Teen Performance Workshop
The Mid-City Community Music Teen Performance Workshop is a weekly intensive seminar in playing in a band. This is an opportunity for teen musicians from Mid-City to learn and improve their skills playing with others in a small ensemble, focusing on a few songs and polishing them up for a public performance at the quarterly MCCM Community Concerts.
2-hour workshops every Saturday afternoon
Experienced Instructors with decades of band experience
Use of instruments and potential to earn own instruments after completing program benchmarks
It covers the following:
Managing the technical aspects of sound equipment
Arranging of song parts to meet the strengths of the band
Playing in rhythm with others
Adjusting sound volume to leave space for other band members
Communicating effectively with bandmates
Participants will be given the information they need to join and succeed in a small group. They will also be given opportunities to put that information to use, culminating in a public performance.
This program attempts to simulate a real-life band. Participants will be encouraged to find solutions within their group, just as band members do in real life. As a result of this course, participants will be more comfortable and have improved confidence playing in a group.