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Activities available next term!

Grade V Theory

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Grade V Theory

Tuesdays 5 - 6pm

Grade 3+ Required

A chance to attend weekly sessions and complete the Grade 5 theory syllabus in one term. This course will springboard you ahead so you are ready to sit your exam by the end of the summer term. These weekly classes will offer a combination of group teaching and personalised support to help you develop your knowledge of music theory and prepare to take the theory exam when ABRSM testing resumes.

Intermediate Theory

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Intermediate Theory

Wednesdays 6.15 - 7.30pm

This activity is ideal for students with Grade 1 theory knowledge wanting to learn more about music theory. Starting from Grade 2 and working up towards Grade 4.

Beginners Theory

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Beginners Theory

Wednesdays 6 - 7.15pm

An intro to the world of music theory! Starting from the beginning and working up towards Grade 4.

Perfect for those relatively new to their instrument.

Rock & Pop 1

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Rock & Pop 1

Wednesdays 6 - 7.15pm

Putting the ‘band’ in ‘bandwidth’. Rock and pop online will give you all the skills needed ready for when you can get back up on that stage. Each week we will look at different elements including:

  • Songwriting - How the greats did it and how you can too. Focusing on lyrics, structure and chord patterns.

  • Production - From programming beats to mixing tracks, we will look at the basics of recording, mixing and using an online studio.

  • Performance skills - How to command the stage and be master of your instrument

Jazz & Funk 

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Jazz & Funk

Group 1: Intermediate | 5.15 - 6.15pm

Thursdays

Weekly sessions for young Jazz musicians – develop your improvisation skills, learn more about jazz harmony and work together on some great jazz and funk classics.

• Explore the foundations of jazz improvisation and how to put theory into practice, in a supportive group environment.

• Learn new concepts each week as they are introduced, such as modes, chords, harmonic and rhythmic devices.

• Receive direct feedback as you incorporate these ideas into your playing.

• Explore how these concepts have been used in jazz classics, and modern jazz influenced genres.

Rock & Pop Online 2

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Rock & Pop Online 2

Saturdays 10 - 11.15am

Putting the ‘band’ in ‘bandwidth’. Rock and pop online will give you all the skills needed ready for when you can get back up on that stage. Each week we will look at different elements including:

  • Songwriting - How the greats did it and how you can too. Focusing on lyrics, structure and chord patterns.

  • Production - From programming beats to mixing tracks, we will look at the basics of recording, mixing and using an online studio.

  • Performance skills - How to command the stage and be master of your instrument.

Music Production - Taking your Skills to the Next Level on Logic

Booking now for Autumn Term

£89 Course Fee

Not included in VMC Membership

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This short course will be  a practical hands on opportunity to create music in a closely guided setting. Focusing primarily on electronic music production, engineering and mixing but with the option of including vocals and live instruments. We will be working mainly in Logic but any other software is acceptable. Participants will create at least one piece from start to finish to experience every stage of the creative process from first conception through to completion of the final track. Feedback, information and advice will be available at all stages of the course including between sessions with final in depth feedback delivered the day after the final session and a free master of one of the pieces to be included. Suitable for GCSE & A Level students with some knowledge of Logic.