Music Ensemble Workshop
Typically this a 10am to 4pm event on a Saturday with a breaks for lunch and coffee/tea. However we are flexible and can break this into ‘evening’ classes if time and travel schedules permit.
With one instructor, we focus on the ensemble, working with the whole team as one, singers, musicians, tech people and so on. With an emphasis on the practical, we help identify the strengths and weaknesses of the team (creative, technical, performance, attitude) and then work in a collaborative environment towards creating a ‘sound’ that fits this collective.
With additional instructors we can break into smaller groups for specific training on such subjects as Leadership, Performance, Song Writing, Rhythm Section and Arranging.
Once we have established a relationship with a Church community, our follow up visit can focus more on specifics e.g. developing the team leaders, the worship leaders, songwriters and the ‘local sound’ of worship. And while we suggest adding a Friday evening to the program we can vary the use of this ‘extra day’ depending on either the resources or the needs of the organization or community.
Our preference is to do a House Concert or Bar/Club event, inviting friends, family and neighbors outside the general reach of the Church or organization. These ‘outsiders’ feel much more comfortable in a non-institutional environment and generally connect easily with the music and the performers.
Here’s an example of Chris (and David Raven) working with a great local Church music ensemble team after several days of training and rehearsing together.
Here’s a wonderful example of a ‘big’ house concert event, a community event that gathered, neighbors, friends, family, young and old… and lots of local musicians (and a sound and lighting company) who volunteered their services and favorite songs (original and covers) for the occasion.
One on One
Our ‘One on One’ sessions can be on site (yours or ours) depending on teacher availability or a scheduled Skype session. Generally these sessions are for creative leaders and songwriters.