November is shaping up to be extra busy at IMA. We’ve got a lot of events happening throughout the month on top of our usual busy lesson times. There are going to be some great opportunities to play, listen and catch up with your fellow music-makers and just generally have a good time.
(Under 18s – 22nd of November 11 am)
(Over 18s – 22nd of November 2:30 pm)
IMA Concerts are the biggest event of November. We run two concerts, two times a year. One for under 18s and one for over 18s. They’re an awesome opportunity to play with a professional band on stage. Also to be in front of a friendly and supportive audience. If you’ve not been to an IMA Concert before and you’re not performing, come along and check it out. There’s great music and you’ll supporting and encouraging the performers which they’ll really appreciate.
More details can be found here: http://www.independentmusic.com.au/concerts.php
If you’re playing in the concert, you may want a rehearsal with the band…..
(20th & 21st of November 9am – 3pm)
Not everyone needs a rehearsal with the IMA band before they do the concert. If it’s your first time performing it’s a good idea. Definitely a good thing to discuss with your mentor. We’ve got a couple of firsts this year in relation to the concert rehearsals:
- We’ll be rehearsing at our new Ashgrove location. It’s got a much larger area that is for ensembles and group classes.
- You can book your rehearsal times online. Just head to http://www.independentmusic.com.au/concerts.php and scroll down a bit. You’ll be able to see what spots are available.
By the time you get to rehearsals, you should have your piece well rehearsed. One of the important aspects of performance is stagecraft. Performing on stage can be a completely different thing to performing in your bedroom. That’s why we suggest that you check out our Performance Workshops.
(Over 16yo – Saturday, 14 November 2015 from 8:30am to 12:30pm)
(Under 16yo – Saturday, 14 November 2015 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm)
Emma and Lauren will be hosting this workshop. They’ll be covering things like:
- Performance anxiety and how to beat it!
- Good microphone technique.
- Stage presence, how to move freely on stage and capture an audience.
- and much more.
You can read more and book online here:
IMA Jam Night
(November 13 – 6:30pm)
Once a month we hold Jam Night. Our clients choose from a list of songs that they’d like to play, and the IMA Band learns the tune for you. On the night, you get to get up in front of a friendly audience of friends, family and fellow performers. It’s great way to get used to playing in front of people in a comfortable, supportive environment.
If you’re in the concert, this can also be a great opportunity to give your song a try before the day.
Group Guitar Lessons
(November 10 – 7 pm)
If you’ve ever wanted to play guitar and you’ve been finding excuses why not to start, this is the event for you. This is a great introduction to the instrument, and at $59 for 4x 1hr lessons it’s extremely good value. Singers, this is an excellent way to get started with accompanying yourself on guitar.
Do you have friends who always talk about learning the guitar but never start? Just send them here:
You can keep track of all of the events on our webpage here: http://www.independentmusic.com.au/calendar.php
or on our Facebook events page here: https://www.facebook.com/independentmusicacademy/events
Looking forward to having fun wth you all throughout November!