Group Courses for Intermediate Students
at Waltons New School of Music
‘What I have achieved by industry and practice, anyone else with tolerable natural gift and ability can also achieve.’
– J.S. Bach
The New School’s intermediate courses and workshops are designed both to complement regular music study and to focus on specialised styles or genres.
Explore a different genre or style, immerse yourself in a different culture or learn the secrets of a particular technique. In our intermediate courses and workshops you will receive expert guidance from our experienced teachers.
I loved the class [Musical Theatre Workshop]. The teacher is brilliant, and I feel much more confident about my singing and acting. Also the class is great fun.
The Musical Theatre Workshop is just great! You can improve your vocal and dramatic skills and learn how to sing properly your favourite songs, and at the same time it gives you the confidence to perform them in front of an audience.
A great course [Electric Blues Guitar Basics] – lots of information and great fun.
Great introduction to playing in an ensemble! [Jazz Blues Ensemble Workshop]
[A]n excellent instructor who has time for each student. This ensures that whatever issues the student has are ultimately dealt with successfully. [Trad Guitar Basics]
A great way to immerse yourself in a different musical world. [Jazz Piano Basics]
I’ve gained so much since I’ve taken classes here. My confidence has grown immensely, and I’ve come on as a singer and performer. Sinéad is an amazing teacher who has pushed me out of my comfort zone and believed in me so that I can reach my full potential and be the best performer that I can possibly be. [Musical Theatre Workshop]
Great course [Trad Guitar Basics] and tuition. Keep up the good work!
Angel has given me so much to work with, and I feel that I've got a good grasp now of some essential flamenco techniques. [Flamenco Guitar Basics]
The course [Trad Guitar Basics] tutor is excellent and also very flexible. He knows how to bring someone up to speed if they fall behind in class. Very enjoyable as well as instructive.
Johnny Taylor is exceptional. As a former classical piano teacher to diploma level, I can safely say he is the best teacher I have come across, and I consider myself very fortunate to have done so. [Jazz Piano Basics]
I had a fantastic time doing this course [Musical Theatre Workshop]. I wish there were more like it out there! It has encouraged me to pursue my love of musical theatre, and I hope to be back to take on some Musical Theatre performance exams next year and to receive the relevant coaching for them.
I learned more from this 10-week course [Acoustic Blues Guitar Basics] than from trying to teach myself acoustic blues for over 10 years!
Sinéad is amazing, and Waltons students are lucky to have her! I learned so much in such a short time, and it's all thanks to her and her passion! [Musical Theatre Workshop]
John is a master of many styles of guitar playing – Irish traditional, flamenco, jazz, rock, you name it – and his enthusiasm for all kinds of music is infectious. This series of classes [Trad Guitar Basics] was very informative and fun to attend, and it gave me the basis for practise and improvement over the coming months. I enjoyed them greatly.
I really enjoyed the course [Musical Theatre Workshop] and gained a lot of confidence from it. For anyone who likes to sing and has an interest in musicals, it's an ideal opportunity to explore your abilities, and it's great fun as well.
A fresh, interesting approach. Lots of very useful styles, chords, etc. [Trad Guitar Basics]
This course [Musical Theatre Workshop] is excellent for developing both acting and singing skills in fun, relaxed and creative atmosphere. Sinéad is dedicated, enthusiastic and open to letting the class develop their performance. I hope to take the course again next year, as it has given me the confidence to perform and audition for my local musical society.
I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and our teacher’s enthusiasm and dedication to teaching us how to play. [Introducing Guitar for Adults]
I could do this course [Musical Theatre Workshop] all year long. Sinéad pushes and pulls you to do your best. The feeling of achievement is ‘grandiose’!
I had a great time enjoying my passion for singing in a friendly atmosphere, and discovering new skills step by step with a very patient teacher who brings you as high as possible. An experience I advise for anyone interested in singing. [Jazz Vocal Workshop]
Everybody in the class [Musical Theatre Workshop] hugely improved. Great fun!
Inspiring tutor made every single class [Jazz Vocal Workshop] interesting, challenging but most of all fun and highly rewarding.
Great foundation for a jazz beginner. Johnny has a very positive, open and encouraging approach. [Jazz Piano Basics]
Good atmosphere, enthusiastic and supportive teacher, and small class size. This course [Trad Guitar Basics] helped me take another important step towards becoming a better guitar player.
Fantastic [Trad Guitar Basics] teacher with stellar enthusiasm.
I now have a real sense of direction for what I should be practicing. [Electric Blues Guitar Basics]
Fantastic course [Flamenco Guitar Basics] for anyone interested in this beautiful instrument.
Sinéad is everything you could ask for in a teacher – supportive, good humoured and puts a huge effort into helping you improve and develop, overcoming your weak points and mastering your strengths. [Musical Theatre Workshop]
The course [Electric Blues Guitar Basics] covered a lot of material that was really handy for us to use ourselves to practice.
I was hoping to gain some knowledge of jazz music, chords and song structures and improv. singing. I gained exactly that – while hugely enjoying my time here! [Jazz Vocal Workshop]
I really liked the interaction with others and with the teacher. Amazing. [Jazz Blues Ensemble Workshop]
Thoroughly enjoyed the course [Musical Theatre Workshop]. Sinéad is a super teacher!
Having had only 'classical' training in the past, I have learned so much from this class [Jazz Piano Basics]. The approach to teaching jazz is both friendly and effective.
The perfect introduction to acoustic blues playing. Highly recommended. [Acoustic Blues Guitar Basics]
Please do yourself a favour and go to this course. [Jazz Vocal Workshop]
Keep doing what you do. It works! [Jazz Vocal Workshop]
An excellent introduction to jazz piano and improvisation. Playing with other jazz musicians at the end was a great experience! [Jazz Piano Basics]
Professionally organised singing classes that enable you to sing with confidence and have fun doing so! [Jazz Vocal Workshop]
Our [Jazz Vocal Workshop] teacher is very knowledgeable, patient and good-humoured, and I enjoyed exploring a new area of singing with someone who is both an expert in her field and able to teach it. This is my third course at Waltons and all three have been great.
Really enjoyed the [Trad Guitar Basics] course and John – he is a wealth of knowledge!
After each [Trad Guitar Basics] session I left with a smile on my face because I'd learned something new. Thank you very much and see you for another course.
I looked forward to the [Musical Theatre Workshop] class every week. It was not only therapeutic, but immensely fun and enjoyable.
Just a great, beneficial course [Jazz Vocal Workshop]. I'm loving it!
A fantastic course [Musical Theatre Workshop], high energy, wonderfully taught, with clear instruction and a great class atmosphere. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Enthusiastic teacher, great song choices, good introduction to the subject of jazz. [Jazz Vocal Workshop]
Imagine a singing course where you learn a huge amount in a short time and have fabulous fun doing it – that's the Musical Theatre Workshop.
I'm no Paco de Lucia but with this class [Flamenco Guitar Basics] at least I've taken the first step!
Michael is a fantastic teacher who combines huge enthusiasm for his subject with huge knowledge (and patience!). An excellent course [Acoustic Blues Guitar Basics].
The course [Musical Theatre Workshop] is fun filled and focused. A joy!
The course is both challenging and fun, and the teacher is excellent. [Jazz Blues Ensemble Workshop]
The Musical Theatre Workshop is just an amazing course. Sinéad is a fantastic teacher – encouraging and honest. Having done the course twice now, I find it has really helped me with my confidence in performing and also in my everyday life. Even my seniors in work have noticed the change, so thanks Sinéad!