Groups & Classes

 Summer Workshops & Courses 2019

TMA Baby & Toddler Music Sessions:
Thame Music Academy will be starting brand new baby and toddler music groups in August 2019! The sessions will run on a weekly basis including right through the school holidays.

The sessions will begin on Thursday 1st August 2019 with the baby group (3 months – 1 year) from 9:30 – 10 am and the toddler group (1.5 years – 3 years) from 10:10 – 10:40 am. The fee is £5 per child/per session.

Some of the activities we will be offering will include; Percussion instrument fun, singing and dancing to a whole host of popular children’s songs, using various instruments and props to create our own sounds, using sensory sounds and visuals, developing motor skills via the use of a large variety of instruments and much much more!

Children’s music workshops (Morning sessions from 9 am – 11:30 am)

The children will get the chance to learn and sing a variety of seasonal songs, have a go on a large selection of percussion instruments and play some brilliant rhythm games culminating in a performance for parents at the end of each session! We will also be composing our own pieces using graphic scores and creating our own Junk Model Instruments! A drink and snack will be provided.

Fee: £20 per child/per session – discount available for siblings

Dates for these sessions: Fri 9th Aug, Tues 13th Aug, Wed 21st Aug & Thurs 29th Aug

Beginner guitar sessions

We will be running beginner guitar sessions for both children and adults/teenagers throughout the summer (separate sessions for children and adults) Children’s sessions aged 7 – 14 (45 min sessions), adult/teenage sessions age 15 upwards (1-hour sessions). Fee: £10 per person/per session with bookings taken on a first-come/first-served basis.

The sessions will include:

  • The different parts of the guitar
  • How to tune your guitar
  • Basic chords 
  • Beginner strumming patterns
  • How to use a guitar pick
  • A variety of beginner songs
  • And much more…..!

Dates and times for the children’s sessions (Maximum 6 per group):

Fri 26th July 10:30 am | Tues 30th July 11:00 am
Wed 7th Aug 4 pm | Thurs 15th Aug 11:30 am
Wed 21st Aug 10 am | Tues 27th Aug 11 am

Dates and times for the adult’s sessions (Maximum 8 per group):

Mon 29th July 6 pm | Thurs 1st Aug 6:30 pm
Mon 5th Aug 6 pm | Tues 8th Aug 6:30 pm
Mon 12th Aug 6 pm | Thurs 15th Aug 6:30 pm
Mon 19th Aug 6 pm | Thurs 22nd Aug 6:30 pm

Music Recording and Production Workshop

Ideal for teenagers/children aged 10-18 years old. Learn how music is recorded and produced. We will be learning how to record each instrument and will be recording an entire song from start to finish over 2 days. The sessions will run from 9am-1pm. Price is £40 per person (£20 per day)

Some of the things you will cover are:

  • Music recording software such as Logic Pro X, Garage band, etc. 
  • Types of microphones and how each instrument is recorded
  • What audio and MIDI are and how they work
  • How to mix and edit music.

Dates and times for the sessions (Maximum 5 per group):

Wed 31st July & Thurs 1st August – 9am-1pm
Wed 14th August & Thurs 15th August – 9am-1pm
Mon 19th August & Tues 20th August – 9am–1pm

Record a song in a day

Time: Any day/morning you would like to book!

Price: £10 per hour (time will be estimated before each session, based on what needs recording)

Ideal for singer-songwriters or small bands, this is a unique chance to record an entire song within a day! It will be a great opportunity for anyone who would like to learn how to record themselves at home and/or create a demo of their songs. We can record either an original song or a cover of your choosing. The session leader will be able to guide you along the way along with providing some session instrument additions if needed.

For further information on all of our summer workshops & courses and to make a booking please ‘Contact Us