Making Music for Emotional Wellbeing

Ref: C3744494

In this course, you will discover how music making can improve your emotional wellbeing, to let go and find your inner creativity. This introductory course provides you with a step into music composition as well as group performance in a free, undetermined way. You will explore how musical instruments can be played in unconventional ways, making sounds with objects, group improvisation and basic music composition techniques. Although there will be various musical instruments and objects available for you to use, you are also welcome to bring your own, no matter what it is. I am also happy to accommodate live electronic instruments, laptops/controllers and iPads.

Additional information about this course

Working in partnership with East Surrey College delivering adult learning in the community.

Course aim

Find your inner creativity and discover how music can improve emotional wellbeing by enrolling on this short Introduction to Music Making course. All instruments are provided, but you may bring your own if you like.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Group improvisation with a blend of instruments
  • Identify how instruments can be played in unconventional ways
  • Unlocking creativity through composition
  • Using music as a way of expression and wellbeing

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • This is a highly practical course, with some background theory to support the practical work.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Your own instrument (if you have one)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • What does improvisation mean to you?

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • A follow on course to this, which explores these concepts in greater detail with further practical work

Download full course information sheet

Making Music for Emotional Wellbeing

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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