Weekly Band Builder Sessions begin on the 9th June
Build a band from scratch and perform at a real gig via a course of workshops and facilitated rehearsals.
- 5 X Workshop Sessions
- 6 X Facilitated Rehearsals
- 1 X Performance
The workshops and rehearsals take place on Sunday afternoons from 9th June to 7th July, with an extra rehearsal in the evening of the 8th July and the performance in the evening of the 9th July.
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.
Sunday 9th June
‘Playing as a Band’ – song selection, knowing your band, listening & locking in, creating cues and endings.
Sunday 16th June
‘Communication’ – techniques for giving non-verbal signals, how to maintain good communication on stage and in rehearsals, understanding the language of other instruments.
Sunday 23rd June
‘Musical Evolution’ – creative techniques, songwriting tips, evolving your band’s sound and identity.
Sunday 30th June
‘Getting It Wrong’ – methods for handling mistakes, how to turn challenges into opportunities, knowing your options and alternatives.
Sunday 7th July
‘Gig Checklist’ – preparing for a gig, sound check, equipment, dealing with nerves, stage presence, the business of gigging.
Monday 8th July (evening)
‘Dress Rehearsal’ – to iron out any technical, musical or performance issues.
Tuesday 9th July (evening)
At a live music venue.
Afterwards – post-gig feedback and appraisal. Presentation of certificates.
Pricing & How to Apply
Website offer: Apply online and receive £15 discount!
We’re offering a discount to participants that use the online application form (link below).
Normal price =
Web price = £225
APPLICATION DEADLINE = 31st MAY 2013Application Form
Included in the price: all sessions (5 workshops, 6 facilitated rehearsals, and the performance/post-gig appraisal), all equipment, resources, rehearsal space, tutor fees, sound engineer costs, venue hire, additional resources.
Deposit is just £20, paid at the time of submitting the application. Deposit is refunded in the case that we are unable to place you in a suitable band. Alternatively, you can carry the deposit forward to the next time we run the Band Builder Sessions and it will also guarantee the discounted online price.