December school holiday programmes Wellington

by Geoff Day on November 18, 2018


Last minute Christmas shopping? Send your little ones to us for some musical fun while you finish off the year in style. Ages 6 to 16.

December 2018 dates:
Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st. 9am to 3pm.

Book in November for your early bird discount.*December programme only.

January 2019 dates:
Week 1:  23rd, 24th and 25th.
Week 2:  28th, 29th and 30th. 9am to 3pm.

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Testimonial: Thanks so much for the fabulous 3 days of the holiday programme. It was such a great experience for Opal. She LOVED it! You are totally onto a winner there ☺ Rebecca Sinclair – July 2018

Practicing basic exercises with a metronome or metronome app can be the super highway to sounding fantastic on your musical instruments. Ask yourself this questions; How can someone play three chords and sound so good? One of the most important things in this answer is timing. If you hold time well and don’t speed up or slow down too much you will add tension to the piece you are playing. Tension coupled with release makes for a journey that you take your listener on. Like any great story it is balanced.

But benefits don’t stop there. Practicing with a metronome forces you to listen to two things at once; the metronome and yourself. This exercises means that you are increasing your ability to hear and thing range of dynamics you can hear. The subtleties of your own playing with become more refined. Also you will be able to play with other people either in a band situation or a social situation, you can hear or feel when timing changes in a band and adjust your playing accordingly.

The results I have seen from pupils I have taught have been amazing! Especially with pupils that have played for a number of years. They can play all their chords well, they can play lots of tunes but theri playing sounds wooden, rushed, lazy, mono toned or mono volume. After three months of lessons with exercises at the beginning you would not recognize their playing, the improvements are mind bending.

Metronome apps are free and there are quite a few good ones out their. I have three on my phone for different applications and why not!


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