Beyond Cello – Introductory Workshop and Course
The London Cello Society is delighted to present Beyond Cello, incorporating the development of improvisational skills in a variety of genres, and exploring the cello in new contexts. The next course will begin in February 2018.
The course will be run by the head of our new Beyond Cello division, Shirley Smart. Classically trained under Raphael Wallfisch and Janos Starker, she subsequently spent 10 years living in Jerusalem studying both jazz and Arabic classical music. Shirley draws on wide and rich musical background and experience.
The course will include a strong focus on developing aural learning, an essential skill for an improvising musician. The initial sessions will centre on music from North Africa, the Middle East and Balkans, and later explore free improvisation and jazz. We will also discuss practice techniques to develop improvisational skills.
Preview Video from 2016/17 Sessions
Enrolment for Beyond Cello Course
Spring/Summer Terms 2018– Course Dates
All sessions 11am-2pm
Venue: Claremont Project, 24 White Lion Street, N1 9PD (Nearest Tube : Angel)
Course: £30 per session non-members, £25 LCS members
Enrolment Deadline: Friday January 26th