‘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 'If Only' (for string ensembles)
Performing/rehearsing different sections, articulation and details as intended by the composer
Composition/Performance workshop based on techniques used in 'If Only' (ensemble/class)
Composition Techniques – ‘If Only’
Performing motif; arranging motific development ideas; creating & developing motific ideas; Creating Ground Bass; understanding suspensions

‘A’ Level: understanding motific development used through arranging and composing material; using ‘live’ instruments and/or software; developing understanding of suspension movement within music

GCSE: understanding motific development using arranging and composition templates; using ‘live’ instruments and/or software; composing/utilising Ground Bass structures

KS3: performing motific ideas from performance templates; creating simple motific development using composition templates; understanding Ground Bass structures through performance and composition

KS2: performing simple motifs from performance templates – based on song; composing simple Ground Bass ideas using composition templates

Rehearsal Workshop around 'Wake Up' (for string ensembles)
Performing/rehearsing different sections, articulation and details as intended by the composer
2 String Pieces - Volume 1
‘If Only’ and ‘Wake Up’ are new pieces written for string ensembles.  They have been arranged for full string groups including a viola and double bass part but also adapted so a violin III can be used or with the omission of a double bass to accommodate for different combinations.

Piece 1: ‘If Only’ The music has been inspired by Baroque Period features ; luscious harmonic and melodic lines written over a Ground Bass; a Concerto Grosso type set up with a main string section and 2 soloists; use of suspensions adding emotional intensity into the music.

Piece 2: ‘Wake Up’ A fun piece of music that is fast and exciting.  The main feature of this piece is pizzicato playing, imitative conversations between the instruments and the change of mood in the second section (G major to a modal scale based in E).

‘Off The Peg’  WORKSHOPS – Volume 2

Rehearsal workshops around 'Pledge' (for string ensembles)

Performing/rehearsing different sections, articulation and details as intended by the composer

Rehearsal Workshop around 'Tangoed' (for string ensembles)

Performing/rehearsing different sections, articulation and details as intended by the composer

2 String Pieces - Volume 2

‘Pledge and ‘Tangoed’ are new pieces written for string ensembles in 2017.  They have been arranged for full string groups including a viola and double bass part but also adapted so a violin III can be used or with the omission of a double bass to accommodate for different combinations.

Piece 1: ‘Pledge’ has been written for string orchestra as well as adapted for string quartet and quintet.  it is a piece full of rich harmonic progressions and luscious melodies.

Piece 2: ‘Tangoed’ a fun tango based piece enriched with dissonant chords within a familiar chord progression .  It is in two sections which are both developed with variations.

Pricing

Prices for workshops to be discussed depending on requirements:

From: £130 for a half day or £250 for a full day

‘…..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)

'Really enjoyed the experience of working with you on new piece. Felt that we (the band) were making a contribution to your music'  Trev,  Baritone Sax player (Farnley Tyas Jazz Group)

'An exciting and different sounding piece'

Amanda

Musical Director/Alto Saxophone, Honley Dance Orchestra

'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

Baritone Sax Player , Farnley Tyas Jazz Group

'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 5s

Amanda

Wakefield Music School

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 gigs

Lynda

Alto Sax, Nytebeat

'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

Ten Sax, Nytebeat

'Makes You Happy' would be lovely for younger children using one part or more

Amanda

Wakefield Music School

Really good tune .... we really enjoy playing something that's different

Dave

Ten Sax, Farnley Tyas Jazz Group

'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

Musical Director/Alto Saxophone, Honley Dance Orchestra

'New Day' would make an effective end of term song, particularly for Year 6 with its positive message

Amanda

Wakefield Music School

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