WORKSHOPS


  The Livewire Project offer five interactive workshops to cater for different skill levels and age groups. These are:
  1. Improvisation
  2. Music from other cultures
  3. Original composition
  4. Use of technology in music
  5. VCE/HSC performance
1. Improvisation Workshop This workshop is tailored to suit any skill level. Can be adaptable to suit beginners and younger class groups as well as more advanced students. 2. Music from other cultures This workshop takes students on a musical journey through the world. 3. Original composition This workshop is ideal for high school ages st         The Livewire Project workshop teaches students to experiment with new sounds, effects pedals and loop stations. The Livewire Project will provide a piece to learn during the workshop that incorporates basic improvisation skills and leave resources for students to continue developing these ideas throughout the school year. Equipment is provided and all students will have an opportunity to play on the electric instruments, but it is recommended to bring an instrument along for full participation in the workshop. The Livewire Project can run up to three workshops over the course of the school day and tailor each workshop to be specific to the group. Schools can have the option of choosing a key focus area for each workshop. Options are;
  1. Improvisation
  2. Music from other cultures
  3. Original composition
  4. Use of technology in music
  5. VCE/HSC performance
Duration: 60 minutes    
Testimonials: 'Willow and Linden from “The Imprints” came to Yarra Valley Grammar and performed for students from Tintern, Luther and Yarra. The students were astounded at the complexity of sounds “The Imprints” produced and the way the music cleverly and yet naturally evolved. The actual violin sound itself was warm and mellow and just beautiful to listen to. Then Willow wowed the students with her virtuosic improvised fast runs! Following the concert Willow conducted a workshop with the students where she introduced a simple looping routine. The students were inspired and enthusiastic to take the concept in their own hands and develop it. Willows gentle way of relating to the students and her encouraging remarks added to a successful day and we look forward to welcoming “The Imprints” back in the near future.' Shelley Heath, Head of Strings, Yarra Valley Grammar School