CREATIVE MUSIC COURSES FOR SCHOOLS, CAMPS & MUSIC SHOPS

Classes, Workshops & Sessions for School Students

Here you will find details about the range of creative based courses including improvisation and composition, going electric, and how to get started with your own rock or acoustic band

SCHOOLS CONCERTS WITH RUPERT GUENTHER

This is a unique opportunity for school students to experience an international calibre of artistry combined with in-person interactive time with questions and answers.

Through his schools concerts, concert violinist Rupert Guenther demonstrates how easy it is to improvise and compose your own music. Using a selection of short improvisations with looping, and covering a wide range of moods and styles, he shows the students how each tune was made, the different layers, and how it all fits together with the imaginary story content of each tune - similar to painting pictures.

If the students are learning musical instruments, the interactive discussion includes content about the different scales and other compositional elements used, and allows exchanges of ideas from the students to be woven into the music.

Open to all students whether they play a musical instrument or not, including voice, percussion, piano, strings, brass, woodwind etc, and is open to all ages (in a pre-discussed age-appropriate format tailored to each school).

He can also extend the presentation from classical music into rock, pop, blues and folk/world music sounds and styles, and brings an array of acoustic and electric violins to each presentation.

In presenting how he improvises his concert repertoire, he shows how easy it is for classically trained students to begin improvising their own music and compositions, start their own band, record their own music, or just jam with friends.

As an adjunct, he offers a series of workshops in improvisation for students at their schools, as well as professional development training in classical improvisation (and beyond) to teachers to enable them to teach improvisation to their students. These skills enable teachers to pass on to their students a way to express themselves, their ideas, and their passion through their own music. They are the ticket to students being able to join in and play with other students and musicians of any musical background or style without needing music stands or pieces of paper for the notes. No need to learn another instrument to join in, the instrument you can already play is perfect!

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MUSIC IMPROVISATION & COMPOSITION FOR TEENS

Music Improvisation & Composition For Teens

This is an opportunity for small group classes of teenagers to get intensive (and fun!) experience in making their own music through improvisation and composition.

No previous improvisation or composition experience necessary!

Open to ALL instruments including voice, percussion, piano, strings, brass, woodwind etc.

Open to all players 12+ years of an intermediate standard and above, who want to start music improvisation and composition or accelerate their progress further.

Learn how to improvise and compose your own music solo or in bands and ensembles. Includes classical music, rock, pop, blues and folk/world music sounds and styles. Start your own band, record your own music, or just jam with your friends. These skills enable you to express yourself, your ideas and your passion through your own music. They are the ticket to being able to join in and play with other students and musicians of any musical background or style without needing music stands or pieces of paper for the notes. No need to learn another instrument to join in, the instrument you can already play is perfect!

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ELECTRIC VIOLIN/VIOLA/CELLO, AMPS & FX

ELECTRIC VIOLIN/VIOLA/CELLO, AMPS & FX

open to violin, viola, and cello

Learn how to go electric for strings. Includes
practical instruction and experience in every aspect of going electric. Learn how to use the different types of instruments, what the different FX pedals do and how to use them, and a practical understanding of the range of amps and PAs.

This course allows students of classical string instruments to have the first hand experience and know-how to play on electric instruments in rock, blues, pop and folk/world music solo or in bands.

As an adjunct to this, classes and training in improvisation (both electric and acoustic) are available to get the most out of using electric string instruments.

Also
available by appointment to schools is expert consultation and guidance to purchase appropriate instruments, amps and FX.

Pre-requisite: a reasonable degree of proficiency on your instrument is necessary.

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HEALING STAGE-FRIGHT

Masterclass: Healing Stage Fright*

open to ALL instruments including voice, percussion, piano, strings, brass, woodwind etc

Format: one-day masterclass or ongoing contact sessions

Description: Stage-fright is a big issue for many students. If you do get really nervous to the extent that you can’t express yourself or share and enjoy what you really love about music in your performances, this course will enable you to begin to heal your fears around performing, and regain your original inspiration for taking up music in the first place. You will learn practical on-the-spot approaches which will change your whole experience of playing in public, and dissolve the old patterns which caused you to feel anxiety instead of joy. Includes specific take-home techniques and practical tools for on-stage use in even the most demanding performances.

Pre-requisite: open to all music students (also available formats for healing stage-fright for staff and teachers doing presentations and public speaking etc)


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RELAXATION & MEDITATION FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

Relaxation and Meditation for Students & Teachers*

Format: workshop or classes ongoing

Description: learn relaxation and meditation techniques for inner peace. Simple and effective approaches to self-nurture which students and teachers can use on the fly throughout their day, as well as more traditional sit down meditation styles.

Learn techniques for being grounded and present, how to refresh your energy, and develop inner peace through practice at self acceptance and compassion.

Techniques include breathing exercises, visualisation, body awareness & relaxation, and both active and quietude meditation styles. Emphasis is on creating wellbeing outcomes for students and teachers which are attainable and conducive to the high demands of school and family life.

Pre-requisite: N/A
(Disclaimer: Rupert Guenther is not a medical doctor. Participants with a history of mental health issues are encouraged to consult their regular health professional before enrolling)

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