Rap, Beats, Songwriting & Recording
What are these workshops?
GMCBeats run workshops covering creative songwriting, rapping, singing, recording, beatmaking & music technology for schools, youth groups, businesses & for special occasions. Since 2009, we have created over 900 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.
What do we get at the end of the workshop?
How much does a workshop cost?
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What is a Rap & Beats workshop?
How long is a workshop?
Workshops can be as long or as short as you like. Typically a full school day (or two half days) works well per class or group, as it allows plenty of time for brainstorming, showcasing technology, writing lyrics, rehearsing and recording.
Shorter workshops are possible too. In some cases, regular hourly workshops over a number of weeks can work quite well. We will design the workshops to suit your needs, student ages, abilities and class sizes. Throughout the workshop, students will be kept entertained and always involved in the creative process!
What age group are these workshops suitable for?
GMCBeats has delivered workshops for all primary & secondary school ages from junior infants to sixth year. Our rap and beats workshops are very accessible and we want to show that ANYONE can make music regardless of age or experience. We will always keep student’s interests, abilities and literacy in mind.
What are the outcomes of these workshops?
The main aim is to get a high quality finished piece of music produced and recorded onto CD and MP3. In doing so, students will learn fun rhyming techniques, use the latest technology for making beats & melodies, write their own lyrics and raps, get a chance to record themselves rapping or singing.
You may also want to release a CD with professional artwork to fund raise for the school, create a music video, put on a show for parents, create a website or possibly enter the song into a national competition. GMCBeats can look after all of these.