday 19 August

The morning workshop at Woking Library on 19 August is for primary school aged singers. The workshop will include a fun and diverse range of music including folk, spirituals, classical and music theatre. No experience is necessary for this introductory level workshop. All you need is a love of singing!

Singing for 13-18 year olds

Woking Library, 1.30pm-4.00pm, Monday 19 August

The afternoon workshop at Woking Library on 19 August is for teen-aged singers with some previous musical experience who want to improve their technique. The workshop include music from the world of music theatre, as well as popular, world music and classical. If you love singing and want to build your skills, this workshop is for you!

Singing for 10-14 year olds

Walton Youth Centre, Wednesday 10am-12.30pm, 21 August

The Walton on Thames workshop is for younger teen singers. The workshop will include a fun and diverse range of music including folk, spirituals, classical and music theatre. No experience is necessary for this introductory level workshop. All you need is a love of singing!

Cole Bendall

All singing workshops are led by Surrey Youth Choir Director, Cole Bendall. Critically acclaimed for his work with the pre-professional vocal ensemble, the Reid Consort, Cole’s other posts include as Musical Director of the Athenaeum Singers of Warminster and Chorus Master of Haslemere Musical Society alongside posts in liturgical music. In 2018, Cole worked with the Grammy-winning Rundfunkchor Berlin (Berlin Radio Choir) conducting them in concert in Verdi Te Deum. He has appeared in masterclasses with Sonoro Choir (London), Wimbledon Choral Society, the Royal Northern College of Music and Hallé Youth Orchestra. He has worked with, among other groups, the British Sinfonietta, Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus, Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra and Byre Opera, recently acting as Chorus Master on a tour of Handel Xerxes. One of the top 16 conductors featured at the Gheorges Dima Choral Conducting Competition, Romania (2018), Cole has also been awarded the Oxford University Press Andrew Potter Bursary by the Association of British Choral Directors (2017) and support from the Help Musicians UK TRANSMISSION fund. 

  • Cost: £25 per workshop

Register for the Singing Workshop

Easter Music Course

Running for over 40 years, the next Easter Music Course is from Sunday 5 – Thursday 9 April 2020. Bookings open in October 2019.

Adult Music Lessons Timetable

Adult music classes in Surrey. Learn piano, guitar, singing or opera with Surrey Arts.

2018/19 timetable and dates

Molesey Centre

Opera Appreciation – All abilities: Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00 noon

  • 10 sessions 17 September – 26 November 2019 – £153
  • 10 sessions 7 January – 17 March 2020 – £153
  • 10 sessions 21 April – 30 June 2020 – £153

Opera Appreciation – All abilities: Thursday 10.00am – 12.00 noon

  • 10 sessions 19 September – 28 November 2018 – £153
  • 10 sessions 9 January – 19 March 2019 – £153
  • 10 sessions 23 April – 2 July 2019 – £153

Woking ‘Highlands’ Centre

Acoustic Guitar – Beginners: Tuesday 7.00 – 8.00pm

  • 10 sessions 17 September – 26 November 2019 – £100
  • 10 sessions 7 January – 17 March 2020 – £100
  • 10 sessions 21 April – 30 June 2020 – £100

Acoustic Guitar – Improvers: Tuesday 8.10 – 9.10pm

  • 10 sessions 17 September – 26 November 2019 – £100
  • 10 sessions 7 January – 17 March 2020 – £100
  • 10 sessions 21 April – 30 June 2020 – £100

Woking Youth Arts Centre (WYAC), Knaphil

Guitar LIVE – chords, songs and jams – Various abilities: Thursday 8.00 – 9.00pm

  • 8 sessions 26 September – 21 November 2019 – £96
  • 8 sessions 16 January – 12 March 2020 – £96
  • 8 sessions 23 April – 18 June 2020 – £96

Piano – Beginners: Friday 5pm – 6pm

  • 10 sessions 20 September – 29 November 2019 – £125
  • 10 sessions 10 January – 20 March 2020 – £125
  • 10 sessions 24 April – 10 July 2020 – £125

Guildford – The Pines, Broad Street

Acoustic Guitar – Beginners: Monday 7.00 – 8.00pm

  • 10 sessions 16 September – 25 November 2019 – £100
  • 10 sessions 6 January – 16 March 2020 – £100
  • 10 sessions 20 April – 29 June 2020 – £100

Acoustic Guitar – Improvers: Monday 8.10 – 9.10pm

  • 10 sessions 16 September – 25 November 2019 – £100
  • 10 sessions 6 January – 16 March 2020 – £100
  • 10 sessions 20 April – 29 June 2020 – £100

I Wish I Could Sing – Beginners: Monday 7.00 – 9.00pm

  • 10 sessions 16 September – 25 November 2019 – £158
  • 10 sessions 6 January – 16 March 2020 – £158
  • 10 sessions 20 April – 29 June 2020 – £158

I Wish I Could Sing – Improvers: Wednesday 7.00 – 9.00pm (Please note this class takes place at Burpham First School)

  • 10 sessions 18 September – 27 November 2019 – £158
  • 10 sessions 8 January – 18 March 2020 – £158
  • 10 sessions 22 April – 1 July 2020 – £158

Register for any of these summer term courses at Surrey Arts Music

Surrey Arts also offer adult instrumentalists the opportunity to join ensembles.