Musician Composer Educator
Current courses at the CityLit
in Covent Garden
If you have a good understanding of triad harmony, read music and play your instrument well, this substantial course will introduce you to the jazz idiom and jazz musicianship.
Practise ear training, study jazz harmony, and learn challenging repertoire in live online sessions. For players with established jazz education at foundation level.
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.
If you understand time signatures and major scales in C, F and G, join this course to learn about minor scales and the bass clef, and to develop your rhythm writing and playing.
Explore, transpose and rehearse patterns of scales and chord tones relevant to improvising over jazz progressions. Ideal if you have completed Jazz harmony and ear training studies and want to shape your practice regime. We meet fortnightly. Live sessions online that involve playing.
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
"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!"