New Group Guitar Courses
I have scheduled upcoming group guitar courses to start this week on July 16. The school has also scheduled new level 3 and 2 courses, to commence the week of July 23 on Mondays at 6 pm and 8 pm .
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Upcoming School Concert
I have scheduled out next school concert for September 23. The Creative Guitar School Social Club will hold the concert at the Armadale Uniting Church.
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Advanced Guitar Groups
I am calling out to all guitar students who wish to be part of our guitar ensembles. The new ensembles will interpret arranged tracks of pop standards.
All students will learn to define melodic roles as soloists or accompanists. All accompanists will experience the pleasure of developing melodic accompaniment. The will also learn to present a given composition in an improvised manner. They will create melodic variations that will maintain the attention of the listener throughout their performance. We will record all tracks live and share them on our social networks.
This is a unique opportunity to further develop your musical skills and to participate in a challenging musical experience.
The ensemble will perform live on September 23 at the Creative Guitar School Concert.
Melbourne Guitar Courses starting May 4
I have scheduled to start all Melbourne guitar courses on May 4. At present, there is availability left for the following guitar group courses; all groups have 4 students, students that study privately, may by appointment, attend any group class.
Guitar Level 1
- One slot, Mondays at 6 pm
- Another slot left, Tuesdays 6 pm
- One slot, Wednesdays 6 pm
Creative Guitar Level 2
- One slot, Wednesdays 7 pm
Creative Guitar Level 3
- One slot, Thursdays 7pm
I require al new students to undergo a short interview, so I may asses their skills for all Melbourne Guitar Courses starting May 4. I always like to understand not only what a student knows, but also how they learn music, in the most effective manner. Some times, we tend to be more receptive to visual than aural cues.
Music learning will always require strong music recognition skills; students must also constantly develop performance skills, that will allow them to develop melodic and rhythmic variations of the composition, they choose to perform.
Music is fun
I like to play music because I enjoy myself and I am also able to share this enjoyment with others. I like to share with my students the general need of giving and receiving in life. We tend to enjoy music much more when we are able to give something we create, and perform it to others, as if it was a true gift that will be received with love; as a consequence, anxiety and other emotions that might impede this flow, disappear.
I will be commencing my yearly series of Melbourne Concerts, this coming June. I will be producing the majority of the concerts, at the Armadale Uniting Church; showcasing prominent Australian World Music artists.
Flamenco Guitars for Sale
Please book an appointment to check out my collection of, flamenco guitars for sale, that I have in Melbourne. I personally have hand picked all theses guitars over the years; based upon the fact that when I come across a rare guitar that projects its spectrum, in a balanced manner, I buy it.
Libros de Musica
My book, “ libros de música, el Arreglo, un Puzzle de Expresión Musical, “ will be featured for sale at the Feria del Libro, San Jordi, Libreria Bosch, on April 23, in Barcelona, Spain, 2017.
Creative Music Workshops
Targeting well-being through social interaction and self-expression in structured, creative music workshops. In two hours we will create, in a group performance, a composition using vocals, percussion and instruments. Participants will take home a video with studio quality audio of our final performance of the music workshops.
Musical Skills required: None
Limited spaces: 10 dollars registration fee.
Date: October 15th and 22nd
Time: 5 till 7pm
Organisation: Thomas Lorenzo, TOORAK UNITING CHURCH
Kinross Arts and Spirituality Centre
TOORAK UNITING CHURCH
603 Toorak Road, Toorak
Victoria, Australia, 3142
Facilitated by; Thomas Lorenzo: composer, producer and music theorist. Ex-Lecturer Paul Mc Cartney College of Music. LIPA: UK . Director of Creative Guitar School, Melbourne
Outcome: To record a group composition on video and audio using body percussion, vocals, instruments, guitars -if applicable-, based on diatonic motif development.
Skills to be developed:
• Short and long memory
• Team work
Participants will develop in these music workshops their understanding of artistic processes and contributions to the development of the aesthetic, cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. In other words, they will have a good time, they will create music, they will express themselves, and they will work in a team situation to achieve a group outcome.