‘OFF THE PEG’ WORKSHOPS
These are workshops ‘ready to go’
‘TAILOR MADE’ WORKSHOPS
These are music workshops that you specifically request. They can be based around ideas described in the ‘Off The Peg’ workshops or can be something completely different, not describe, which I can provide for you. I have the experience and success over the years of running workshops and groups for all types of composition and instrumental combination!! (See Workshop Experience)
‘Off The Peg’ WORKSHOPS – Volume 1
Rehearsal workshops around 'Africa' (for jazz ensemble)
Improvisation workshop based on 'Africa'
Rehearsal Workshop around 'Roll With It'
Rehearsal Workshop around 'Chilli Jam'
Rehearsal Workshop around 'JT Blues'
Improvisation Workshop around 'JT Blues'
‘Off The Peg’ WORKSHOPS – Volume 2
Rehearsal workshops around 'Swingtone' (for jazz ensemble)
Rehearsal Workshop around 'Ballad For John'
Rehearsal Workshop around 'Boss The Funk'
Rehearsal Workshop around 'Rock Your Socks'
Creating a Jazz Piece
Main Melodic Ideas, Riff/Backings, Improvisation, Writing for a Rhythm Section, Jazz Harmony
GCSE: countermelody, improvisation ideas around harmony and backings, jazz harmony, bass and keyboard/guitar composition
KS3: Creating a main melody around Blues; composing a riff; creating chord patterns; creating improvisation to fit chords and riff
KS2: Creating a main melody using scales; creating chord patterns; creating riff ideas around scales; improvising around scales
4 JAZZ PIECES – Volume 1
‘Africa’, ‘Roll With It’, ‘Chilli Jam’ and ‘JT Blues’ are 4 Jazz pieces written during 2016 for Intermediate and above Jazz ensembles. Each piece has parts for Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, optional Baritone Saxophone, Trombone and Rhythm Section.y
Piece 1: 'Africa'
Piece 2: 'Roll With It'
Piece 3: 'Chilli Jam'
Piece 4: 'JT Blues'
4 JAZZ PIECES – Volume 2
‘Swingtone’, ‘Ballad For John’, ‘Boss The Funk’ and ‘Rock Your Socks’ are 4 Jazz pieces written during 2017 for Intermediate and above Jazz ensembles. Each piece has parts for Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, optional Baritone Saxophone, Trombone and Rhythm Section.
Piece 1: 'Swingtone'
Piece 2: 'Ballad For John'
Piece 3: 'Boss The Funk'
Piece 4: 'Rock Your Socks'
Prices for workshops to be discussed depending on requirements:
From: £130 for a half day or £250 for a full day
‘Off The Peg’ – Workshop of ‘Africa’
‘Off The Peg’ – Workshop of ‘JT Blues’
‘…..a lot of us were stressed out about improvisation but I think the way you did it was great when you’re really not confident, as we weren’t singled out’ Fran, Ten Sax player (Kirklees Jazz)
'An exciting and different sounding piece'Amanda
'The classes have helped to take an idea and turn it into a fully formed song'Parent
'The pieces you write are really enjoyable to play and work really well'Trev
'Blow Away The Blues' has a great swing feel and catchy melody. A great way to introduce part singing and 12 bar blues classroom work, ideal for my Year 5sAmanda
I thought JT Blues was a really catchy tune, not difficult to sight read and were very enjoyable to play for the first time. We will practice this and include playing it in our future gigsLynda
'The song writing workshop was a really useful way to learn about techniques used in music'Parent
'I enjoyed playing the new pieces and thought they would be a good inclusion in our March dance gig'Tony W
'Makes You Happy' would be lovely for younger children using one part or moreAmanda
Really good tune .... we really enjoy playing something that's differentDave
'My son has really enjoyed attending the song writing workshop and now feels much more confident when he plays in his own rock band'Parent
‘An explosion of Afro beats and catchy melodies, Jerry Moore’s ‘Africa’ keeps toes tapping and provides a refreshing contrast to our big band set’.Amanda
'New Day' would make an effective end of term song, particularly for Year 6 with its positive messageAmanda