Free Workshops & Masterclasses
USM is excited to bring you the latest and most up to date masterclasses, workshops and live events for musicians, artists and entrepreneurs in today’s music industry.
Simply scroll down to select your preferred event and fill in the booking form to secure your free spot…it’s that simple!
Limited places are available so book in quick to avoid missing out.
MUSIC & MONEY: How to break into the music business
Date: SUNDAY 10th JUNE
11am – 3pm (includes breaks)
Suitable for ages 17 – 35
By the end of this free event, you will have discovered the tools and secrets to building a successful independent music business in today’s new music industry.
Full event & registrations details available here
SINGING FOR INSTRUMENTALISTS
Date: TUESDAY. 10th July
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Attention drummers, bass/guitar and piano players!
Do you attempt to sing whilst playing along to your favourite song struggling to keep in sync? Struggling to sing harmonies in the band?
This workshop is a game changer. Learn how to effectively introduce techniques like the ‘Rotating Focus’ principle and witness a live transformation take place on stage. After completing this workshop, you will own the tools to elevate your singing and integration with playing to a whole new level.
GUITAR CHORD MASTERY
Date: Wednesday 4th July
Ages: 12-35 years +
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm
Are you over playing the same old basic chords over and over? Want to expand your chord knowledge to give you the ability to play an abundant amount of songs? Take your guitar playing to the next level with bar chords!
In this masterclass you will learn:
- How to apply 110 bar chords in 5 simple steps
- What are bar chords and why should you learn to play them?
- Bar chord technique tips
- The essential bar chord shapes
- Explore bar chord exercises to help you keep on track towards bar chord success
By the end of this masterclass, you will learn the tools to become an accomplished player of some of the most used chords in music history!
EASY EDM: Your shortcuts to a finished piece
THURSDAY 12th JULY
If you find yourself strapped for time & ideas, “Easy EDM” will tackle many of the issues that today’s modern producer will encounter.
The aim of Easy EDM is to beat writer’s block & create a sound workflow by:
- Utilising blocking in arrangement view to easily craft an engaging arrangement
- Use audio plugins to add dynamics to your mix without the hassle of using third party soft synths
- Use flagging to model & perfect a finished piece
By the end of the workshop you will be equipped with all the tools to improve your workflow and save hours on your writing process.
PLAY PIANO BY EAR
Date: Monday 2nd July
Ages: 12- 35 +
They say, “All roads lead to Rome,” and the same goes when it comes to playing the piano. There are different ways to learn to play piano and one of them is by ear. In this masterclass, you will learn tips to sharpen your aural skills through:
- Melodic recognition
- Interval hearing
- Sound quality produced by different types of chords
This masterclass will give you the tools to learn new music more effectively as you begin to develop your hearing skills and make accurate assessments on your sound quality, pitch and tonality.