Skills training workshops are topical classes that cover an in-depth study of a specialised skill relating to worship music. This includes instrumental skills (e.g. electric guitar primer, classical ‘conversion’ primer for keyboard, hymn & service playing for organ or piano, guitar / ukulele, etc.) and music technology skills (e.g. music software for multi-track implementation, gear automation, etc.).
Depending on the skill concerned, workshops are either offered via weekly individual / group classes at MSM, or on a partnership basis with individual church’s ministries.
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Examples of skills training workshops:
Because the church organist requires varying levels of attention, this module may be crafted to suit the church organist’s specific requests. Topics include hymn-playing (SATB), the use of pedals, registration, service music, with at least one session in the candidate’s own church.
Course duration: ranges from 4 to 11 weeks, with class lasting 45 minutes. Group or Individual instruction.
Ages: 14 & above.
Learning about chords, strumming, plucking, note reading and ear training are essentials in guitar playing. Your instructor will tailor the lessons to your musical interests while covering the basics of guitar technique. Students must bring their own guitar.
Learning basic techniques on playing the ukulele. Participants will learn:
Students must bring their own ukulele.
There are 11 individual lessons per term, according to the School Year Calendar.
The length of each lesson typically ranges from 30-60 minutes per week, depending on level:
|Group of two||45 mins per session|
|Group of three – four||60 mins per session|
|Beginner 4-6 years old||30 mins per session|
|Level 1||45 mins per session|
|Level 2||45 mins per session|
|Level 3||60 mins per session|
Performance Labs, annual school concerts and masterclasses offer added opportunities for performance and coaching.
We can demonstrate how to make the jump from playing acoustic guitar to electric guitar with introductory lead concepts, as well as provide hands-on experience with the latest technology to achieve modern worship tones.