Music

Whether making it yourself or enjoying performances, music is a huge part of everyone’s lives, and that’s definitely true at Morley. Music is part of our DNA- composers Gustav Holst and Michael Tippett were both Directors of Music, and many distinguished composers and musicians have taught and performed at Morley. Our tutors are industry professionals with wide-ranging expertise who are here to support your musical journey, whether you’re striving for excellence in traditional disciplines or ready to break the mold. 

Our vibrant calendar of events ranges from orchestral performances to rock gigs and choral concerts to opera. From Stravinsky to saxophones and bebop to baroque, Morley is the home of music.

Performance & Theory

Classical Music

Learn to play instruments including piano, strings, wind and brass, enjoy playing in our orchestras and ensembles, and discover specialist courses in chamber music, conducting and music theory and composition, led by our expert team of tutors.

Cello

Jazz

Discover the creativity and innovation of Jazz and Afro-Cuban music with instrumental courses, listeners’ guides and jazz history, and ensembles including our Jazz orchestra and Big Band, led by leading practitioners.

Morley Big Band 513A6835

Popular Music

Guitar gathering dust under the bed? Enjoy popular music courses at Morley and learn to play an instrument, write songs and perform in pop and rock bands.

Acoustic Guitar 513A6132

Folk Music

Explore the rich tradition of folk music with courses ranging from folk singing to fiddle and ukulele to accordion, from beginners to more advanced ensemble classes.

 Accordion

Vocal Studies

Whether you’ve convinced yourself you can’t sing or dream of performing to thousands, we have a wide range of singing classes, classical masterclasses and choirs in all styles to help you find your voice.

Opera at Morley

Our Opera School is known as one of the best part-time opera courses in London. Our students perform in multiple public shows every year, and many go on to study at prestigious music colleges and perform in professional companies.

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Production

Music Technology

Dreaming of being a DJ, a music producer, or a sound engineer? Develop your recording, mixing and mastering skills, learn to create original tracks and discover film composition and sound art in state-of-the-art recording facilities with expert tutors.

DJ Workshop 513A5501

Morley Radio

Learn what it takes to be a radio broadcaster and produce great shows in our industry-standard radio station, Morley Radio.

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