Music Making

Ref: C2342924

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Making Music will provide students and volunteers at Rhubarb Farm with an opportunity to explore creative and stimulating musical activities and workshops. The course will cover many aspects of music making, including group singing workshops, lyric writing exercises, song composition, percussion exercises and rehearsal and performance opportunities. Learners will be able to develop and build on existing musical skills, whilst giving complete beginners an opportunity to explore creative activities in a welcoming environment. The course aims to stimulate and nurture an interest in music whilst developing confidence and enhancing general health and well being.

Course aim

Music Making is a music course for students and volunteers at Rhubarb Farm. The course will provide an introduction to music, including group singing workshops, lyric writing exercises, song composition, percussion, rehearsal and performance skills.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464

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

  • Memorise and recall the lyrics to a vocal medley which can be sung as a group in a two part round.
  • Repeat the lyrics to at least one song either independently, with promoting or with guidance.
  • Give a brief presentation on a popular music hero of your choosing in a musical appreciation exercise.
  • Construct a lyrical passage (single word or whole phrase) for inclusion in a new group composition.
  • Show recorded evidence of at least one new group composition and give a brief account of your role in the creative process.

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

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
  • 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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Music Making

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

We are launching a range of online courses shortly that may be of interest to you so sign up here to hear more.

Enrolment 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 2019
  • 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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