Making Music Our Own

bookingGirl.pngDeveloping musical literacy and competence, with Nikki Berry & Gary Easterbrook

Using a playful approach: our voices, simple songs, games and tuned percussion, we will explore the basic building blocks of music and establish a road map for further development.

The course will cover:

  • Learning by ear - developing aural skills
  • Sight singing - transferring aural skills to paper
  • Part singing - developing musical independence
  • Understanding rhythm
  • Understanding harmony
  • Drills and exercises to go on with
  • Making music for the joy of it!

Suitable for beginners or more experienced musicians wanting to 'back fill' gaps, or experienced musicians/teachers wishing to develop more fun, holistic ways to teach.

This course is not suitable for people who haven't yet learnt to 'pitch match' (hear a pitch and reproduce it). 

Saturday/Sunday, the 7th and 8th of September
10.00am - 4.00pm
Room 6, Phillipstown Hub, 39 Nursery Road
$150/$140 Friends of The Muse
Limited Numbers. Bookings Essential Book here

Email us or phone 03 981 8729 for more information

Gary Easterbrook & Nikki BerryThe Tutors
Nikki Berry conducts several choirs in Christchurch and is well known for her work with beginner singers and people who think they can't sing. Having experienced a haphazard music education, and realizing that those with a more formal music education were not much better off, she has dedicated many years to developing more holistic ways to teach music. Over the last few years, Nikki has been studying the Kodály approach, and this approach largely informs this weekend course.
Gary Easterbrook draws on a long experience of working in gig bands. He plays bass, piano and guitar.