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Guitar - Jamming Session

Course code: QCXV502P

Subject area: Music & Performance

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

19:30 - 21:00

Days of week:


Course date:

6th Jan 2025 - 24th Mar 2025

Course location:

Cheney School

Contact details


01235 555 585

Following on from the Advanced Guitar Course, the Jamming Session is the perfect opportunity to share musical ideas with other like minded people and work on performance, break down songs using a Bass guitar. The course offers the perfect opportunity to learn how to play with other people and play alongside guest musicians to further support and develop your skills as a guitar player. In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.
The course will cover: • Improvisation and how to use it effectively • Strumming, picking, dynamics • Song writing basics, melodies and flow • The amplifier – how to use this effectively • Organising a performance, logistics, set up

At the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding of performance and have the confidence to play with other people, with an audience and have knowledge of how to put on a show.

Please note that there will be no class on 17/02/2025.

No refreshments available, please bring your own.Free parking onsite

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
A continuation from the Guitar Advanced course, this course is for learners who want to play songs and develop as a performer, gain confidence and improvise with other musicians. If you have the basics on the guitar or if you are just getting back into it, then this jamming session is perfect for you.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Please note you will need to bring your own guitar.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £158.40

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £158.40

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £79.20

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £79.20

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
This is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used on this course. Including demonstration, practical, 1 to 1 tuition and group work. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.