Workshops are the best way to discover what works and what doesn’t, and formulate concrete plans for improving life and building a better society.
Here are five essential topics for
- individual musicians,
- performing ensembles,
- music teachers, and
- business leaders
Beyond the Notes
Sight-reading and improvisation for ensembles
Is reading music an essential skill for musicians? Anytime a musician approaches a new piece, the better they can read it, the sooner they can get to the heart of the music. SPB’s sight-reading technique ensures ensembles read new music without things falling apart. Does “improvising” mean creating without preparation? Any ensemble can improvise using specific rhythmic and harmonic anchor points. Would you like to know what they are? Learn to teach these two Essential Skills.
Let Them Play
Effective conducting for teachers
Do you know more about music than your students? When guiding others through their own exploration of music we must be careful not to get in their way. Were you taught how to beat time? There are conducting behaviors and techniques that both help and hinder an ensemble’s performance. Would you like to be a more effective conductor? Learn how to draw the best out of your performers, give them a sense of accomplishment, and make them feel like a valued member of your ensemble.
Orchestral Percussion Workshops
There are so many percussion instruments in the world, the basics often get lost in the overwhelm. Ensemble conductors, Music teachers and performers of other instruments will really appreciate this hands-on workshop that explores the fifteen most common and essential percussion instruments, how they make sound, their playing techniques, and so much more. Including, how to setup a percussion section. Invaluable.
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