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  • This is a 5-week beginner course for adults that takes the student through the fundamental key areas of music theory and harmony. Students with no theoretical knowledge wishing to take any other AIM short courses are encouraged to take the Music Theory Skills 1 course as a precursor.

  • This is a 5-week intermediate course for adults that builds on the fundamental key areas of music theory and harmony introduced in Music Theory Skills 1 and expands that theoretical knowledge. Students with some theory wishing to refresh their knowledge are encouraged to take the Music Theory Skills 2 course.

  • Composition Skills 2 is a 5-week intermediate program for designed to build on the compositional techniques introduced in Composition 1 or for those with some experience, to further unlock your creativity and music making confidence. You will learn more advanced song structures, chord progressions, scales, motif structures and rhythmic tools to produce an original composition by the end of the course.

  • Composition Skills 1 is a 5-week beginner program that introduces you to compositional techniques used across a variety of music genres to unlock your creativity and music making confidence. You will learn basic song structures, chord progressions, scales, motif structures and rhythmic tools.

  • Songwriting Skills 2 is a 5-week intermediate program designed to build on the knowledge and skills gained in Songwriting 1 or for participants with some basic experience.

  • Songwriting Skills 1 is a 5-week beginner program for adults which introduces the fundamentals of songwriting. You will learn lyric rhyme and rhythm patterns, and some common and useful chord progressions towards the development of your own material.

  • Ableton Skills 2 is a 5-week intermediate program designed to build on the techniques introduced in the Ableton 1 course or for those looking to take their electronic music production skills to the next level. This course is geared towards users who already have experience using the software or are looking to transition to Live from another DAW, and have general experience creating music in other programs.

  • Ableton Skills 1 is a 5 week beginner program that introduces you to the basic operations of Ableton Live and offers a great introduction to the fundamentals of creating music in one of the world's most popular digital audio workstations. You will learn the basic operations of Ableton Live and gain some rudimentary knowledge and skills towards recording and editing Audio/MIDI files.

  • Vocal Skills 2 is a 5-week intermediate program, which continues the vocal techniques introduced in Vocal Skills 1 or for participants with some basic experience. The class will focus on warming up, vocal health, intonation, harmonising with others and song choice, while also building confidence and performance technique towards the performance of a group song at the end of the course.

  • Vocal Skills 1 is a 5 week beginner program for adults, designed to teach students how to use proper vocal technique. The class will focus on warming up, posture, breath control, with an introduction to vocal health, intonation and harmonising with others.

  • Keyboard Skills 1 is a 5-week beginner program which will introduce you to keyboard skills through some fun practical activities. This course will teach you correct posture and technique and how to play some major and minor chords to enable you to create a basic accompaniment.

  • Bass Skills 1 is a 5-week beginner program which explores bass and gives new players the opportunity to develop foundation skills through practical activities. You will learn rudimentary-level bass techniques, and an intro to rock and blues basslines towards being able to play a basic accompaniment.