I am currently getting ready to launch my new idea – the Music Challenge Project.
This is aimed at both adults or children who want to learn a particular song and then record it or perform it for their friends or family.
The challenge is:
- Learn to play your favourite piece, whatever it may be, from classical to rock, traditional to garage, on your chosen instrument in just a few months.
- Create a complete, unique version of your song using state of the art equipment and produce a CD of your work.
- Finally, perform your version live in front of a supportive audience.
As an extra bit of motivation participants also have the option to get sponsorship for the challenge to stop them from backing out! My original inspiration came from working with school children who lacked enthusiasm when learning traditional pieces. I noticed they were much more inspired when learning a song that they liked with the goal of producing their own CD. The challenge also includes learning digital recording techniques in the studio and promoting and presenting your work. Some of students have even made videos of themselves performing, here is my former student, Jimmy, playing ‘Apologise’ by Justin Timberlake.