When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Sara Dhillon
  • Course Code W22JPMA09A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course is designed for piano players with some prior experience who are interested in learning how to play Latin music styles such as Salsa, Bossa Nova, and Samba. Through a combination of theory and practical application, students will learn the fundamental techniques, rhythms, and chord progressions that define the Latin piano sound.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise most common Latin music styles and rhythms
  • Play common chord progressions used in Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music
  • Develop a repertoire of Latin piano pieces
  • Better undestand syncopation and how to apply it to piano playing
  • Improve your sense of rhythm and timing
  • improvise in the style


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • This course may be available for free
  • Class format and activities

    Through a variety of instructional methods such as demonstration, listening exercises, and guided practice, students will gain a deeper understanding of the Latin piano style and how to apply it to their playing. The course will include individual and group instruction, as well as opportunities for performance and feedback.

    Entry requirements

    Grade 3 piano skills or similar. Please contact the Music department for clarifications

    What you need to know before you enrol

    During the gap between classes you will be expected to prepare at least one performance piece, together with other tasks set by the tutor. A commitment to regular, focused practice is essential.

    What you need

    Manuscript book and pencil, ‘Improvising Blues Piano’ book, audio recording device (optional).

    What you can do next

    Join one of our ensemble or one of our Jazz Piano Classes