Music Workshop

Music Workshops and Instrument Tuition

Creative Workshops

Rhythm & Pulse
Listening skills
Ability to work together as a team
Singing movement and self-expression
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Fun creativity & music  

Introduction to a pitched instrument
Looping and songwriting
Music theory
Looping and practise tool

The workshops can be tailored to fit with your needs, but generally will be a good fit for groups of 10 to 30 students 

Young, old, and anything in between can transcend the barriers of age, economics, race, language, and physical challenge when we experience and perform music together. When everything aligns in time and space with the pulse and the beating of hearts being in the moment together, that's music, that's life. In the music workshops, we will be looking at the fundamental ingredients of music such as rhythm, movement, imitation of patterns, pitched instruments, sounds, and timbres, singing, Looper as songwriting and practise tool, and a little bit of music theory as well. The aim of the workshop is to enhance listening skills as well as achieving a feeling of teamwork, community, and the experience of success and togetherness. Equally important is to enjoy ourselves and having fun participating in the workshop :-) Music workshops in general are also good for relaxation, reducing stress and fosters a sense of unity, and encourages self-expression, resulting in more positive self-esteem.

The Pulse and Rhythm is the Heartbeat of the music and an important building block in music and a tool for the musician and performer to tell a story and express their mood and feelings with

The pitch, the notes, the timbre and sound of instruments are important building blocks in music and a tool for the musician and performer to tell a story and express their mood and feelings with

What will the pupils learn? - what are the aims and outcomes of the music workshop? - how long does the workshop last?

WHAT WILL THE STUDENTS GET OUT OF IT?

Students and pupils can discover a sense of community when they work together to accomplish a common goal. It helps with concentration and patience. Playing elements of music, such as rhythm and music together creates a lot of fun and enjoyment. Pupils will find they can usually produce an acceptable sound with percussive sounds or on an instrument relatively quickly, without having to put in hours of practice. This makes workshops accessible to pupils of all abilities. Percussion drumming and music workshops are a very positive activity for schools which will enhance pupils':

  • Listening skills
  • Ability to work together as a team
  • Communication skills
  • Concentration
  • Character building
  • Social skills
  • An understanding of how different musical elements work together
  • An understanding of pulse and rhythm
  • An understanding of sounds and timbres
  • An introduction to a pitched instrument. I use a Guitar in the workshops
  • An understanding of simple melody and chords 
  • An introduction to looping as songwriting, creative and practice tool. I use a looper as the focal point in the workshops
  • Singing, movement, and self-expression
  • Fun, creativity, and music      

WHAT WILL THE STUDENTS BE DOING?

They will learn by listening, visual learning, and then trying out stuff by trial end error in a safe environment. The students or pupils do not need to have any previous experience of playing an instrument or the ability to read music. The workshops will consist of the following:

  • Introduction to pulse, beat, rhythm and groove. An explanation of the basics

  • The body as an instrument and source of rhythm, clapping, imitation exercises, question, and answer 

  • Learning rhythmic patterns and playing both in sections and together as a whole group 
  • Introduction to a pitched instrument, the electric guitar
  • Introduction to songwriting and explanation of basic music theory
  • Introduction to the looper as a creative practice and songwriting tool  
  • Practice singing a song or two and use some of the elements that we have learned about in the workshop
  • At the end of the workshop, we will finish with a spectacular, and groovy music performance of what we have practiced together  

HOW LONG DOES A PROGRAMME LAST?

A program can be a single workshop experience or can be a series of workshops or events.

  • A few hours
  • One day
  • Regular weekly sessions

An understanding of sounds and timbres - An understanding of how different musical elements work together - An understanding of pulse and rhythm

Singing, movement, and self-expression - Fun, creativity and music

An introduction to looping as songwriting, creative and practice tool. I use a looper as the focal point in the workshops

Contact me for more info