Music Studio at Kendal College
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Our Music courses are designed to offer a broad introduction to the many aspects of the popular music industry with a strong emphasis on group work and developing performance skills. Students will be expected to take part in regular public performances at a range of local venues and events. The courses are aimed at students with a strong interest in music and they will be given the chance to explore their natural talent and test their creativity in a broad range of performing and production tasks. They will also learn how to rehearse, practice, perform, compose, and use music technology in a creative and inspiring way to prepare for progression to university and careers in the music business.
“I have been playing guitar for over 12 years now and it has always been my passion, so for me this course was a perfect way of pursuing it and was also a great stepping stone to higher education. Kendal College was the one which stood out to me, above the others, due to it providing great opportunities, facilities and equipment to all of its students, but more importantly very knowledgeable and inspiring tutors. The course has a good balance between both the practical and theoretical sides of music performance and technology, allowing the students to not only get a good amount of time practising and improving in a practical environment, but also gain a great deal of relevant knowledge to help them on their journey. The college provides you with great opportunities to experience performing and recording in professional environments, meet and work with other musicians, and also use the facilities, such as the rehearsal booths and the recording studio, outside scheduled curriculum hours. After college I plan on going to the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts to study music performance and song writing.”
BTEC Level 3 Music
Over the last 20 years, the Music Department at Kendal College has developed an excellent reputation for producing students who are superbly prepared for Higher Education and employment, both in terms of performance ability and technical knowledge. The continuous development of our courses including our wide range of technical resources is down to the experience and expertise of the lecturing team – all of whom have diverse professional backgrounds within the music industry.
The College’s fantastic music facilities are fully equipped to professional, industry standards and are recognised as one of the best resourced sound recording teaching centres in the UK for Level 3 courses. Our Arts & Media campus is a vibrant, exciting, creative space with music rehearsal booths enabling bands to practice, perform, compose and develop using impressive specialist equipment under the guidance of expert staff. Additional facilities include a purpose-built, inhouse venue with a Yamaha M7CL digital live desk, a full Pro Tools recording system based around an Allen and Heath 32 channel GL4, a concert PA system, Presonus Studio One, and a large range of outboard equipment. Music composition is supported by a new iMac suite, which utilises a range of industry-standard software.
Many of our students progress to university or higher level study to undertake a Music or Sound Engineering/Technology degree. Employment opportunities in the music industry are varied and range from Performing and Teaching to Engineering, Production and Events Management.
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