An amazing school holiday programme perfect for young Wellington singers and musicians. Lots of fun activities and workshops, learning cool modern pop and old school rock songs. In this holiday programme the pupils learn to write their own songs, helping to develop their confidence and creativity. The pupils are usually beaming by the end of the programme and we get lots of kids coming back. A holiday programme unique to Wellington, ideal for beginner pupils and more advanced pupils with a good spread of ages.
This programme is ideal for singers, guitarists, bass, keyboard and ukulele (sorry no drums). Suitable for ages up to 16.
Suitable for beginner pupils up to advanced pupils. The modules are designed so that all levels are challenged and stimulated during our activities.
Dates and times 2019:
Week 1: Monday Sep 30th, Tuesday Oct 1st and Wednesday 2nd
Week 2: Wednesday Oct 9th, Thursday 10th and Friday 11th
Start: 8:45am Finish 3:30pm
Learning new and exciting songs
The participants get to learn cool rock and pop songs both modern and old school. Playing and singing over the course of the holiday programme is like having six months or a year of lessons in three days. The improvements can be amazing. It's a very satisfying part of running the holiday programme, seeing the young musicians and singers move ahead leaps and bounds.
Kilbirnie's got talent
Pupils learn how to audition, introduce themselves, hold eye contact and perform a piece to the group. There is no pressure and it’s not compulsory. We try and help the shy kids come out of their skin and the more confident kids learn tricks to help them on stage and in life.
Great for building confidence in young musicians. We busk outside Unichem pharmacy where the group can make over $200 per day. It’s honest work and the deserve everything cent they receive as the good vibes they spread down Bay Road are priceless.
Learn to play drums, beats, paradiddles and rudiments using everything except a drum kit.
Song writing workshops
This is a great way for the participants to experience and advance their song writing and open their creative channels. If they have never written before then we help to open the creative pathways and for the more advanced song writers we help them to structure and polish what they already have.
Singing exercise's, warm up's and scales every morning. A great way for everyone to learn a little about singing. We encourage them to sing even if it is just to sing back up vocals in a future band.
Technique up skill sessions
Learning new riffs, licks, chords, tricks and techniques. These little workshops are great for showing tricks that really help speed up the learning curve of the young musicians.
Industry work shops
Learning what it means to be a successful musician however ambitious or unambitious that may be. We take the pupil through different senarios whether it be learning to jam with mate, record, gig or even if it just means playing for themselves. There is no right or wrong way to play music as long as they are enjoying themselves and music is adding something valuable to their life.
St Patrick’s Parish Hall, 5 Rongotai Road Kilbirnie
"Thanks so much for the fabulous 3 days of the holiday programme. It was such a great experience for Opal. She LOVED it! You are totally onto a winner there." - Rebecca Sinclair, July 2018
"Just want to say a big thanks for the 3 days Luke and Sam spent at the holiday programme – they had an awesome time – Luke has since gone busking on his own (with his Dad in tow!) and the boys are just so into their music!!" - Jane Wellik, September 2017