play guitars, bass, keyboard, drums
and vocals, and we also encourage
our students to bring any other instrument
they might want to play
our activities are orientated towards
performing in an ensemble, understanding
tempo, key, and playing in sync. We
work on rhythm; melody; harmony, and
the students demonstrate they can
fluently follow a rhythm/repeat a
sequence of notes or chords, they
are assigned a band to play with.
groups are organised for ages and/or
ability and we always make sure the
kids feel comfortable and happy within
band work on a particular song /repertoire
as well as stage presence for the
performing bit. Bands choose their
own name and also work on basic image,
then they are offered the challenge
to perform in front of an audience.
purpose of these sessions is similar
to the one for guitar/bass circle,
although the number of students in
each group, is reduced. The activities
are focused on rhythm, techniques
and the understanding of bass &
drums function -and functionality-
within a piece of music. For these
sessions, we generally invite one
of our bass players to play along
with the trainees.
sessions are dedicated to our singers
and all those who would like to sing.
During the sessions, we play games
involving singing and use of the voice.
Each session we choose a tune/song
and the participants sing individualy
and as a group. We also try new songs,
exchange ideas and discuss on possible
songs to be performed with the bands.
The singing together sessions are
very encouraging and a lot of fun!
the last term we've been working on
composing and recording with one of
our bands. With the help of some of
our 10-12 years old students, we've
produced an original track that will
be included in our first CD released,
later this year. The complete experience
was very enriching as the students
were given the opportunity to explore
on something they hadn't done before.
This included working on lyrics as
well as fitting the words into a melody.
They also worked on song structure,
basic musical arrangements, ensemble
as they after recorded their instruments
and vocals individually. We're now
planning to record a short video to
go on youtube, together with the song!