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What career opportunities can this lead to?

You can continue on this class throughout the year, then progress to the Improvers class when you have reached the correct level. Total beginners should start in September. It may be possible to join in the Spring and Summer term if there is a place available and you have some experience.

What are the entry requirements?

No formal entry requirements are necessary for this course.

What does this programme involve?

You will learn to play the piano with the guidance of the tutor. You will learn to play simple tunes from the tutor book using both hands. This will include building an understanding of note reading and timing.

A College Certificate will be awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

This course is mainly practical with a little theory using pianos and keyboards with guidance from the tutor. You will be taught in a group with a maximum of 4 students as well as working individually in practice rooms. Practice between lessons will aid your progress throughout the course.

What else do I need to know?

This course is suitable for students with no previous experience.

Please bring a notebook/paper and pencil to the class.

Tutor book will cost approx. 10.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
G357A Thornden School 24/9/2018 Mon 18:15 – 19:15 10 £185.00 £185.00
G357C Thornden School 29/4/2019 Mon 18:15 – 19:15 9 £167.00 £167.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Joey, 19

Joey, Dance

Joey studies Dance and hopes to go to University and train to become a choreographer or a dance teacher.


Course Notice

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please select another date, if available, or click here to submit an enquiry. By doing so our admissions team can contact you if a place becomes available.