Perfect as a follow-up to a school show, part of a music camp, holiday program, or stand-alone event, our workshops are designed to give essential skills development in a fun and engaging way. We tailor our workshops to suit your exact needs, including the areas of focus, number of participants, and duration.
Group Size: Up to 30 students
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Suitability: All ages and abilities
Price: $300 per hour (AUD/NZD, plus GST for Australian schools)
Discounted rates for multiple bookings or when in combination with a school show, please send us an email for more details
Due to the current pandemic we have had to modify our 2020 touring dates. We have sadly had to cancel our New Zealand tour but are hoping to reschedule our Australian tour for Term 3 pending the easing of restrictions and border closures.
We offer workshops in the following areas:
Our composition workshop is designed to empower participants to unleash their own creativity through a guided approach to our easy composition method. Participants will leave having composed their own piece, and with the confidence and knowledge to continue in the future.
Perfect for bands, orchestras, or any other ensembles, our ensemble skills workshop is designed to transform the way the members think about playing in an ensemble. Through a series of games and exercises, students will be coached on how to listen, how to take responsibility as leaders, and how to work as a unified ensemble.
We are both passionate about playing in percussion ensembles, having both worked extensively in them for the past fifteen years. This passion for us began in our school ensembles and we love to inspire that same passion in other students. We can work with your students on any pieces they are currently playing, or any of our ensemble repertoire, as well as general ensemble skills and percussion playing techniques.
PERCUSSION SKILLS FOR TEACHERS
One of the challenges of leading a band or ensemble is being able to assist the percussionists with their parts. Our Percussion Skills for Teachers workshop is designed to give you the fundamentals of the correct playing techniques for a range of common percussion instruments, instrument set-up and section layout suggestions, mallet/stick choice recommendations, as well as other insights that we have garnered through years of working professionally in bands and orchestras.
I would like to thank you for your recent visit to Kalamunda Senior High School. The performances were brilliant and your synchronicity is truly remarkable! The students were engaged and you delivered the workshops in an effective manner that was both entertaining and educational. Your manner with the students was always very professional and well-paced and perfectly pitched to the year seven and eight musical level of the students.
Marcus, Head of Music, Kalamunda Senior High School
The workshop for the students was engaging and inspiring. Their strategies for composition were broken down to making very simple choices, which demonstrated the ease of making decisions, both individually and when working as a team.
Jeen, Music Specialist, Pickering Brook Primary School & Walliston Primary School
The workshop was inspiring and the Classroom Pack will prove helpful to get the students to develop their own ideas into a performance for their graduation. I thought your performance and manner was really appropriate for the age group (year 6) and their skill ability. Congratulations on a really skillful and entertaining workshop presentation.
Julie, Music Specialist, Freshwater Bay Primary School