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Courses for Adults

Learn to Rehearse, Perform and Play Music Live

Subject Area
Performance & Production
Study Mode

This course is suitable for adults who are interested in learning to rehearse, perform and play music in a live environment. This could be for practising musicians who enjoy music as a hobby, musicians who wish to collaborate and play in a group/band or performers who would like to develop their music skills in a live setting.

This course provides an introduction to music performance and the practical skills needed to rehearse and perform music in a live environment. On this course your tutor will guide you through the fundamentals of rehearsal techniques and concepts and working together as an ensemble to produce a live performance, making reference to contemporary music examples. You will also be encouraged to set up your own projects outside of college and use your tutors’ expertise to get feedback.

Entry requirements

No previous learning is required, however, the ability to play an instrument is essential as well as a passion for either music or live performance.

Course units

The units cover a range practical skills development as well as more general skills including:

  • Specified and dedicated rehearsal techniques
  • The importance of reflection and reflecting in practice
  • Rehearsal room setup and etiquette
  • Working as a collaborative ensemble
  • Rehearsal room to the stage; the development of process
  • Interacting and exploiting the use of front of house systems
  • The audience as a consideration


We provide a concise, yet comprehensive course delivered in an industry standard environment by a practicing music and performance specialist. There is no formal assessment at the end of study.

Course fees

Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

Course progression

The skills learnt on this course will provide good experience for enrolment on other musical courses.

Dates & course durations

Check back soon for future course dates.

Study methods

Students will be taught by a specialist music performance tutor in an industry standard rehearsal environment. The course is mostly practical based, but performance theory will be covered.


Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Additional costs

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, some courses may require additional study from home, you may need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. You will be made aware of any additional study time at the time of enrolment.

Career progression

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge in music to help you progress and develop in a number of job opportunities to suit your personal needs and interests or continue playing for pleasure.

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