Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, all Encore Youth Music activities have finished for the academic year. We are currently planning for September and we look forward to Youth Music activities resuming when it is safe to do so. Details about 2020-21 will be available in due course, we have left the details for 2019-20 up so you can get an idea as to how Encore Youth Music operates.
Herefordshire Academy of Rock and Pop
Details and dates for the 2020/21 projects will be listed here in due course.
"A wonderful chance for young people to come together with their passion and create a fantastic show."
Parent of a pupil who attended H.A.R.P
Encore Enterprises, in partnership with Hereford College of Arts, have organised rock and pop workshops inviting guitarists, keyboard players, brass/woodwind players (as a horn section), drummers and singers to play together in bands under the tuition of HCA and Encore Youth Music Tutors.
For 2019/20, there will be 3 rock and pop projects. Spaces for each instrument are limited, so early registration is recommended. Each project is a separate group of workshops ending with a performance for family and friends. The workshops are for pupils of secondary school age and older up to age 21. Pupils can attend any number of projects, signing up one at a time or all together.
Dates for the 3 projects as well as the link to the online registration form can be found above. Projects take place at Hereford College of Arts, the cost is £45.00 per pupil per project.
Rock and Pop for younger musicians
This year we are piloting a workshop for younger pupils in the May half terms, Tuesday 26th May. We will accept pupils in years 5 & 6, and the cost will be £22.50.
The aim of the workshops is to develop the ensemble and performance skills of young pop and rock musicians. They will cover a wide repertoire including: pop ‘classics’, contemporary styles, writing and arranging of original material. There will be regular opportunities to perform informally to each other in the ‘Live Room’ studio and the projects finish with a performance in the HCA theatre for friends and family. The workshops will include sectional rehearsals and working together in bands.
Vocalists will work with specialist singing tutors working on vocal technique, performance of a diverse range of popular music, how to communicate with an audience through song, and the importance of creating a persona as the ‘front’ of the band.
Brass & wind players will work with tutors on skills that are required as members of a ‘Horn’ section - learning ‘riffs and licks’ of stock repertoire, developing improvisation skills and playing in differing styles from jazz through to rock.
Guitarists, bass players and drummers will work with professionals on a range of performance techniques, learning how to incorporate different styles and genres into their repertoire, how to play together in a cohesive group and how to support each other throughout a performance.
There are several video clips on our Youtube channel to give you an idea of what goes on, click here to go to our Youtube channel.
If you have any questions, then please contact Eva Prestage (Business Manager): firstname.lastname@example.org