Summer Workshops 2018

Join our 5 day ensemble workshops

at The North London Music Academy.

These workshops provide hands-on learning experience, combined with a unique group dynamic for aspiring musicians.

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JAZZ ENSEMBLE WORKSHOP

Dates: 13TH – 17TH AUGUST 2018

& 20TH – 24TH AUGUST 2018

Time: 10AM – 1PM

Ages: 11- 16 YEARS OLD

Levels: Minimum of Grade 3 standard

Price: £250 per student (normally £300)

Sibling discount available, please contact for more information.

Expect the week to focus on performing, improvisation, learning to read music as a part of a repertoire and having fun.
At the end of the 5th day, students will perform in a small band setting.
Benefits of this workshop:
  • Students gain confidence from the class, boosting their progress towards higher musicianship.
  • Student learn the art of teamwork
  • Practical insight into what careers as a Jazz musician entail
Instrumentalists required:
Rhythm Section
1 Bass guitar or double bass
1 Drums
1 of either Guitar and Piano (or one of each)
Frontline
Any Brass/Wind instruments (trumpet/trombone/sax/clarinet/flute etc) – 3 in total.
Ensemble playing is a crucial area of development for any young musician and we encourage this at every level.

TEACHER BIO: Chris Maddock

Chris studied classical saxophone at Trinity College of Music (Junior Dpt) from the age of 11, also studying Jazz Saxophone with great tenor Saxophonist Leigh Etherington. Chris gained a scholarship place on the BMus (Hons) Jazz degree course at Birmingham Conservatoire at the age of 18, where he studied Saxophone with such luminaries as Mike Williams, Julian Siegal, Jean Toussaint and Iain Dixon. Chris achieved both grade 8 Classical Saxophones and Piano by the age of 14, and was awarded an exhibition award for achievement in Grade 8 Saxophones. He also holds an ATCL diploma in Saxophones and as of 2007, was awarded the Hambourg Award for improvisation multiple times. In 2010 Chris was awarded the Mike Gibbs/BBC big band prize for Jazz Orchestra composition/arranging. He has recently returned from a 2015 summer tour of Brazil with Louis Hoover and the Hollywood orchestra.

LIMTED SPACES AVAILABLE 

TO SECURE A PLACE WITH A DEPOSIT

SIGN UP HERE OR CALL 0207 388 9090

To secure your place, you can either pay a £100 deposit (the remainder due 7 days before the workshop start date) or make the full payment at the time of your booking.

ROCK & POP ENSEMBLE WORKSHOP

Dates: 13TH – 17TH AUGUST 2018

& 20TH – 24TH AUGUST 2018

Time: 2.30PM – 5.30PM

Ages: 11- 16 YEARS OLD

Levels: Minimum of Grade 3 standard

Price: £250 per student (normally £300)

Sibling discount available, please contact for more information.

Expect the week to focus on performing, improvisation, learning popular songs, stage presence and having fun.
At the end of the 5th day, students will perform in a small band setting.

Expect the 5 day workshop to focus on the following:

“From the practice room to the stage”

– choosing the repertoire: how to figure out the best setlist for the band

– best practice schedule: time-management and best practice routines

– rehearsal time: how to get the best from your time in the practice room with your band

– preparing for the show: mental and physical preparation to hit the stage

– last minute tips: final warmup

– the big show: let’s rock!

Instrumentalists required:
1 Bass guitar
1 Guitar
1 Drummer
1 Pianist
1-3 Singers
Ensemble playing is a crucial area of development for any young musician and we encourage this at every level.

TEACHER BIO: Emiliano

Emiliano Bonanomi is a professional guitar teacher and player. He covers many different styles from Rock to Pop, Blues, Funk, Metal and has more than fifteen years of experience as a gigging guitarist and teacher.

He holds a Masters degree (MMus) in Popular Music Performance – Guitar from UEL – ICMP (The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance of London) and he graduated from “RGA – Rock Guitar Academy” by Donato Begotti in Milan (Italy) previously. He also attended masterclasses with world renewed guitarists like Robben Ford and Italian estimated professionals like Bruno Santori, Luca Colombo and Fabrizio Frigeni. With the latest, he finally got certificates for lead and rhythm rock guitar at the Conservatoire “G. Donizetti” of Bergamo. He works as a Guitar Tutor, teaching students of all levels and skills from very beginners to advanced players (at any ages, both as individuals and groups). He is a Yamaha Music System certified educator and can teach lead and rhythm techniques in rock, pop, blues, funk, metal. Lectures about Rockschool grades, modern theory and harmony, digital music production, guitar setup and maintenance are other topics covered in his lessons.

Finally, he is also an endorser/demonstrator for the Italian amplifiers company Gurus Amps and collaborates with singer-songwriters (Freya Alley, Melinda Ortner, Paula Arismendi, Charlotte Kaye,…) and several Musicians agencies in London.

LIMTED SPACES AVAILABLE 

TO SECURE A PLACE WITH A DEPOSIT

SIGN UP HERE OR CALL 0207 388 9090 

To secure your place, you can either pay a £100 deposit (the remainder due 7 days before the workshop start date) or make the full payment at the time of your booking.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

PLEASE CALL 0207 388 9090 OR EMAIL INFO@NORTHLONDONMUSICACADEMY.COM

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