We bring the whole studio to your School with all the very latest technology for students to enjoy. Our Tutors are trained in MC’ing and Lyric writing and hold Music Production qualifications. They have mobile studios which will be set up in your school for a Music Production workshop. There is enough equipment for a class of 10 but we can also accommodate for larger classes of 25 for taster workshops. We have devised a lesson plan in which it is easy for the students to understand. The students work with the music that they have chosen themselves. Students learn all about programming, arranging and mixing music. They are always very proud of what they have achieved and they are able to take their tracks home all tutors have an enhanced CRB and full public liability insurance of £10,000,000.
We have a full mobile electronic music production and multitrack recording set up. This is run though apple computers and all recording is processed through an audio interface into Logic pro. The group will be using automated desks to mix and edit music. We have a range of condenser and dynamic mics for recording multiple sources. Production of music will be sequenced in Logic. The group will be using control surfaces and midi controllers to create the notation, automation and drum mapping.
The students using the equipment provided the will be able to compose, mix and master music to a professional standard. We can also cater for singers and mc’s in the workshops. We can go through techniques needed for recording voices and also how to structure lyrics to complement the music.
Music Production Course
Over a twelve-week course the group with learn all aspects needed to create a music production. By the end of the course all students should understand the elements needed to make a track and should be able to successfully make their own tracks.
- Sequencing in Logic Pro
- Drum mapping with Ultrabeat
- Using and editing effects
- Dynamics and structure
- Mixing down for stereo mastering
- Recording external audio
- Midi input and editing
- Sample editing
- Keyboard skills
- CD Production
Through the sessions we will be looking at the different genres of music and start to look at the basics of mixing a track and experimenting with the equipment.
Primary School Workshops
These workshops cater for all ages and abilities and are great fun!
Beat it !
A group of children will make a song about anti bulling which they will write the music as well as the words. This will be recorded on to CD the children will each have a Jewel case for their CD which they can do their own design. We will make copies of the CD for each child to take home.
Project Beat !
A group of children will make a track all about the project that they are doing at school, we find that by singing helps the child to remember key facts.
School Beat !
We can work with your whole school to make a track which is all about your school! This could be used on your web site or sold to make some funds for your school !
Secondary school – young people over 11 years
Arts Award Course
The music production workshop can be run as a course 10 -15 weeks depending on class time. Students will learn all about music structure and how to make a track from scratch. They will make a folder to show what they have learnt and to show their progress. They will have their track on CD to keep at the end of the course.
Alex can come to your school and show your students how the studio works and how to make simple tracks with their own ideas.
These workshops cater for all ages and abilities and are great fun !
MC’ing / Rapping (mic work) and Singing
Alex is able to work with young people who sing and MC. He is a trained Lyric writer and can help the young people to write the song to work with track. We find that theses workshops help with Literacy as the young people are writing poetry. We find that some young people have given us an insight in to their lives and problems they face with in the lyrics they have written. We have found school to be able to help these young people after getting an understanding through their lyrics and the young people being able to express them in an easier way. We have used this in school projects to really get the message across and to make it easier for young people to understand and to remember key facts. Singing and MC’ing can give students with low self esteem confidence in what they can achieve easily.
We use a Rode NT-1A with a reflection filter which is the world’s quietest condenser microphone this ensures the highest quality sound recoding.
Alex has been to Uganda twice with the Christian Charity Organisation GMI. The aim for this project was to teach the community music skills and supply them with equipment they needed to progress with their training. The people involved on the project have now found jobs that supply sound systems all over the country.
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