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The thrill of being part of a band is a magical experience. We provide the opportunity for young people between the ages of 12-18 the unique experience of being in a band. On our intensive three day course the students write songs, jam, rehearse, learn how to express their own musical ideas and perform.

SONG-WRITING – The students learn how to work through and develop their own ideas. The MyBand tutors are on hand to the facilitate this process and are able to offer guidance based on their own experiences working with some of the most successful song writers in the world.

LEARNING A CLASSIC – We set each group on the course the challenge of learning a classic tune. There is a real skill in learning how to play an established song. The process gives students a deeper understanding on how modern music is composed and unlocks some of the secrets to some of the most famous songs ever written. Whether it be Hendrix, Coldplay, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Kasabian, Prince...There's a world of great music out there waiting to be explored.

JAMMING – How to have fun Jamming! Confidence comes with just rocking out! It's an important way to express yourself and come up with ideas but it's also about learning to listen and enjoying the group sound.

RHYTHM SESSION – Rhythm is essential in music. We'll have a whole session exploring different rhythms from around the world!! from Rock to Funk, Hip Hop to Punk, Reggae to R'n'B, Latin American to Africa... We'll explore it all.

RECORDING SESSION – Each group will have their original and cover song recorded 'Live' on the last day. Students will be given a recording of their songs (mp3).

PERFORMANCE – Providing students with a goal is an important part of the course. Having the goal of the performance encourages practice, practice leads to improvement, improvement leads to more enjoyment. Stage presence and the art of performance are an essential element to being in a band. We help the students to develop a band identity which will be unveiled at the performance on the final day.

Parents and friends are invited to the final performance.

A SPECIAL GUEST - A guest musician will spend half a day offering advice and playing with the students. The guest tutors have played at festivals around the world, recorded and worked with artists such as Plan B, Paloma Faith Professor Green, Corinne Bailey Rae, and many more. (*London based ONLY)

WHAT YOU NEED - Bring your instrument. Whatever you play. Amplifiers are required for electric bass, guitar and keyboards players.

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