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Creative Music Courses For Schools, Camps & Music Shops

Here you will find details about the range of creative based courses including improvisation and composition, going electric, and how to get started with your own rock or acoustic band.

SCHOOLS CONCERTS WITH RUPERT GUENTHER*

This is a unique opportunity for school students to experience an international calibre of artistry combined with in-person interactive time with questions and answers.

Through his schools concerts, concert violinist Rupert Guenther demonstrates how easy it is to improvise and compose your own music. Using a selection of short improvisations with looping, and covering a wide range of moods and styles, he shows the students how each tune was made, the different layers, and how it all fits together with the imaginary story content of each tune - similar to painting pictures.

If the students are learning musical instruments, the interactive discussion includes content about the different scales and other compositional elements used, and allows exchanges of ideas from the students to be woven into the music.

Open to all students whether they play a musical instrument or not, including voice, percussion, piano, strings, brass, woodwind etc, and is open to all ages (in a pre-discussed age-appropriate format tailored to each school).

He can also extend the presentation from classical music into rock, pop, blues and folk/world music sounds and styles, and brings an array of acoustic and electric violins to each presentation.

In presenting how he improvises his concert repertoire, he shows how easy it is for classically trained students to begin improvising their own music and compositions, start their own band, record their own music, or just jam with friends.

As an adjunct, he offers a series of workshops in improvisation for students at their schools, as well as professional development training in classical improvisation (and beyond) to teachers to enable them to teach improvisation to their students. These skills enable teachers to pass on to their students a way to express themselves, their ideas, and their passion through their own music. They are the ticket to students being able to join in and play with other students and musicians of any musical background or style without needing music stands or pieces of paper for the notes. No need to learn another instrument to join in, the instrument you can already play is perfect!

Contact: To find out more please contact +61 0413 265 831 or click here to email
* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

CMS01 MUSIC IMPROVISATION & COMPOSITION FOR TEENS*

Pre-requisite: Open to ALL instruments including voice, percussion, piano, strings, brass, woodwind etc. Open to all players 12+ years of an intermediate standard and above, who want to start music improvisation and composition or accelerate their progress further.

Description: This is an opportunity for small group classes of teenagers to get intensive (and fun), experience in making their own music through improvisation and composition - and no previous improvisation or composition experience necessary! It is structured to allow you to explore your own musical areas of interest in a respectful and imaginative space, and to find your own musical “voice”.

Learn how to improvise and compose your own music, solo or in bands and ensembles. Includes classical music, rock, pop, blues and folk/world music sounds and styles. If you have always wanted to make your own music, write songs, improvise, compose music, be able to jam with friends, or play in a band, this course will give you a lot of positive experience and helpful tips and approaches you can use for the rest of your life. Being able to join in and play with other students and musicians of any musical background or style without needing music stands or pieces of paper for the notes, is a great freedom to give yourself. No need to learn another instrument to join in, the instrument you can already play is perfect!

Applications invited on all instruments including voice.

Contact: To find out more please contact +61 0413 265 831 or click here to email
* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

CMS02 BANDS & SOLO ACTS WORKSHOP SERIES*


Course information coming soon.

 

CMS03 SONGWRITING & COMPOSITION*


Course information coming soon.

 

CMS04 ELECTRIC VIOLIN/VIOLA/CELLO, AMPS & FX*

Pre-requisite: Open to violin, viola, and cello

Description: Learn how to go electric for strings. Includes practical instruction and experience in every aspect of going electric. Learn how to use the different types of instruments, what the different FX pedals do and how to use them, and a practical understanding of the range of amps and PAs. 

This course allows students of classical string instruments to have the first hand experience and know-how to play on electric instruments in rock, blues, pop and folk/world music solo or in bands.

As an adjunct to this, classes and training in improvisation (both electric and acoustic) are available to get the most out of using electric string instruments.Also available by appointment to schools is expert consultation and guidance to purchase appropriate instruments, amps and FX.

Pre-requisite: A reasonable degree of proficiency on your instrument is necessary.

Contact: To find out more please contact +61 0413 265 831 or click here to email
* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

CMS05 LIVE LOOPING FOR GOING ELECTRIC*

Course information coming soon.

 

Contact: To find out more please contact +61 0413 265 831 or click here to email
* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

CMS06 SOUNDSCAPES & CONTEMPORARY PLAYING TECHNIQUES*

Open to ALL instruments including voice, percussion, piano, strings, brass, woodwind etc
Format: Masterclass OR ongoing contact sessions
Description: This course focuses on developing and consolidating a new palette of tonal and experimental sounds on acoustic & amplified instruments for application in contemporary classical performance for classical players as original artists. Includes developing soundscapes, and intensive work in known as well as new contemporary playing techniques, and explores the expressive potential of the instrument from a wide and innovative sonic perspective. Dedicated to completely practical, useful skills for new repertoires for the concert platform for all professional musicians.

Contact: To find out more please contact +61 0413 265 831 or click here to email
* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

CMS07 CROSS-ARTS IMPROVISATION
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Course information coming soon.

 

CMS08 HEALING STAGE-FRIGHT*

Pre-requisite: Open to all music students (also available formats for healing stage-fright for staff and teachers doing presentations and public speaking etc)

Format: One-day masterclass or ongoing contact sessions

Description: Stage-fright is a big issue for many students. If you do get really nervous to the extent that you can’t express yourself or share and enjoy what you really love about music in your performances, this course will enable you to begin to heal your fears around performing, and regain your original inspiration for taking up music in the first place. You will learn practical on-the-spot approaches which will change your whole experience of playing in public, and dissolve the old patterns which caused you to feel anxiety instead of joy. Includes specific take-home techniques and practical tools for on-stage use in even the most demanding performances.

Contact: To find out more please contact +61 0413 265 831 or click here to email
* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

CMS09 RELAXATION AND MEDITATION FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS*

Pre-requisite: Open to ALL students and teachers

Format: Workshop or classes ongoing

Description: Learn relaxation and meditation techniques for inner peace. Simple and effective approaches to self-nurture which students and teachers can use on the fly throughout their day, as well as more traditional sit down meditation styles. Learn techniques for being grounded and present, how to refresh your energy, and develop inner peace through practice at self acceptance and compassion. Techniques include breathing exercises, visualisation, body awareness & relaxation, and both active and quietude meditation styles. Emphasis is on creating wellbeing outcomes for students and teachers which are attainable and conducive to the high demands of school and family life. 

Contact: To find out more please contact +61 0413 265 831 or click here to email
(Disclaimer: Rupert Guenther is not a medical doctor. Participants with a history of mental health issues are encouraged to consult their regular health professional before enrolling) 
* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

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