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Instruments: Composition, Electronic Music Production
This class gives students the opportunity to further refine their recording and editing skills using Logic Pro X on a Macintosh computer.
Instruments: Drums, Guitar, Keyboard
This class gives students the opportunity to develop musical and stagecraft performance skills within a contemporary band/duo/solo artist. There is also an opportunity to apply these skills in a live performance (Gig) context*
Instruments: Brass, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Woodwind
By popular demand, we have created yet another youth orchestra! Our Beginner Youth Orchestra caters for children just starting on their music journey who have begun to learn an instrument and who can read basic music. Perfect for students in the Free Beginner Classes and basic Affordable Group Classes.
Instruments: Contemporary Guitar, Guitar
Affordable group classes for contemporary guitar provide a cost effective option to learn in a small group setting. Classes will run depending on interest and require a minimum of 3 students.
Instruments: Electronic Music Production
This class gives students the opportunity to create music using Logic Pro X on a Macintosh computer.
Instruments: Brass, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind
NCMA’s Greenhill Community Orchestra is a friendly community orchestra for musicians who enjoy playing together and preparing for public performances. Lovely variety of music and all instruments are welcome, particularly brass!
Instruments: Hand Bells
Have fun learning to play as part of a Hand Bell Choir using the NCMA’s historic Edrigde-MacLean Hand Bells. Immediately successful. No music reading skills necessary to start with. We will develop the ensemble playing skills needed to perform a variety of music.
This class gives students the opportunity to initiate, develop or refine their songwriting abilities. Guitar is selected as instrument of choice. However, most class material can be transferred and applied to a keyboard. NB: Its recommended that students can play open-chords on a guitar to a basic proficiency i.e. to recall and play a minimum of 3 different chords
Instruments: Marimba, Percussion
Have fun learning to play as part of a marimba ensemble using the NCMA percussion instruments. Immediately successful. No music reading skills necessary. Develop the ensemble playing skills needed to perform a variety of styles of music.
Instruments: General Music Experience
When we sing, when we move, when we play in a musical context, we explore the fundamental elements of music. Using song, dance and creative movement, body percussion, tuned and untuned percussion, creative storytelling and poetry we lay a strong foundation for musical development.
Instruments: Music Theory
These classes provide an affordable option for learning music theory in a group setting. Classes will run depending on interest and require a minimum of 3 students so bring a friend and join the fun! Please note that students working towards sitting their Grade 5 ABRSM theory of music exam will be required to purchase their own workbook.
Instruments: Double Bass, Drums, Electric Bass, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Trombone, Trumpet
Our NCMA Youth Jazz Orchestra in association with the Nelson Jazz Club, gets together on Mondays as part of the NCMA Jazz Pathway. It is an 18-piece big band for players under 19 years old.