Music Courses In Gambia

Introduction To Music

Basic music theory (modern and traditional). Study of different types of music, rhythm and percussion.

Mode – Classroom based practical and theory, home studies, field trips.
Assessment – Exams, practical and theory, teacher assessment.
Outcomes – Students will have a basic knowledge and understanding of music, including how to read and write music.

Solo instrument

Background and history of your chosen instrument, workings and care of instrument, one time initiation, bi weekly lessons.

Mode – One on one tuition (bi weekly), group projects, home studies. Assessment – Exam (practical / aural), teacher assessment. Outcomes – student should be able to play to a proficient level according to their ability, will have a broader understanding of their instrument.

Academy Band

Weekly rehearsals, performing as live band monthly (in front of real audience), song “co writing”, music for film & TV, recording an Academy Album.

Mode – Group activity, professional support (song writers, musicians), home study.
Assessment – Teacher assessment, attendance / punctuality.
Outcomes – Experience of working in a group in a professional setting, recorded material (CV), skills and knowledge to enable a career in the music industry not necessarily as a performer or musician as our course is a foundation in the music industry as a whole from management to performance. Last but not least, this activity should be a great experience and a lot of fun.

Music Business

The music industry, structure, contracts, employment, marketing your skills.

Mode – Classroom, Field Trips
Assessment -Exam (Quarterly), work produced.
Outcomes – Students should have a general understanding of the music business and be in possession of transferable skills in the areas of administration and marketing

Overall assessment mark based on the portfolio of your work produced over 1 year. The monthly supervision session, one on one, with your course leader is not assessed.