Build a band workshops

It’s the summer holidays, which means it’s time to find ways to keep the young ‘uns occupied and making music. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

Build-a-Band Workshops

for ages 9–18, running 23–25 & 30–31 August

Playing alone is great, but there’s nothing quite like the feeling of being part of a well rehearsed band! If you’re aged between 9 and 18 and you’ve been learning guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or singing, you might be wondering how to go about putting into practice the skills you’ve obtained. Well… look no further!We’re looking to put together two bands for a series of workshops in late August – one band for ages 9–13 (roughly middle school age) and one for ages 14–18 (roughly high school age). The workshops aren’t for beginners, but you don’t need to be an expert – enthusiasm and commitment are more important than technical ability! Working with professional musicians, the young participants will be guided through the process of selecting and rehearsing some songs together.

For each band, we’re looking for one or two guitarists, a bass guitarist, a keyboard player and a singer; instrumentalists must have their own instrument. Places will be on a first come, first served basis and must be paid for when you book – the cost is £40 per person for the full series of workshops.

There will be five 90-minute sessions at Core Music for each band, on Wednesday 23 – Friday 25 August and Wednesday 30 – Thursday 31 August. The younger band will run from 12.30–2.00 pm, with the older band following at 2.30–4.00 pm.

Of course, it’s great for rehearsals to have a goal, so there’ll be a performance opportunity for both bands at a future date. We haven’t got the details pinned down yet, but – for example – there’s a chance our Build-a-Band participants could find themselves on stage at the Queen’s Hall as part of the Core Music 9th Birthday Concert!

To book and pay for your place, please contact us here at Core Music – 01434 601993 – or pop into the shop. Remember: it’s first come, first served, so book early!

Music Production – Introductory Session

at Core Music, for all ages
Tuesday 22 August and Tuesday 29 August, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
(Note – both sessions will be the same, so you only need to attend one of them!)

We’re running a couple of sessions as an introduction to recording and music technology, both analogue and digital! Get your hands on the faders and see how the magic is made.

Those who take part in this workshop will be encouraged to join our Music Production Club starting in September – details TBC.

The session is £10 per person, to be paid when you book your place.

To book and pay for your place, please contact us here at Core Music – 01434 601993 – or pop into the shop. We’re limiting places to 10 people per session, so book early!

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