Do You want to play in a band?
At MANHATTAN MUSIC all students are encouraged to interact with others in a band or group situation through our various workshops. Students will learn the importance of listening to other players, and will have a better understanding of co-operation and teamwork.
Emphasis is placed on creativity, musical experimentation, and self-development. Students have the opportunity to express themselves and gain an understanding of their contribution to their performance, adding to their own self-worth. Students also benefit from acquiring skills to rehearse and develop a repertoire, enabling them to perform live in an ensemble/band situation. Our Band Workshops further teach students to be professional and organised, punctual, attentive, to compromise, and be respectful of others and their opinions. Band Workshops cover all styles of music including Pop, Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Alternative/ Classical Rock.
All students are, whenever possible, grouped into workshops with students of similar ability and age, in order to maximise their learning opportunities.
Band Workshops are a fantastic introduction to students who have never performed in an ensemble/band situation. Student levels of co-operation, enthusiasm, attentiveness, and concentration increase during these workshops. These are personal skills that will benefit the student in any task they undertake throughout their career.