We run workshops and advisory sessions
We aim to inspire young people to learn basic EMP skills through which they can explore and communicate their own idea’s and opinions about their experience of the world. Our workshop delivery combines commercial and industry knowledge with humour and passion.
What do local participants get from the workshop?
- A fun and practical workshop about electronic music production and history
- Printed handouts, with exercises and activities
- Shared link to a dedicated Dropbox folder with lifetime access to additional resources.
- Facilitation from experienced creative industries performers and educators, sharing industry based experiences and skills
- An opportunity to network and connect with other local young people and best of all...
- Access to the Facebook Group which provides ongoing support and connection to a wider community.
What are the workshops about?
The workshops are designed for skills development and personal arts/music empowerment. The workshops will cover a range of topics, including but not limited to: Electronic Music Production (EMP) using Ableton Live, the history of women in the EMP environment, maximising our personal technical skill and music production potential, what it means to create an inclusive EMP, music and arts environment/industry, these are some of the topics we will cover within the workshop.
The technical aspect of the workshop session will give you a tasty introduction to the world of electronic music production using Ableton Live. This workshop content has been designed for people who are interested in getting into the music industry as an electronic musician/producer, or for musicians who want to add more to their music and live performance.
We run half and full day workshops as well as short courses. Scholarships are available through application.
These workshops are aimed at young people from 16 – 30 years (but other age groups can apply) and will be an inclusive environment - female supportive, disability accessible, indigenous supportive, LGBTI queer and trans friendly.
Melania and Patty are music technology educators and have over 10 years' experience co-facilitating workshops. They have worked with a variety of participants of all ages, skill levels and cultural backgrounds. They facilitate a well rounded workshop program with activities that deliver not only the educational material, but also foster creative thinking and a positive learning environment.
Both facilitators have Working with Children checks, blue cards and a respectable reputation within the industry.
Patty Preece graduated as Valedictorian from SAE Byron Bay after completing her Bachelor of Audio Production degree, and then went on to teach the Diploma of Sound Production course and now lectures music production at CQU. Patty is passionate about pushing the sonic envelope of music creation & experimentation. Her music career kicked off as a drummer and she has since been involved in many music projects both as a performer, engineer and producer, including working with Hussy Hicks and Ben Wilson from the Button Collective. Patty performs as part of the electronic band We Play Machines who won Best Electronic Music category in the 2016 NCEIA Dolphin Awards.
Melania Jack has 10 years' education and industry experience in music performance and film production. She has independently released two solo EPs, Gravity and In the Bird’s Belly, and has toured nationally and internationally with this project as well as electronic acts Shiny Shiny, We Play Machines and The Ironing Maidens. She has a personal passion for music, songwriting, live performance, music film clips and social change. Melania was awarded Best Emerging Talent at the Byron Bay All Shorts Film Festival and Best Music Film Clip at the NCEIA Dolphin Awards.