Schools

Musical Circles is proud to offer to primary and secondary schools a premium suite of incursion programs that include high-quality Workshops, Masterclasses, Residencies, Specialist Private Lessons, Concerts, and Shows.

Workshops

Our highly-engaging and stimulating Instrumental, Vocal, Percussion, Composition, Improvisation, Instrument Making, Music Technology, Performance, and Music Career Workshops aim to inspire students and to further their encounters with music. These sessions are generally appropriate for groups of up to 30 students.

PRIMARY – MUSIC
1. Guitar Technique in the Round
2. The Future of Music Making
3. Introducing Beat Boxing – The Art of Vocal Percussion
4. Identity and Female Composers
5. The Music in Me
6. Collaborative Composition – I, II, III
7. Instant IMPROV!
8. I Made This Percussion Instrument Myself!
9. I Built It Myself! Make a Banana Keyboard! – I, II, III
10. Vegetable Instruments, Healthy and Musical!
11. Recycled Music Instruments
12. The Show Must Go On (With Industry Guidance Q&A)
13. Flutes on the Loose!
14. Flutes, Fifes and Whistles!

PRIMARY – DANCE AND MOVEMENT
1. Hip Hop Grooves
2. The World of Hip Hop
3. Scream and Shout! Introduction to Cheerleading
4. Footloose

SECONDARY – MUSIC
1. Guitar Technique in the Round
2. The Future of Music Making
3. Something to Sing about
4. The Science of the Singing voice
5. Beat Boxing – The Art of Vocal Percussion
6. Identity and Female Composers
7. The Inner Songwriter
8. Collaborative Composition – I, II, III
9. Instant IMPROV!
10. I Made This Percussion Instrument Myself!
11. I Built It Myself! Make a Banana Keyboard! – I, II, III
12. Vegetable Instruments, Healthy and Musical!
13. Recycled Music Instruments
14. Electro-Acoustic Musique Concrete Composition – I, II, III
15. Vocal Looping with Technology/Electro-Acoustic Ensemble Performance – I, II, III
16. Perform Like a Pro
17. The Show Must Go On (With Industry Guidance Q&A)
18. Where Do We Go From Here? How to Make a Career in the Music Industry
19. Flutes on the Loose!
20. Flutes, Fifes and Whistles!
21. Conducting – Canons, Cues and Cutoffs
22. Un-Ravel-ing Orchestration

SECONDARY – DANCE AND MOVEMENT
1. Hip Hop Beat
2. The World of Hip Hop
3. Cheerleading – Ready, Ok!
4. Cool Metal

 

School Workshop Duration: 1 hour, with other durations available upon request.

NB. School teacher attendance and supervision is required.

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SPECIAL SCHOOLS

PRIMARY                         SECONDARY
Make Some Noise!        Make Some More Noise!
Songs of the World      Songs of the World

Appropriate for 8-10 students.

Special School Workshop Duration: 45 minutes, with other durations available upon request.

NB. Special school teacher attendance and supervision is required.

Masterclasses

Our Instrumental and Vocal Masterclasses provide students with a fresh and deeper insight into their music learning and are especially valuable as a preparation for competitions, exams, and recitals. These sessions are generally appropriate for groups of up to 30 students.

Masterclass Duration: 1 hour, with other durations available upon request.

NB. School teacher attendance and supervision is required.

Residencies

Our Residencies are ideal for longer-term projects and include Musician in Residence, Composer in Residence, Musical Director in Residence, Conductor in Residence, and Music Teacher in Residence programs. These programs provide ongoing in-school teaching and mentoring and serve to enhance the core music curriculum.

Residencies are flexible in duration and can extend from 1-2 days or longer as required. They can also occur as single sessions over several weeks. Tailored packages are available upon request.

PRIMARY
1. Wishing Upon A Musical? Showstopper Extraordinaire

 

SECONDARY
1. Wishing Upon A Musical? Showstopper Extraordinaire

 

More Residencies to come!
Stay tuned.

School Musical Residency Duration: 12 weeks, with other durations available upon request.

NB. School teacher attendance and supervision is required.

