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Professional Development Programs For Players And Teachers

 


MASTERCLASS: HEALING STAGE-FRIGHT*

Open to ALL instruments including voice, percussion, piano, strings, brass, woodwind etc.

Pre-requisite: Open to all levels

Format: One-day masterclass

Date: October 24, 2021 10am to 4pm

Venue: At our picturesque country retreat near Toodyay. Limited places. Bookings essential.
Masterclasses also available world-wide on Skype or Zoom.

Description: Stage-fright is a big issue for some people, and a significant issue for many. If you do get really nervous to the extent that you can’t express yourself or share and enjoy what you really love about music in your performances, this course will enable you to begin to heal your fears around performing, and regain your original inspiration for taking up music in the first place. You will learn practical on-the-spot approaches which will change your whole experience of playing in public, and dissolve the old patterns which caused you to feel anxiety instead of joy. Includes specific take-home techniques and practical tools for on-stage use in even the most demanding performances.

Contact: To find out more please contact +61 0413 265 831 or click here to email
* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

MASTERCLASS: CLASSICAL MUSIC IMPROVISATION*

Open to ALL instruments including voice, percussion, piano, strings, brass, woodwind etc. No previous improvisation experience necessary.

Pre-requisite: Open to all classical players, teachers and advanced students who want to start classical music improvisation or accelerate their progress further.

Format: One-day masterclass

Venue: At our picturesque country retreat near Toodyay. Limited places. Bookings essential.
Masterclasses also available world-wide on Skype or Zoom.

Description: This is a new breakthrough method of classical music improvisation, which allows classical musicians to create mature, coherent improvised music as a legitimate part of their concert repertoire. It utilises all the wonderful classical training and experience which classical players already have. By learning a few extra practical insights into the four basic parameters which are at the heart of all music over all the ages, it allows classical players to use all their classical training, experience, sensitivity, and nuance in their own concert improvisations, right from the start. So no need to go back to being a beginner, no need to spend years learning the complicated theory of jazz before you can improvise! This method allows classical musicians to improvise freely with great depth and meaning, creating their own works and even entire concert programs, giving wings to their own feelings, imagination and life experience, in much the same way that a painter creates pictures onto a blank canvas. It forms a profound basis for both music composition and interpretation, and additionally, adds energy and insight to every performer’s musicianship whether in improvisation or traditional repertoire. This systematic method is easily learned and is being acclaimed by professional musicians and university faculty worldwide. It can be taught, learned, performed and assessed to the same high standards which classical music has come to expect. Successful courses have already been run over the last fifteen years at leading European conservatoriums, including the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, Vienna University for the Performing Arts (MDW) in Austria, the European String Teachers Association (ESTA) National Conference in Sweden, and at most major universities in Australia. Attendees have ranged from professional music teachers, university professors, players from La Scala Milan and Zurich Opera, and distinguished European classical concert artists.

Contact: To find out more please contact +61 0413 265 831 or click here to email
* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

MASTERCLASS: ELECTRIC VIOLIN, AMPS & FX*

Open to violin, viola, cello, and contra bass.

Pre-requisite: A reasonable degree of proficiency on your instrument is necessary. 

Format: One-day masterclass

Venue: At our picturesque country retreat near Toodyay. Limited places. Bookings essential.
Masterclasses also available world-wide on Skype or Zoom.

Description: The complete how, why, and what of going electric for strings. Includes demonstration and practical instruction in every aspect of going electric:

• the different types of instruments and their uses,
• application and contexts of using FX,
• and a practical understanding of the full range of amps and PAs.
This is a thorough preparation for competency in using electric instruments and amplification in all the contexts facing the modern string player.

Every aspect is taught, from light acoustic sound reinforcement and the use of electronics, to rock bands and studio playing, high volume output, extended playing techniques and experimental soundscapes, and on-stage environments. As an adjunct to this, classes and training in improvisation and various musical performance contexts (both electric and acoustic) are available to maximise professional outcomes in the diversity of the contemporary classical musician's environment. Also available by appointment to school and university departments is expert consultation, contacts and guidance to purchase appropriate instruments and amplification if required.

Contact: To find out more please contact +61 0413 265 831 or click here to email
* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

 

MASTERCLASS: CONTEMPORARY STUDIO & STAGE TECHNIQUES*

Open to ALL instruments including voice, percussion, piano, strings, brass, woodwind etc.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate to advanced level of playing proficiency.

Format: One-day masterclass

Venue: At our picturesque country retreat near Toodyay. Limited places. Bookings essential.
Masterclasses also available world-wide on Skype or Zoom.

Description: This course gives a thorough grounding in the contemporary recording studio sessions and onstage live playing techniques of the industry, as well a practical working knowledge of what is required stylistically for playing in live string and orchestral on-stage sections. In addition it equips players with the practical expertise, insights and a general understanding of acoustic and electric instruments, which enables them to make wise choices with selecting, using and caring for their instruments in a contemporary context. Upon request this course can also be combined with the Electric Violin, Amps & FX course in using electric stringed instruments.

Contact: To find out more please contact +61 0413 265 831 or click here to email
* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

MASTERCLASS: RELAXATION & MEDITATION FOR MUSICIANS AND MUSIC TEACHERS*

Pre-requisite: Open to ALL musicians and teachers

Format: Workshops and classes

Venue: At our picturesque country retreat near Toodyay. Limited places. Bookings essential.
Masterclasses also available world-wide on Skype or Zoom.

Description: Learn relaxation and meditation for inner peace. Simple and effective approaches to self-nurture you can use throughout your day, as well as more traditional sit down meditation styles. Learn simple techniques for how to be really grounded and present, how to clear your energy field, and develop inner peace through practice, self acceptance and compassion. Techniques include breathing exercises, visualisation, body awareness & relaxation, and both active and quietude meditation styles. Emphasis is on creating wellbeing outcomes to suit each individual which are attainable and conducive to the high demands of professional life. 

Contact: To find out more please contact +61 0413 265 831 or click here to email
(Disclaimer: Rupert Guenther is not a medical doctor. Participants with a history of mental health issues are encouraged to consult their regular health professional before enrolling) 
* All concepts, text, course content, description, including the name Integrated Contemporary Performance are copyright © and remain the property of Sonum Solis Pty Ltd

 

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