Event Date: 15 & 17 April, 2020

With technology being more user-friendly and compact, DIY recording is on the rise. In this exciting workshop you’ll learn how to produce and record your own music by using our collaborative online band platform. It’s like Garageband on your Mac or iPad devices, but it’s online meaning you can now collaborate with anyone. You’ll understand equipment, set up and much more. By the end of it, you’ll be able to spend hours creating and producing your own music mixes or trying to create your own music.

If you or your child is into music, playing around with technology and apps, dabbles in songwriting or learns an instrument, then putting them through our Recording and Production 101 Workshop is a MUST.

Let’s face it, kids are just amazing with technology these days and the internet and do-it-yourself programs is playground for them to show how creative they can be.

They’ll learn what equipment is needed to record instruments and how to put it together. They’ll discover the terminology and meanings of words used in the recording and production programs that exist (such as Garageband). They’ll experience writing or producing a group or solo track and how to convert it so it can be shared or emailed to friends, family and the general public.

You don’t necessarily need to play an instrument to record and produce music. Apps, smart instruments and built-in pre produced rhythms and melodies have been created by others for us to use, meaning you can get as creative as you’d like by learning how to tweak and edit these ideas. 

Our highly interactive and jam packed Recording and Production 101 Workshop is designed to teach and show you how to produce your own music and musical ideas.

Producing your own musical ideas is a little different to our songwriting workshop, which we highly encourage kids to also experience. It can really help and expand your creativity and provide insight into how you can help songwriters make their ideas a reality.

Recording and Producing music is a powerful way for young people of all ages to express their ideas, musical tastes and personality. It’s both a creative and technical subject not often taught at schools and one which adds so much value.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The online workshop is taught and run by professional industry teachers and who work and teach in the area of recording and production

Students will learn and discover:

  • Different types of equipment needed for recording and producing music
  • How to handle and put together recording and production equipment for basic recording
  • How to start, create and prepare tracks
  • Understand the fundamental meanings of words used in recording programs
  • Discover best methods for producing your own music
  • How to take an idea from start to finish and much more

WHO CAN JOIN
Our online Recording and Production 101 Workshop is normally held during the school holiday term breaks making it more fun and interactive. It’s designed for kids 8 – 16yrs, but because many adults are now interested in learning about this process, we’ve combined the class.

For those who are looking to extend their interest in this area, we offer private lessons and a 6 week introductory beginners course. This allows students to work on their own song ideas and see a finished product which they can share to family and friends, or even the world wide web.

HOW LONG DOES IT RUN FOR AND COST?
The workshop runs for one full day (10:00am – 3:00pm) and all materials for the workshop will be provided to the students. No before or after care is offered and kids will need to bring their own morning tea and lunch.

COST: $60 per student or household (2 days, spread out over 3)
WHERE: Online ZOOM class sessions at 9:30am and 2:30pm
WHEN: Wed 15 and Fri 17 April, 2020

 WHAT TO BRING

  • Notebook or notepad to write on (ideally blank pages without lines)
  • Snack and/or drink for short break time – water provided
  • Pens, pencils or anything colourful you’d like to write with
  • Recording device like iPad, iPhone or voice recorder to record ideas if you have one (optional) 
  • Access to desktop or laptop to run the program and ZOOM classroom sessions on. iPad not recommended.

* Please note minimum numbers are required for this program to run. If not enough numbers are met, full refunds will be given.

PREFER TO DO THIS WORKSHOP AS A ONE-ON-ONE SESSION?

Why not enrol for the 6 Week Introductory Beginner Course. Cost is $350 and includes six (6) one on one 45 minute sessions plus materials