5 weeks (12 Sessions)
Vocals | Guitars | Drums | Bass
Every Saturday/Sunday afternoon at a Central London studio.
Play a Live Gig
How it Works
Participants are matched according to musical tastes and experience and create a band.
Each workshop is one hour and each facilitated rehearsal is one hour. These run back-to-back to create a two-hour session per week. In the fifth week there’s an extra rehearsal session before the performance.
There will also be a follow-up social session after the performance to include presentation of the certificates.
‘Playing as a Band’ – song selection, knowing your band, listening & locking in, creating cues and endings.
‘Communication’ – techniques for giving non-verbal signals, how to maintain good communication on stage and in rehearsals, understanding the language of other instruments.
‘Musical Evolution’ – creative techniques, songwriting tips, evolving your band’s sound and identity.
‘Getting It Wrong’ – methods for handling mistakes, how to turn challenges into opportunities, knowing your options and alternatives.
‘Gig Checklist’ – preparing for a gig, sound check, equipment, dealing with nerves, stage presence, the business of gigging.
Also in Week 5:
‘Dress Rehearsal’ – to iron out any technical, musical or performance issues.
At a live music venue in Central London.
Afterwards – post-gig feedback and appraisal. Presentation of certificates.
How to Apply
Included in the price: all 12 sessions (5 workshops, 6 facilitated rehearsals, and the performance & post-gig appraisal), and all equipment, resources, rehearsal space, tutor fees, sound engineer costs, venue hire, additional resources, attendance certificate.
Deposit is £50, paid upon confirmation of your space and start date. Pay nothing up front. There is no application fee.