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We used our system to teach these school students. All the musicians were beginners, but within one year of using the system they were experienced enough to walk into Channel Nine studios and record live in one take on the Kerri-Anne Kennerley Show. As well as becoming great musicians and accomplished performers, the students had already shot several music video clips and had been learning around professional digital equipment, so kids as young as five found the multi million dollar TCN studios no trouble at all.
Dr Martin Laird, Orthopaedic Surgeon, speaks about Blake Kearney and Maroubra Music School. Martin gives a clear and concise evaluation of the teaching techniques, the balance of fun and education, and the outcomes and skills he observed.
Students storyboarded, edited, acted, danced, played and sang in these videos. These creative projects are not meant to be glossy, professional music videos, they are the work of imaginative and talented young people when you let them loose on instruments and hi tech equipment in an environment of inspiration and fun.
Dr Anjana Ferns, Child Psychiatrist, talks about Blake Kearney and the Maroubra Music School. Anji gives an in depth appraisal of the teaching techniques she witnessed, the rapport with the teacher, and the learning outcomes she observed via the 4score and Clearpitch systems.
Dr Greg Dolgopolov, lecturer in film at UNSW, talks about Blake Kearney and the Maroubra Music School. Greg discusses practice, the audio-visual educational systems, and the rapport his son has with the teacher and how that translates to learning.
ClearPitch Super Hearing System by Blake Kearney, on the iTunes store.
We use our proprietary ClearPitch system at Maroubra Music School.
Starlight - Written and Performed by Blake Kearney sax and keyboard. All beats and music played or programmed by Blake.
Blake Kearney and Lyal Loughnan perform Freedomland by the Yellow Jackets. Blake plays sax and keyboards and programmed and played drums. Lyal played bass and guitars.
Afro Cubism - Written and Performed by Blake Kearney on drums and keyboard. An unfinished experimental piece based on an Afro-Cuban beat and bassline that is a musical palindrome (cycle of 4ths that reflects half way to the cycle of 5ths). Incidentally I filmed the background from high rise apartment in tokyo, which started shaking from a small earthquake 5 mins after I took the footage.