There has never been a better time to develop your music knowledge and skills online!

OUR NEXT SESSION COMMENCES IN SEPTEMBER

 

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Limited spots available. Secure your place and book now!

AIM's short courses are a great way to further your knowledge in the world of music, production, composition and recording with all courses now 100% online!

AIM's Short Courses are:

 

  • Manageable Each course is only five weeks in duration at 2 hours per week;
  • Great fun Every course is designed to provide key skills and knowledge in a friendly, relaxed environment;
  • Well designed and delivered Each course has been carefully prepared by experts in the field and delivered by fully qualified professional musicians and educators;
  • Flexible Start with little or no assumed knowledge and gradually progress through levels at a manageable and flexible pace.

- WHAT'S ON - 

Below you'll find our great range of online short courses available this winter season. Click each option for the finer details.

When?

Session 1 - July

Dates: Wednesday 22nd July - 18th August
Times: 6-8 PM weekly

Session 2 - September

Dates: Wednesday 16th Sept - 14th Oct
Times: 6-8 PM weekly

Course Outline

Introduction to Ableton Live 10 is an online course that focuses on basic operations of the DAW (digital audio workstation) Ableton Live. Students will be given the necessary knowledge and skills to record and edit Audio/MIDI files, add effects and process audio, manipulate samples to create their own sounds and produce a basic 4 track song. On successfully completing this course, students should have acquired foundational knowledge and developed basic skills in audio production. Students will be introduced to many virtual instruments and devices that Live has to offer. Successful students can specialise and enrol in future courses that focus on sound design (synthesis), implementation of video, external custom hardware (Arduino) and much more.

Requirements and Recommendations

Participating students completing the course online should have access to

  • Computer (mac or pc)
  • Ableton Live 10 software*
  • A pair of headphones
  • A MIDI keyboard is recommended but not mandatory

*A free 90 trial version can be downloaded from https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/Do not download until course commences.

 

Price: $310.00 (AUD)

 

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Questions?

Get in touch.

E: shortcourses@aim.edu.au 
Ph: (02) 9219 5426

When?

Session 1 - July

Dates: Tuesday 21st July - 18th August
Times: 6-8 PM weekly

Session 2 - September

Dates: Tuesday 15th Sept - 13th Oct
Times: 6-8 PM weekly

Course Level

Beginner to Intermediate

 

Course Outline

 

This five week short course is targeted for aspiring composers who are interested in developing their compositional skills across a variety of genres and styles. Under expert guidance, participants will be introduced to compositional techniques and processes, working towards a final presentation of an original work.

 

Teacher:

Daniel Wallace-Crabbe

Requirements and Recommendations

A laptop computer is recommended.

 

Price: $310.00 (AUD)

 

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Questions?

Get in touch.

E: shortcourses@aim.edu.au 
Ph: (02) 9219 5426

When?

Session 1 - September

Dates: Wednesday 16th Sept - 14th Oct
Times: 6-8 PM weekly

Course Level

Advanced

 

Course Outline

Composition Two is targeted at someone who has already made a start at composition, at an intermediate to advanced level, and needs some further tools and guidance. A wide variety of approaches to composing melody, rhythm, harmony, form and texture are explored in the course which will open up new possibilities for your composition

 

 

Teacher:

Daniel Wallace-Crabbe

Requirements and Recommendations

A laptop computer is recommended.

Completion of Composition 1 online or equivalent experience.

 

Price: $310.00 (AUD)

 

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BOOK NOW!

 

Questions?

Get in touch.

E: shortcourses@aim.edu.au 
Ph: (02) 9219 5426

When?

Session 1 - September

Dates: Tuesday 15th Sept - 13th Oct
Times: 6-8 PM weekly

Course Level

Beginner

 

Course Outline

This five week short course is aimed for beginner level. Participants will develop skills and knowledge on bass guitar techniques and performance at an introductory level. The course focuses on learning to perform basic rhythmic and chordal patterns, as well as learning to play some classic contemporary bass lines to popular songs.

 

 

Teacher:

Duncan Brown

Requirements and Recommendations

Bass Guitar

 

Price: $310.00 (AUD)

 

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Questions?

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E: shortcourses@aim.edu.au 
Ph: (02) 9219 5426

When?

Session 1 - September

Dates: *Monday 14th Sept - 19th Oct
Times: 6-8 PM weekly

*no class scheduled Monday 5/10/20 due to the public holiday

Course Level

Beginner

 

Course Outline

In this 5 week introductory short course, you will learn how to play chord progressions to popular contemporary songs, developing skills to play chord shapes and strumming patterns to a variety of styles and songs, in a small group environment. By learning to unlock the ‘code’ for understanding playing chord charts, you will develop the fundamental skills to perform contemporary works and songs.

 

 

Teacher:

Yianni Adams

Requirements and Recommendations

Guitar required

 

Price: $310.00 (AUD)

 

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Questions?

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E: shortcourses@aim.edu.au 
Ph: (02) 9219 5426

When?

Session 1 - September

Dates: *Monday 14th Sept - 19th Oct
Times: 6-8 PM weekly

*no class scheduled Monday 5/10/20 due to the public holiday

Course Level

Beginner

 

Course Outline

Keyboard Skills 1 is designed for participants with no or limited prior knowledge of the keyboard or piano. In this 5 week short course, you will learn how to play and interpret chord progressions to popular contemporary songs, using chords in the right hand and bass parts in the left hand. By learning to unlock the ‘code’ for understanding playing chord charts, you will develop the fundamental skills to perform musical works in a variety of styles. 

 

 

Teacher:

Daniel Wallace-Crabbe

Requirements and Recommendations

Access to a Keyboard or Piano at home is required

 

Price: $310.00 (AUD)

 

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BOOK NOW!

 

Questions?

Get in touch.

E: shortcourses@aim.edu.au 
Ph: (02) 9219 5426

When?

Session 1 - September

Dates: Tuesday 15th Sept - 13th Oct
Times: 6-8 PM weekly

Course Level

Intermediate

 

Course Outline

In this five week program, you will learn the basics of improvisation on your instrument or voice. Learn about the protocols of jazz performance with experts in the field.

 

 

Teacher:

Tim Bruer

Requirements and Recommendations

Access to your instrument.

 

Price: $310.00 (AUD)

 

Secure your place!

BOOK NOW!

 

Questions?

Get in touch.

E: shortcourses@aim.edu.au 
Ph: (02) 9219 5426

 

Questions?

Get in touch:

E: shortcourses@aim.edu.au 
Ph: (02) 9219 5426

 

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