Keyboard Evolution™ is designed for first year high school and can be delivered over a term, 6 months or a year depending on the structure of music in the school timetable. The program gets students interacting and playing the keyboard from the first session. As a three-staged process, students learn musical concepts and note reading, participate in “The Main Event” which can be performed individually, in small groups or with the entire class and complete a quick quiz to cement their learning.
The Keyboard Evolution™ program caters for both elementary and advanced music students being in the same class simultaneously. Additionally the program offers extension work for the advanced students to ensure they are engaged in the classroom activity without the teacher having to write a separate program for them.
"The greatest strength of the program is that every child is able to achieve something by the end of the lesson." (Simon Smith, Director of Music - Barker College)
Keyboard Evolution™ also contains project-based activities, centred around composition, listening and performance and is fully supported on line via our website for all the teacher resources including video clips, backing tracks and extension material.
If you would like more information and detail on the content of the workbook, teacher resources and links to the syllabus curriculum, click here
Keyboard Evolution Program Overview
Behind the Scenes
Studio Sessions™ is a program with multiple delivery options for teachers. Each of the sessions is able to be executed within the classroom setting using keyboards, computers or recordable device such as the JamHub. This allows the majority of schools to integrate at least one hardware solution per Session - or up to three depending on the schools' resources. Additionally the 10 Session outline can be completed intensively over one term, or spread out over 6 or 12 months.
The 10 Session program is divided into three themes: Be a Music Producer; Be an Audio Engineer and Be a Film Composer.
Within the course, students experience an introduction to more advanced music techniques including sampling, looping, multi-track recording, sequencing and creating special effects. Simultaneously, students are learning and participating in the key curriculum requirements through Performance, Listening, Composition and Music Production. Studio Sessions™ consists of student workbook, and website resources for both student and teachers including video clips, backing tracks and extension material.
Studio Sessions™ is currently in pilot throughout 2012 with the community of schools participating in the Keyboard Evolution™ program and will be released for 2013. For more information on Studio Sessions™, please click here.