Are you a singer and want to learn to write songs? Do you want to learn about what gear you really need to gig or to set up and record, or how to be a session musician? Do you want to learn about stagecraft and how to improve your performance skills? Become a more flexible musician and choose your elective! All students get the chance to pick one of the following electives during their workshop.
Elective 1: The Session
You may have a focus on performing original music though still need a way to support this passion. Perhaps you thrive on playing with a variety of musicians in a variety of styles, or maybe you just love playing music and entertaining people. If so, this elective is for you.
Topics covered will include:
- Be a “Musician for Hire”
- Networking and interpersonal skills
- Creating and great earning set-lists
- Being stylistically versatile
- What gear you really need
- What technology you really need
- The avenues available to further your career as a session musician
Elective 2: Record Yourself: get the most out of your home recording setup
It's one thing to come up with a song or idea but capturing and building on that idea is just as important. With the accessibility to high quality recordings at home, having some basic production skills is essential. This elective will introduce you to some key music production concepts to get you on your way.
Elective 3: Introduction to Songwriting
Songwriting is an incredibly valuable skill for any musician. This elective will give you a taste of the Songwriting course on offer and introduce you to the essential
songwriting skills to get you developing your ideas.
Elective 4: Stagecraft and Performance
It doesn’t matter if you’re performing to one person or an auditorium full of people, performing on stage can be a nerve racking experience. Your tutors will teach you coping methods and how to enjoy your time on stage.