JamLab is a unique series of clinics that will get participants listening, communicating, and playing together with the goal of making spontaneous and original music. This program will provide musicians ages 12-18 the opportunity to learn the techniques and skills required to create engaging music in an inclusive and fun environment.
Together with our facilitators and guest musicians, we strive to achieve the following goals during the program:
• To provide young musicians with the skills required to turn an idea into a song using spontaneity and sensitivity
• To provide mentorship and coaching (both one-on-one and group based) with the goal of developing and honing each student’s musical potential
• To provide a fun and interesting learning experience, while keeping a focus on inclusiveness and respectfulness
• To provide participants with access to a community of musicians from different backgrounds and influences
• To explore the creative process and “music mindfulness” through playing and collaboration in a dynamic, supportive environment
The desired outcome for each participant will be to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding for various genres, styles and modes of music, to learn new skills pertaining to creating/capturing original music using basic recording tools, to explore the dynamics of small group playing (fitting, sensitivity, etc.) and to hone the art of listening.
|JamLab Group||2079||Sunday||Feb. 25 - Apr. 28, 2018||10 am - 3 pm||$750|
Students are required to bring their own instruments (with the exception of drum set and amps for electrical instruments)
Students must have at the least a basic knowledge of note names and locations on their instruments, musical scales (Major, Minor, and Pentatonic scales) and various chords (Major, Minor, Dominant7)
JamLab - A Mount Royal University Conservatory and Prophets of Music Initiative