Want to try your hand at improvisation? Got a song in your head that you want to get out? Perhaps you dream of being able to bust out a wicked Gypsy tune to impress your friends?
Well now you can learn the techniques, tricks and tunes from the musicians themselves at the first ever Vortex Summer School! Three unique one-week courses and three one-day workshops to inspire and boost the musician in you.
Alongside learning and playing, you will have the chance to perform to family and friends, and at a public event on 16th August. This is an opportunity to get involved in some fun, summer music making in a friendly environment.
Tutor: Tara Franks A cross-generational jam where together we devise a new piece of music from scratch using instruments you bring along, your voice and/or percussion. Come and have fun making music with musicians of all ages, experiences and abilities. Play and create [...]
Test Led by critically acclaimed pianist Bruno Heinen, and guitarist Kristian Borring, this course is aimed at musicians who would like to learn more about how to improvise in a variety of styles including jazz, blues, soul and swing. We [...]
Tutors: Bruno Heinen & Kristian Borring In this fun crash course in improvisation we will be learning a few songs by ear written by the greats of jazz and blues. It is open to anyone aged 10 and up, and [...]
Tutors: Yvette Riby-Williams and Bruno Heinen Led by the world renowned ‘Boxettes’ singer Yvette Riby-Williams and critically acclaimed pianist and composer Bruno Heinen, this week will be a fun, friendly crash course in song writing, song interpretation and vocal technique. [...]
Includes Gypsy Songs Day Tutor: Gundula Gruen Experience gypsy cultures by learning Balkan and Eastern European Folk and Gypsy tunes. Session times 10.30-3.30pm daily (Social until 6pm) Performance Friday 6.30pm Who is it for? All ages – from 13 upwards [...]
Tutor: Gundula Gruen Who is it for? All ages –children below 13 must be accompanied by an adult Anybody who loves to sing – no previous knowledge necessary Mixed level, mixed vocal range – there are easier and more difficult [...]
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