Specialising in


Small group classes at

Ainslie Arts Centre


Not running Term 4 2019

For anyone interested in indigenous, folk, and non-Western classical musical styles, World Music looks at ancient and traditional music from Asia, South America, the Caribbean, Pacific Islands, Africa, Eastern Europe and other regions around the world.

Goals & outcomes: To be able to identify sounds and musical styles specific to different parts of the world. The aims of this course are to provide guidance in appreciating, understanding and developing a stronger listening awareness to different approaches in traditional world music-making practices.

Prerequisite knowledge: None^. This class is suitable for adults of any age.

^Students with prior theory knowledge may enrol as composing participants. Non-composing participants - those who are more interested in a music appreciation perspective - are equally welcome!

About the classes: Classes include: (a) weekly one-hour face-to-face group lessons; plus (b) weekly online delivery of progressive course content, over a term or fortnight for an individual module. Terms generally coincide with ACT school term dates. Enrolment is on a per term basis or per module basis.

Full class fee: $285 plus $15 text fee per term.



Terms 2 & 3 2019

From the late 19th century, composers have looked toward indigenous, folk and traditional non-Western classical music as inspiration for creating works with a nationalistic feel, that evoke a strong sense of place, or that incorporate new or different procedures, ideas and sounds. We'll look at the musical styles of Asia, the Middle East, South America, the Caribbean, Pacific Islands, Africa, Eastern Europe and other regions around the world.


In Term 2 & 3 2019 we look at the music of Africa and explore its wide reaching and varied impact - material, structural and emotional - on other musical styles and contexts.

Term 4 2019

Mon 14 Oct - Fri 20 Dec

Term 1 2020

Mon 3 Feb - Fri 9 Apr

Term 2 2020

Mon 27 Apr - Fri 3 Jul

Term 3 2020

Mon 20 Jul - Fri 25 Sep

"Music is for every single person that walks the planet." 
- Robert Plant


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Ainslie Arts Centre,

30 Elouera St, Braddon

Music Classes Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, live and learn. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.