Learn to Read Music

The Learning to Read Music (LTRM) class is a small class for singers, (or would be singers) who wish to acquire a basic knowledge of music theory to help them make sense of a vocal score and develop their sight singing skills. It could also be a refresher course for those returning to singing after a long break.  Music from the Addison Singers repertoire, either Classical or Jazz, is used to illustrate points and questions are very much encouraged!
This class is subsidised by Addison Singers as an incentive to join the Oratorio or Jazz Choirs concurrently, in order to sing and put the music theory into practice.
We have 2 different classes, depending on which choir you sing in:
-Learn to read music - Classical on Wednesdays (8 x 1 hour sessions) and
-Learn to read music - Jazz is offered on Saturdays (2 x 1.5 hour sessions if there is sufficient demand from Jazz Choir members - Please enquire).
Numbers in the class are limited to 8.

Learn to read music - Classical
Tutor: Angela Sleeman
Ability: Beginners
Day & time: Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm
Duration: 1 hour class, 8 weeks course
Membership subscription: £50 (sorry – no concessionary rate for classes)

Learn to read music - Jazz
Tutor: Angela Sleeman
Ability: Beginners
Day & time: Saturdays, 10am-11.30am - NOT during Summer term
Duration: 2 x 1.5 hour classes, (PLEASE ENQUIRE)
Membership subscription: £20 (sorry – no concessionary rate for classes)

Venue: Until further notice @ 2A Rylett Road, Stamford Brook, London W12 9NL
This is off the Goldhawk Road (bus routes 94 & 237)

Learn to Read Music - Classical
First class: Wednesday - January 2021 (tbc)
Half Term: w/c 17 February 2021 (NO CLASS)
Last class: Wednesday - March 2021 (tbc - 8 week class)
Time: 6pm-7pm
Cost: £50.00 (sorry – no concession rate on classes), 8 week course

Learn to Read Music - Jazz
Tutor: Angela Sleeman
Ability: Beginners
Day & time: 2 Saturdays 10am-11.30am - Please email addisonadmin@gmail.com to register your interest or enquire. (Minimum number of students required)
Duration: 1.5 hour class (2 Saturdays)
Membership subscription: £20 (sorry – no concession rate for classes)

Venue: Until further notice @ 2A Rylett Road, Stamford Brook, London W12 9NL
This is off the Goldhawk Road (bus routes 94 & 237)

LTRM Classical - TBC please keep checking the Home page and our newsletter for information about our Summer 2020 online programme
First class: 
Half Term: w/c 25 May 2020
Last class:
Time: 6pm-7pm
Cost: £50.00 (sorry – no concessionary rate on classes)
Place: Until further notice @ 2A Rylett Road, Stamford Brook, London W12 9NL.
This is off the Goldhawk Road (bus routes 94 & 237)

NOT running in the Summer term

First class: Wednesday 23 September 2020 (tbc)
Half Term: W/B 28 October 2020 (no class)
Last class: Wednesday 18 November 2020
Time: 6pm-7pm
Cost: £50.00 (sorry – no concession rate on classes)
Place: 2A Rylett Road, Stamford Brook, W12 9NL – this is off the Goldhawk Road (bus routes 94 & 237)
NB: 8-week course only

New members: Please enrol online before term starts by first registering here on the Addison Singers website, then purchase a Class membershipclick on Checkout and choose a payment method. You will receive a confirmation email. 

Existing members: Please login using your email address and/or reset your password. Then select your membership and payment method.

This class is off site. After the term has started please contact us to ask about enrolling.

Payment methods

You can pay by:

  • bank transfer online (BACS) to CAF Bank Sort code 40-52-40, Account 00016259. Please put your last name, choir/class and term as the payee reference (eg SMITH OC VT SPR14). This is our preferred method of payment, it doesn't cost you or us anything.
  • cheque, please add your bank card number on the reverse of your cheque, made payable to The Addison Group of Singers.
  • credit/debit card. We are now able to offer a card payment option. A small fee is payable to cover the cost of the transaction. Please select Debit/Credit Card payment on the Checkout page and follow instructions. You will receive an email confirmation. 

Sorry - there are no concessionary rates for Classes, only for choirs. 

The multichoir discount does not apply to classes.

Early Bird Prize Draw
A Prize Draw takes place each term at the first rehearsal from the online enrolments completed and paid for prior to the first rehearsal. The winner receives the equivalent of half their term fees.

Introduce a Friend
Current choir members will also receive a £20 reduction in their term fee (the following term) if they introduce a new member who enrols in a choir!

If a choir rehearsal has to be cancelled, for example, due to bad weather conditions, refunds will not be given, as we will try to arrange an alternative date. If a class has to be cancelled and cannot be rearranged, the fee will be refunded based on the number of cancelled sessions.

If a member does not take up a place or complete a term for any reason (other than the above) there is no entitlement to a refund. You can however opt to transfer your fee to the following term. If you wish to transfer to another choir or class you need to consult our Administrator, and any difference in the fee or subscription must be paid or be refunded. If you require a receipt for your postal enrolment, you will need to enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Gift Aid
If you are a taxpayer, current legislation allows us to reclaim basic rate income tax on your membership subscriptions (however not on CDs, class fees or tuition elements). When enrolling please sign the declaration on the Membership Form if you are happy for us to do this. Remember to notify us if you no longer pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax equal to the tax we can reclaim on your donations.

Members website
Once you have enrolled in a choir or class, you will be eligible to access the Members' area on the AS website and added to the mailing list to receive e-mail information about choir activities, social and other events. An online resource only, you can access information sheets, publicity posters, the Newsletters, Committee Minutes, photos of concerts, additional trips and social events. This helps us reduce postal costs and speeds up communication about choir events. The Administrator will send you an email with an invitation to join and give you a pre-selected password that you can change to a more memorable version once you are logged in.

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