Band Builder Sessions
Band Workshops, Facilitated Rehearsals and Performance Opportunity.
The Band Builder Sessions are a weekly series of fun and informative workshops to help you build a band and perform your first gig. It’s aimed at musicians that have been playing for a while and want to form a band, but who aren’t quite sure how to begin. Let us help you kick-start the process!
Band Builder is our series of band workshops to help take the music you have been learning in lessons to the next level.
You’ll meet other like-minded musicians and go through the process of forming a band, discussing songs, choosing your band name, rehearsing, and preparing for your performance together.
Playing, rehearsing and jamming with other musicians is an important part of learning an instrument!
Drums | Vocals | Guitars | Keys | Bass
Two hours per week at a Central London studio.
Play a Live Gig
How it Works
Participants are matched according to musical tastes and experience and create a band.
Each workshop is one hour and each facilitated rehearsal is one hour. These run back-to-back to create a two-hour session per week. In the fifth week there’s an extra rehearsal session before the performance.
There will also be a follow-up social session after the performance to include presentation of the certificates.
‘Playing as a Band’ – song selection, knowing your band, listening & locking in, creating cues and endings.
‘Communication’ – techniques for giving non-verbal signals, how to maintain good communication on stage and in rehearsals, understanding the language of other instruments.
‘Musical Evolution’ – creative techniques, songwriting tips, evolving your band’s sound and identity.
‘Getting It Wrong’ – methods for handling mistakes, how to turn challenges into opportunities, knowing your options and alternatives.
‘Gig Checklist’ – preparing for a gig, sound check, equipment, dealing with nerves, stage presence, the business of gigging.
Also in Week 5:
‘Dress Rehearsal’ – to iron out any technical, musical or performance issues.
At a live music venue in London.
Afterwards – post-gig feedback and appraisal. Presentation of certificates.