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Music Appreciation

The Music Appreciation Class is a friendly and interactive weekly adult lecture series run by Tony Riccio, a professional musician and experienced educator. This course will involve looking at the most important events in Western Culture and how they relate to the arts, especially through the listening of the canon of music.  We will look at the artistic eras from the Middle Ages through to the present day, including looking at painting, architecture, philosophy and literature and how it relates to the music.

Further course information:

History of Popular music of the 20th century

From the birth of Ragtime in New Orleans to 1950 ..... 

The birth of Broadway, Rhythm and the USA

The Roaring 20s, The Swing era and World War ii

The effects of Post WWii, then 1955 to end of the 20th century and the rise of Rock

The Development of Song

looking at the origins of song: 

the minstrel, the motet, how it became the Aria in Italy -  and how it drives an opera 

Songs form the 20th century and how each nation can be identified by its song

The History of Italian Opera

From the Florentines to Puccini

The History Of Jazz

Ragtime to Free Jazz and why it had to be so!


Classes are held on Tuesdays from 9.30 – 10.30am at BYMT, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AA.

Term dates: 18 September – 27 November 2017.  Half term 23-27 October.


No previous experience is required, simply an openness and enthusiasm to explore music from a wide variety of genres. 


The cost per term is £70.


For more information about the class email the BYMT office E. or the Class Leader Tony Riccio at

To download an application form to join the class, click here

Supported using public funding by Department for Education and Arts Council England
London Borough of Bromley

Bromley Youth Music Trust
Bromley Youth Music Centre
Southborough Lane

020 8467 1566

Registered Charity No. 1031590