Specialist Private Lessons

Specialist one-to-one lessons are available on a variety of instruments including strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass), woodwind (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon), brass (horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, euphonium), as well as piano, guitar, and simple percussion. Singing lessons are also offered.

These are consultation lessons only, and are not ongoing. They provide students with an opportunity to gain a different perspective on their playing or singing from a qualified visiting instrumentalist or vocalist. Consultation lessons are ideal for polishing repertoire.

NB. This service normally requires a minimum of three lesson bookings for the specialist teacher on the same day.

Concerts

Our concerts are quality performances that inspire and leave positive, long-lasting memories. Students are able to interact with performers during or at the end of the concert.

These concerts are able to be fully customised to cater for your preference of performing combination and we can also accommodate requests for specific musical repertoire. Whether singing or playing, we can provide many types of music including classical, popular, modern, technology-based, and multicultural styles.

PRIMARY
1. Ballads That Rule the World
2. Pop Hits
3. Portraits in Percussion
4. Renaissance Recorders and other Early Music Wind Instruments
5. Baroque Miniatures and Musical Masterpieces: The Creation of the Clavichord
6. Flutes on the Loose!
7. Admiral King of the Sea

SECONDARY
1. Ballads That Change the World
2. Flute Fantasias
3. Pop Sensations
4. Portraits in Percussion
5. Vocal Electronica
6. Vocal Electronica and Percussion
7. Loco Love Songs
8. Quiero cantar – I Want To Sing
9. Renaissance Recorders and other Early Music Wind Instruments
10. Baroque Miniatures and Musical Masterpieces: The Creation of the Clavichord
11. Flutes on the Loose!
12. Admiral King of the Sea

More Concerts to come!
Stay tuned.

Concert Duration: 1 hour (40 minute performance, with 20 minutes interaction).

NB. School teacher attendance and supervision is required.

Shows

We have an impressive range of Shows that are presented by our Performing Artists who deliver top-quality performances.

Choose from the following selection of Shows:

PRIMARY
1. Popular Opera
2. Musical Theatre Showstoppers
3. Magical Singing
4. Brilliant Soloist
5. Blue Notes
6. All That Jazz
7. Multicultural Sounds
8. Global Shmobal
9. Outback Country
10. Opera FUN House
11. Flutes on the Loose!
12. Admiral King of the Sea
13. Marilyn Monroe to the Charts

SECONDARY
1. Enchanted Opera
2. Musical Theatre Spotlights
3. Classical Voice Taste
4. Virtuoso Soloist
5. Intimate Chamber Players
6. Jazz Hands
7. Distant and Exotic Lands
8. Out of This World
9. Rock ‘n Rolling in the Country
10. Passioni Vocali
11. Opera FUN House
12. Flutes on the Loose!
13. Admiral King of the Sea
14. Marilyn Monroe to the Charts


Show Duration: 1 hour (40 minute performance, with 20 minutes interaction).

NB. School teacher attendance and supervision is required.

Teacher Consultancy Service

This service is available to both classroom teachers and instrumental/vocal specialists.

Developing your teaching and maintaining professional currency takes significant time, effort, and enthusiasm. A great way to refine your approach and sustain career momentum can be achieved by booking in for one or several one-to-one or small-group Teacher Consultancy sessions.

These specialised sessions can provide a ‘fresh lens’ approach and are ideal for situations where teacher upskilling is required. They can also focus on general or specialised pedagogical-related issues, as well as assist with the development of teaching materials.

The nature of these flexible sessions is quite informal and relaxed, and communication can resemble one-to-one or small group settings, depending on the situation. Small group teacher exchanges can be particularly useful if you are seeking to network, share ideas and perspectives, discuss issues, gain input and feedback, gather resources, or develop a particular facet of your teaching.

School Booking Enquiry

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To request further information about our workshops, masterclasses, residencies, specialist private lessons, concerts, shows, and consultancy services – and to discuss your specific requirements and needs – please email info@musicalcircles.com.au or phone 0401 673 338. We will be happy to forward you a Booking Form with pricing lists.