Rap & Beats Workshops / Song-in-a-Day Workshops
What are these workshops?
GMCBeats run workshops covering creative songwriting, rapping, singing, recording, beatmaking & music technology for schools, youth groups, businesses & for special occasions. Over the past 5 years, we have created over 600 tracks with national TV, radio and press exposure, music videos, iTunes & CD album releases.
What are the benefits of these workshops?
These workshops are designed to give people confidence in their own creativity through writing and also to build up their technical skills in recording and production (participants will get a hands on experience of recording equipment, producing music and writing lyrics). Creating original music builds confidence, and exploring different topics for songs helps develop knowledge of music, technology and society. Most of all, these workshops engage participants in something that is highly expressive and even therapeutic.
What age groups do they suit?
They are suitable for just about anyone who wants to make music – no matter what age or ability. No musical experience is necessary. People of all ages get the chance to write and record their own lyrics and make music using the latest technology to a professional standard. We have recorded kids as young as 3 and adults as old as 83!
How long is a workshop?
Workshops can be as long or as short as you like. In schools, typically a full day (or two half days) works well per class or group, as it allows plenty of time for brainstorming, showcasing the technology, writing lyrics, rehearsing and recording.
Shorter workshops are possible too. In some cases, regular workshops over a number of weeks can work well. We will design the workshops to suit your needs, ages, abilities and group size. Throughout the workshop, participants will be kept entertained and always involved in the creative process.
Radio quality tracks on CD and MP3, also available online to stream at home. Extra options of music videos, music website, a showcase performance, CD cover and posters designed.
Here are the workshops featured on RTE’s Nationwide TV show:
Check out some music videos made at GMCBeats’ workshops.
GMCBeats Youth Crew – I Like It (Video produced by Damien Murphy – Limbo Media)
GMCBeats Workshops featured on RTE Secret Millionaire (2013)
Coláiste Eoin Finglas – Freedom (Music Video) (2016)
GMCBeats Workshops on RTE Elev8 – Hip Hop Saved My Life (2014)
Ballincollig Youth Reach – I Don’t Know Why I Love You (2016) – Winning Entry to the X-Hale Competition
Dean O’Neill, Ryan-O, Pepsii & GMCBeats Workshops – Music Generation (Video produced by Damien Murphy – Limbo Media)
The Break it Down Initiative – Believe (Video produced by GMCBeats Workshops)
Mahon Youth Development Project – Cigarettes are Manky (Video produced by GMCBeats Workshops)
The Break it Down Initiative – What’s That Noise (Video produced by GMCBeats Workshops)
Scoil Iosagain & GMCBeats – The Santa Anthem (Video produced by Zombie.ie)
Some of the tracks recently recorded at GMCBeats Workshops