Virtual Rock Academy Melbourne XIX – April 6 – April 10, 2020
Booking link at bottom of page
We’re not going to give up that easily … let’s rock online, together!
It’s common for bands and musicians to write songs online together, sharing ideas and files with each other until a song is born, now you get the opportunity to create online with a group of talented teenage musicians.
Add to that the chance to get creative and proceed a music video to go in hand with your song, all to be presented on a special online broadcast.
- Clean your room for three days, homework, chores, mow the lawn
Bookings are now open for Virtual Rock Academy for teenagers from all over Australia, so be quick to register your spot.
As an added bonus Victorian Young Lions will receive a free membership to Music Victoria.
Using online platforms we will be able to replicate certain elements of Rock Academy and create new challenges for all of our Young Lions.
So a three day program focused on writing one original song and delivering a music video for that song, then all put together for a Facebook Live show at the end of the week.
How, I hear you say, well we assume each Young Lion has a mobile phone with camera and access to a computer, that’s pretty much all that’s needed.
We’ll use Google Hangouts (or something similar) for our larger group sessions, which we’ll keep shorter and sharper, but will still allow for everyone to participate and interact.
Young Lions will be placed into bands to write an original song together, using a video conference platform with chat function and file transfers. Young Lions can use an audio interface (which many may already have) or just record directly to computer or phone they can transfer files to each other until they have a full song layered up.
It’s not the quality of the recording that matters, it’s the song, the collaboration and the creativity that matters, and with hurdles comes the challenge of thinking outside the box and solving problems together.
We believe this connection can help us through a different and uncertain time in all our lives and help teach us how we can, and indeed must stay connected through this. The wheel must keep turning. Yes, “the show must go on”.
We will have a group session on recording at home with our amazing producer (Dean from Wrangler Studios) and guide everyone on how to get the best results, even drummers. From recording software, be it professional or free basic intuitive ones, to simply recording with a phone recorder (usually adequate to get the instrument part recorded and shared with the group).
But that’s not all, we will be setting our Young Lions the challenge to create and produce a music video to complement their song. They decide and storyboard their video and record the elements and use available technology to put the video together. To help with this we have arranged a filmmaking/music video workshop to guide them, you can see some of Oli Sansom’s work here – https://www.therockacademy.com.au/artofrock/.
So on Friday, April 10 at 7.30 pm we’ll have the premier of the songs and videos created through the week, introduced by the mentors Live on Facebook.
That’s Virtual Rock Academy.
Where here to help and support you and your musical ambitions, so if you’re confused about something or not sure how it may work, give Alan a call one 0418 554 962 or via the Contact Us page.
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