Nathan Bull, our very own guitar tutor and community musician at The Bunker, took on our Summer School of Rock and made it a complete success. Working with learners from instrument tuition – as well as newbies -, he took them through the ins and outs of putting a band together along with Adrian Dunn.
Together they delivered a week long workshop for young people aged between 8-16 years old.
During their time that they spent with us, the participants learnt how to play a range of different instruments, how to really focus their musical skills and they arranged a piece of music that they then practised together and recorded on the Friday of that week.
Under the direction of Nathan & Adrian, they developed new techniques for writing lyrics and composing songs, which will help them with future tracks – should they decide to put a band together!
The song structures were created using a special app that Nathan made himself which helped to generate different chords allowing them to easily piece together a tune. This was also fun for the participants, as they got to use a new software to assist them with their arrangement.
Cameron, 8 years old, said, “I thought it was a lot of fun, it was good to meet new people and I learnt a lot about music. It was very educational”. When asked if he would attend Summer School of Rock again, he said that it was definitely a go-ahead, we just need to tell him when!
Nathan was very proud of the individuals that took part that week and had this to say: “the whole event went really well and I was so surprised at the progress that the kids were making, I would happily do it again!”
The Bunker gained a new record for participants joining their workshop this time around!
Check out the track that they recorded at the end of their week together:
As a result of the weeks success, The Bunker are starting up a new Band Club, which will begin THIS Friday (09/09) – for more details, check out the poster below:
If you can’t wait until our next Summer School of Rock, come down and join our guitar club, drum club or singing club. We offer extraordinary services for the best prices!
We also offer online tutorials covering some of the basics if you can’t make it to one of our sessions:
For more information, call 0191 567 1777, email email@example.com, message us on Facebook or listen out for us on Spark FM @ 10am every Thursday.