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May, June & July 2022 Stylistic Development for Drummers: a series of one-off specialist workshops. View & Book
Week Commencing 25th July 2022 Summer Workshops View & Book

Explore Our Music Workshops & Courses

Looking for musical things to do in Newbury? Want something fun and local to keep the kids entertained over the holidays? Or simply want to find an enjoyable music course or workshop to develop your skills?

Don't get bored or stuck in a rut! Book your place on one of our exciting and enriching music courses or workshops! Find an excellent range to choose from, such as half-day sessions, 1-day workshops to weekly music classes for a variety of ages groups from toddlers to teens (and adults too!).

Stylistic Development for Drummers - a series of specialist workshops exploring different genres and their associated skills, grooves and techniques

Wednesdays, 6pm - 8pm
Various Dates May to July 2022

Stylistic Development for Drummers

a series of specialist workshops exploring different genres and their associated skills, grooves and techniques

Dive deeper into popular genres of drumming with our very own drum kit specialist Will Brunsden. Each fortnight during the summer term, you’ll spend two hours taking a whistle-stop tour of a different genre, exploring and developing a toolkit of new techniques, rhythms and grooves needed to play in that style. These sessions take place between 6 and 8pm on a Wednesday – dates below.

Find out more about course tutor Will Brunsden here.

Suitability: Intermediate to advanced drummers c. grade 3 to 8.

£29 per workshop
Book all 7 workshops and receive 1 free.

Sign up to individual workshops below. If you would like to take part in all 7 workshops,
click here to contact Hogan Music and receive the 7th workshop free.



World Drumming: Weds 29th June, 6-8pm


GROOVES: Latin, Bossa Nova, samba, Songo and Afro Cuban grooves.
TECHNIQUE: Understanding the basic of clave patterns and applying four-way co-ordination.
SKILLS: The application to the drum kit of claves with foot ostinatos. Students will aim to understand what makes them different from each other.

Expect to hear music from the likes of Fela Kuti, Horacio "El Negro" Hernández, Alex Acuna and many more.

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Hip-Hop: Weds 13th July, 6-8pm


GROOVES: The re-application of grooves from a wide array of genres within this style.
TECHNIQUE: The reapplication of the shuffle groove along with Funk and swung 16th note grooves.
SKILLS: Learn a deeper understanding of syncopation in different subdivisions, while achieving an electronic-processed sound through an acoustic instrument.

Expect to hear music from the likes of The Roots, D’Angelo, Drake, Stormzy and many more.

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Reggae and Ska: Wed 27th July, 6-8pm


GROOVE: Learning the difference between a one drop feel, Stepper and a rocker.
TECHNIQUE: This will work on your confidence in playing syncopated/swung hi hat rhythms, applying the cross stick and ghost notes.
SKILLS: Establishing awareness between straight and swung grooves in a Reggae-Ska style.

Expect to hear music from the likes of Bob Marley, The Specials, Jimmy Cliff, and many more.

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Course Venue
Hogan Music, 123-126 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, RG14 5BN

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Hogan Music's Summer Courses - get involved makign music this summer

Week Commencing 25th July 2022

Summer Workshops

Week long music making events

Keep your child making music this summer! We’ve put together a packed week full of inspiring, musical workshops for your child to enjoy including beginner instrumental sessions, workshops with Corn Exchange, Newbury and Ragtime Theatre School as well as our popular Band Jam course. Don’t forget, if you’re yet to use your school membership discount on a workshop this year, do this now before the academic year is over. Group memberships receive a £35.00 discount, duo memberships receive £50.00 and solo memberships receive £100. Places on each workshop are limited, so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you have a question, email tuition@hoganmusic.co.uk or call 01635 496 57

Course Fees:
- Half day = £35.00
- Full day = £50.00
- Band Jam = £105.00 (3 afternoons)

School membership discounts:
- Group membership = £35.00
- Duo membership = £50.00
- Solo membership = £100.00


Schedule


Monday 9:30-12:00
Ukulele Band with Ben
Learn new skills, strum your favourite chords and discover some new songs with other ukulele players!
Any age, any standard!


Monday 13:00-15:30
Songwriting Discovery with Louisa
Gather all the tools you need to write your very own first song in this dedicated workshop.
9-14 years old, no experience needed!


Tuesday 9:30-12:00
Keyboard Grooves with Laura
Spend a morning learning some new tunes, discovering new techniques and working as a group to perform together.
For students 6-11 years old.


Tuesday 13:00-15:30
Behind the scenes with Corn Exchange Newbury
Join Technical Manager Hilda Harper to find out more about behind the scenes life at a professional theatre.
For students 8-13 years old.


Wednesday 9:30-12:00
Musical Mayhem with Ragtime Theatre School
Love Encanto and Moana? Sign up for an afternoon learning the songs, putting actions and words to them with our friends at Ragtime Theatre School.
For students 7-11 years old.


Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 13:00-15:30
Summer Band Jam

Put your skills into practice with our 3-day Band Jam. Form a band, choose the songs and practice together under the expert guidance of our pro-players.
For students 7-12 years old with min. of 1 term of lessons.


Thursday 9:30-12:00
Drum Lab with Will
Time to explore some new grooves and beats as we assemble all our drum kits for this fun morning of drumming.
For students 8-13 years old, no experience or up to two years playing.


Friday 9:30-12:00
Guitar Riffs with Ben
Beginner chords, finger technique and new songs – all covered in this morning of guitar fun!




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Interested but can't make that week?
Click here to register interest for w/c 8th August.

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Course Venue
Hogan Music,
Winchcombe Place, 123-126 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, RG14 5BN

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