Cerys Hogg

Musician Composer Educator

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Current courses at the  CityLit  in Covent Garden

Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: intermediate

Develop your jazz musicianship, repertoire, playing and improvising. Practise ear training, study jazz harmony, learn challenging repertoire. For players with established jazz education at foundation level. Assessment for entry to this course can be arranged after you apply to music@citylit.ac.uk.

Jazz Harmony and Ear-Training 1A

With guided listening to music forms, and singing, you will study time, form, root movement and harmonic progression, chord types, intervals, scales and modes. Learn transcribed solos and participate in playing sessions. For players with a working knowledge of basic harmony and instrumental proficiency beyond grade 5

Musicianship 1: listening and reading, pitch and rhythm

Learn to name and recognise what you hear, to organise music notation, write it and read it. These live online sessions are suitable for absolute beginners, which may include students who play by ear and do not read yet.

Drumming 1B

For graduates of drumming 1A and drum students with equivalent (10 lessons) experience. We will play and analyse classic grooves, and work to improve co-ordinated independence in application of rudiments to the drum kit. You will play acoustic and practice kits in class. Please bring your own sticks. 

2023 courses at the  CityLit  in Covent Garden

Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: intermediate

Practise ear training, study jazz harmony, and learn challenging repertoire in term 2 of this lively course. For able players with established jazz education at foundation level. New applicants may apply to be assessed for entry by contacting music@citylit.ac.uk

Musicianship 2: bass clef, scales and rhythm

If you understand time signatures and major scales in C, F, Gand D, join this course to learn about minor scales and the bass clef, and to develop your rhythm writing and playing. Suitable for players of any instrument and singers.

Drumming 1C

Play and analyse classic grooves and work to improve your coordinated independence and application of rudiments to the kit. Ideal if you have completed Drumming 1B or have equivalent experience. Includes reading drum notation.

One to one lessons, small groups and workshops

One to one lessons, small groups and workshops

Learn musicianship, piano, jazz singing, improvisation on all instruments, harmony, ear-training, music theory or develop your composition and arranging. Beginners to advanced level. Get in touch to discuss what you are looking for.

All lessons are online at the moment. Contact Cerys for more information

Quotes

"I’ve been getting back into music after a very long break, and my sessions with Cerys have been crucial to this process. She’s given me firm guidance, but also the freedom to experiment, and the confidence to try things out and not feel foolish.
She has – literally – helped me find my voice. I’ve always been aware that Cerys operates within several worlds of musical experience, but when teaching, she is open, receptive, and really tunes into you – yes YOU!
So – expect the unexpected –and for sure you’ll have fun – but you’ll also become a much, much better musician. Cerys - thank you - and onwards!" 
Tina

The course is well presented and a great introduction to matching theory and practice. It teaches the active listening of chords, triads and harmonies. Provides a good basis for learning more
Musicianship Student

The teaching was spot-on, encouraging, passionate & developed a great rapport with students through a sense of humour.

Musicianship Student

A great course with an excellent teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed the classes and learned a lot.

Musicianship Student

I have attended Cerys’ jazz woodshedding and general jazz classes for many years.

Her choice of material and teaching style makes the learning process relaxed and fun, appealing to both the ear player and the theoretician.

I always take something new away with me to try out in my own playing.

Julia Austin-Brenes