Guildhall Short Courses

Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican
United Kingdom

Guildhall School of Music & Drama offer a wide range of short courses across music, drama, production arts and other art forms. Whether you’re thinking about learning something completely new, exploring a hobby or passion, or just brushing up on existing skills, we have something for you.

You can experience our short courses wherever you are in the world, from the comfort of your own home, or join us in our central London home.

Our short courses, both in-person and online, are delivered live so you can interact with and receive real time feedback from our expert tutors, whilst connecting with like-minded people. Each course has been created to ensure that it is exciting, enriching and memorable whether in our building or online!

For jazz enthusiasts, we have an online evening course from September-Novemeber: Jazz History, Part 2: 1942-1959. This six-week online course will give you an understanding of the development of musical ideas within jazz from 1942–1959. Through guided listening and analysis of solos and compositions, you will explore the various new styles during this period, which include bebop, cool jazz and hard bop, as well as some of the significant recordings that foreshadowed what was to come. You will learn about some of the most influential musicians of this period, which include Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey. Dates: Tuesdays, 28 Sep - 2 Nov 2021 | Time: 6.30-8pm | Find out more:

We have also run a successful practical jazz and rock week for over 35 years (2022 details to be released soon) so we hope to welcome you to learn with Guildhall School soon.