WMCs termly Get Into Music Performance Saturday school will introduce you to performing music in a group whether you play an instrument or not. A series of workshops will explore essential performance techniques such as, timing and projection, rehearsal and preparation, how to communicate with other performers and use scores and lead sheets. The course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience and will introduce you to WMCs group and individual music performance courses.
This course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to those with some experience who want to refresh their knowledge and develop their music performance skills. Previous experience of playing instruments or singing will help individuals to get the most from the course but is not required. You will also will need to complete an Individual Learning Plan.
As well as covering essential topics such as performance skills, how to rehearse and how to communicate with other performers, the course aims to provide an opportunity for non-musicians to perform music together. Ideally you will play an instrument or sing, but on this course, you will engage in simple rhythm and singing exercises, including relevant warm-ups so you have an idea of what is needed to develop the basic rhythm and pitch skills that are associated with music performance. The course will also offer an opportunity to discuss which instrument may be best for you and where you need to start.
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will learn through, practical activities, group exercises and peer assessment, listening and analysis, demonstration and discussion, use of supporting online materials, individual practice, use of ILT and continuous assessment. There is no homework associated with the sessions but please do discuss extension activities with your tutor.
You will be continually assessed through your practical activities and will receive feedback in a variety of ways such as peer assessment, verbal and written feedback from your teacher. This is a non-accredited course but a certificate of completion can be provided by the College on request.
Next Steps and Progression
Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.
For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk
Additional Learning Support
Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.