Theory and musicianship

Short courses

Develop your theory and musicianship skills by taking a short course at Leeds College of Music.

Learn about songwriting, composition, arranging,  theory, sight-singing or improvising.

Work with our supportive and experienced tutors in a small group, allowing you time for individual feedback.

Browse our range of short courses below and book now to join our Short Course students at Leeds College of Music. 


  • LCM Popular Music Grades 3-5 Theory Revision Day

    Saturday 10 June 2017
    Suitable for 12-18 years

    Following the London College of Music Popular Music theory syllabus, this course is for those who want to further their theory knowledge or who would like a revision session for the June 2017 Popular theory exam.

  • Jazz Improvisation Weekend 2

    Saturday 17 June 2017
    Suitable for 16+ years

    This intensive course is for the improviser ready to take their jazz language to the next level.

  • Electric Guitar Workshop

    Saturday 1 July 2017
    Suitable for 11 - 18 years

    Develop your creative playing in this practical electric guitar workshop with Krish Thiruchelvam.

  • Creative Jazz Summer School

    Monday 31 July 2017
    Suitable for 16+ years

    Immerse yourself in a week of playing and singing jazz under the guidance of expert tutors from our BA Jazz pathway.

  • Film Music Summer School

    Monday 31 July 2017
    Suitable for 16+ years

    Learn about the art and science involved in scoring music for the moving image with expert professionals and educators from our BA programmes.


  • Songwriting Summer School

    Monday 7 August 2017
    Suitable for 16+ years

    This four-day course is designed for musicians who are keen to further their skills in songwriting; songwriters who are looking for new ideas and approaches; and educators looking for inspiration in their teaching.

Have an idea for a short course?

We run a varied programme of short courses throughout the year, and we're always keen to try out new ideas and initiatives. If the type of course you're interested in isn't listed above, please contact us using the form below, and we'll let you know what we're planning.

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If you’re looking for gift ideas, our short course gift vouchers are the perfect present that every musician will love, whether they are a complete beginner or more advanced wanting to develop their skills.

Gift vouchers are available in units of £25 up to the full price of a course.

To buy, phone the Short Course Team on 0113 222 3449 between 9:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

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