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Teacher Training in Music Technology Workshops

How to record and mix student bands

At St Andrew’s College we have developed a great workflow for recording and mixing student bands to a high level. Videos like our 'viral' Stairway to Heaven and our Rockquest regional/national final submissions always look and sound great.

While recording and mixing audio can seem like a daunting process, at StAC we have figured out a bunch of tips and tricks to make it efficient and successful.

This is a hands on workshop in which the participants will setup the microphones, record a student band, and then learn the basics of mixing to make them sound great. Places are limited to 15 per day so be sure to get in quick to register.

 

Overview of the workshop:

  • making your environment work for recording

  • setting up instruments and amps to get the best performance out of your students while minimising leakage issues

  • what are the best (budget) microphones to use, and how to position them

  • workflow for a recording session including double tracking

  • how to EQ to make the instruments blend together

  • basic compression settings that work for students 90% of the time

  • using effects to make it all sound polished.

This one-day workshop will take place on 26 April and will only occur at St Andrew's College in Christchurch. Note, all recordings in the workshop will happen with 'budget' equipment so that all teachers can expect to return to their schools and make similar quality recordings with the skills they learn on the day.

Cost: $199 + GST
Click here to register.

Payment is due on receipt of invoice and must be paid in advance. No refunds will be given for non-attendance.

Please note: morning tea will be provided but you will need to provide your own lunch.

VENUES AND DATES

CHRISTCHURCH

26 April 2024

St Andrew's College

9am-3:30pm

CHRISTCHURCH

27 April, 2024

St Andrew's College

CANCELLED

Teaching NCEA 1.1 - "Use music skills in a music style"

The most exciting aspect of the level 1 NCEA refresh for music is this incredibly general and open-ended standard. The wonderful thing about it is that students can focus on developing their skills in their area of interest.

The challenge for kaiako is that we can have lots of students in the class all working in different areas at once.

This workshop is about how to make the most out of the resources that are available to provide a course that has your students motivated and excited to learn.

Overview of the workshop:

  • in-depth overview of the three new resources from Learning Ideas catering for ear training/transcription and improvisation, conducting/score reading and music production

  • structuring your course so that students can choose to work in their area of interest

  • how to provide check points to monitor student progress

  • supplementary resources for beginner and extension students

  • in-depth training on how to recreate sounds with synths in Soundtrap and other software

  • how to tie in the "Beats Re-creation" task with composition

Cost: $179 + GST
Click here to register.

Payment is due on receipt of invoice and must be paid in advance. No refunds will be given for non-attendance.

Please note: morning tea will be provided but you will need to provide your own lunch.

VENUES AND DATES

WELLINGTON

Monday 29 April, 2024

Rongotai College

AUCKLAND

Tuesday, 30 April, 2024

SAE Institute - Parnell

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Dunedin and Auckland Workshops in April 2019

“I enjoyed the workshop, it was informative and interactive.

I am planning my term 2 classes directly based on what I've learned.” 

 

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