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Orchestral Percussion Day

Orchestral Percussion Day

Sunday 29 April 2018
Registration: 10.30am

Finish: 4.00pm
(Mindskills only: 1.00pm - 2.30pm)

Course fee:
All day: £20
Mindskills Workshop only: £10

Reading Music Centre, Stoneham Court, 100 Cockney Hill, Reading, RG30 4EZ

Course Leader: Emma Stoffer

There is something for everyone (not just percussionists!) at our Orchestral Percussion Day. We are delighted to welcome professional percussionist and life coach Gillian McDonagh to run this day of inspirational workshops.

The first session will focus on Marimba and Four Mallet technique for percussionists and will take the form of a Masterclass. Get tips and techniques on how to move up from two to four mallets including a guide to finding the right grip. Expert guidance will be at hand to help you get passed the initial awkward feeling and, with practice, become proficient with all four mallets.

The second session is a Mindskills Workshop and is open to singers and musicians of all instruments to learn simple tips and techniques to help you become a more confident performer. Learn how to manage your feelings and gain a clearer understanding of the science behind your own responses.

The third session will be a Cymbal Workshop and will examine what is a good cymbal sound and how to make it. Get an overview of the different types of cymbals and how and when to use them, and explore what is a great cymbal sound and how to achieve it. There will be plenty of opportunity to explore some examples from the orchestral repertoire.

Click here for a map to the location of Stoneham Court RG30 4EZ


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