JAZZ & ROCK BAND
A system we developed to fast track music learning for young beginner musicians. It has been used in over 50 NSW public and private schools and also at the Maroubra Music School.
Students get a complete music basics course through our colourful engaging AVSS (audio-Visual Study System) and band simulator, a step by step 'how to' designed to teach musical principles and sections quickly. Students will learn their instruments and then play and/or sing sections of a song. They then get to really evaluate their work when they record & mix their material to CD and in doing so also learn audio editing. They may then turn their audio recording into an animation or music video film clip and in doing so learn computer animation, or even camera work, chroma-keying, and video editing software, and create a final video clip. The final product of an animation or music video film clip is naturally something that will inspire the musicians involved to continue learning and playing music.
Being a system we use in NSW schools there are many overlaps with the NSW school curriculum, naturally from music, but also from all the arts sectors (drama, dance and visual arts), and also from maths, English and science & technology. This is a very comprehensive cross curriculum opportunity for students and also produces very tangible results in the form of the audio and video recordings which students genuinely value, and which can also be given to friends or relatives for a wider appraisal that tends to enhance a student's self approval.