Stage Works Performance Classes

Stage Works Performance Classes

Killarney School of Music is excited to announce the launch of our new “Stage Works” Performance Classes.

Prepare to SHINE with our new approach to developing live performance skills with Stage Works. This group class will combine various musicians, singers, dancers and story-tellers to prepare high quality live performance material.

In this class the students will learn all aspects of achieving excellence in live stage performance. This will include presentation skills, good tuning, timing, musical arrangement, harmony, use of amplification, audience interaction and accompaniment. Each group will prepare high quality live performance material and live performances will be integral part of the course.

Background

The idea for this course stems from the success of the Traditional Performance Group, which was originally just a pilot project. Students who participated in this class have not only gained a new set of musical, technical, social, practical, teamwork and creative skills, but they have also all gained tremendous personal self-confidence, satisfaction and competence from the experience. They have won the hearts of their audiences and are always very well received. Many of the original members have gone on to form their own groups/bands and find their own performance opportunities which they can now fulfil with great professionalism.

Stage Works aims to replicate this success story for many more student of Killarney School of Music.  It’s all about being prepared and able to deliver quality performances when the opportunities arise.

Basic Information

Class Duration: 1 Hour Weekly

Number of Student in Group: Max of 15 students in each group

Pre-requisites: StageWorks is open to both Killarney School of Music students and external students (not currently attending Killarney School of Music). Only suitable students are admitted to Stage Works Classes (not suitable for beginners).  The teacher has the final say and may have to arrange auditions.

Instruments/Disciplines Accepted in Stage Works Class: All instruments will be accepted including accompaniment instruments. Singing and Dancing will be an important part of the Stage Works groups. Please enquire at reception about suitable Stage-Works classes for singers and dancers.

What Will The Student Learn?

The student will learn all aspects of achieving excellence in live stage performance. This will include presentation skills, good tuning, timing, musical arrangement, harmony, use of amplification, audience interaction and accompaniment.

What About Actual Performance?

Live performances are an integral part of the course. Students will have the opportunity to perform concert style productions in quality venues to attentive audiences in the Killarney vicinity. There will be a minimum of three significant public performances for each Stage Works group.

Access to all future public concerts will be exclusively through Stage Works classes.

Benefits to Student:

The student will gain a new set of musical, technical, social, practical, teamwork and creative skills, They will also have increased personal self-confidence, satisfaction and competence from the experience. Stage Works makes learning music far more meaningful, generating a goal for the student and a new incentive to practice.

When Does it Commence:

A limited number of new Stage Works Classes will be commencing in Term 3 will full launch in September.

How Do I Register: Contact Killarney School of Music on 064-6637598 or email info@killarneyschoolofmusic.com

How Much Does It Cost: See Enrolment & Fees Section of Website

Check out some videos of the Original StageWorks Class, AkaTraditional Performance Group

Trad Performance Group playing in St Marys COI

Eleanor Plunket performed by the Performance group in a collaboration with a German Choir

Trad Performance Group in the INEC

This is Saints and Sinners performed in a concert in Killarney INEC

Trad Performance Group playing in Killarney School of Music

This was a concert performed by the Performance group, held at the Killarney School of Music.

Trad Performance Group playing in St Mary’s COI

Trip to Dingle performed by the Performance group as part of a collaboration.