We have just completed a project in 7 Merton schools working with KS2 children to explore the music and life of composer Dmitri Shostakovich. The children learned about the political and social pressures that Shostakovich was under and how he was able to express himself and his ideas through music, Continue reading “Shostakovich Composition Workshops”
We created ‘The Dark Garden’ on the 15th February 2017, at Crown Lane Studio, Morden, as part of the BeCreative Music holiday workshop series with Merton Active Plus. We had an absolutely fantastic day exploring Crown Lane studio, making music together and writing this song from scratch, before recording all the separate parts ourselves! We had the following talented young musicians with us: Continue reading “‘The Dark Garden’ – a new song from our recent holiday workshop!”
This song was made with very talented and musical local year 6 children in Guildford on 19th November 2016 – a group of 18 co-wrote the lyrics and music with Be Creative’s Raph Clarkson, who led the workshop. We decided to write a song about looking to the future, Continue reading “‘Time Travel Forwards’ – RGS Be Creative Workshop Song”
Well done to today’s songwriting team!
Here is their creative remix of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Sir Duke’
We arrived at St Teresa’s Primary School to meet two lively, bright year 6 classes – both having already gathered ideas for songs which will be passed on and taught to the rest of the school as these children progress to secondary school. Continue reading “St Teresa’s – One Day Songwriting Workshop”
Two fantastic new songs written this half-term holiday! Have a listen below… Continue reading “May/June Half-Term Workshops”
31st May or 1st June 2016
8-14 year olds.
Create, record and perform your own pop song under the expert guidance of a Be Creative workshop leader. Improve your technique, learn to sing harmonies in a group and take part in a performance at the end. A must for all budding singers/pop stars! Continue reading “Summer Half-Term Songwriting Workshops”
It’s been a pleasure to work with these creative super-star groups over the last two days. Two very different songs were born: Continue reading “Songs from our Easter holiday workshops”
Due to popular demand…here are some key sequences to help kick-start the harmony layer in your songwriting. Continue reading “Chord Sequences for Songwriting”
Ed and Phil spent the day songwriting with two wonderfully creative and hard-working year-5 classes from Hillcross Primary.
They were given the challenging subjects of ‘An Image of Music’ and ‘The Power of Music’. Have a listen to their fantastic – and very different songs below: Continue reading “One Day with Hillcross Primary Year 5”