Paradigm Music Ltd
Paradigm Music is a partnership that provides a wide range of services that include tuition (both private and peripatetic), songwriting workshops and songwriting services.
Paradigm has also recently been awarded supplier status by Volkswagen and Audi and will be delivering corporate training for these two incredible brands.
The dedicated Paradigm Music website is now up and running and can be found at the following web address: www.paradigmmusic.co.uk
We aim to deliver bespoke workshops to a wide range of age groups within schools. Our company's ethos is to promote music as an inclusive activity so any child, regardless of musical ability, can enjoy the process of creating and performing music.
Our Workshops are designed to be age appropriate and highly interactive and are delivered across two separate sessions.
The first session is focussed on exploring the song writing process and covers the following areas:
- Defining the sections of a song
- Understanding the tempo and rhythm of a song
- Chords and chord progressions
- Exploration of song themes
- Lyrical and melodic hooks
This session really focuses on building understanding of the common structures, themes and techniques used to construct a song. It also encourages all students to work as a team in order to begin the writing process for their own group song.
The second session develops the songwriting process further by providing the opportunity for student groups to partake in the recording process, with the aim been to capture a full band recording of their own song arrangement.
This session not only introduces the students to many of the common recording techniques used in both studio and home recording, it also gives an insight into the engineering and production of a track.
The session focuses on the following areas:
- Setting up recording equipment
The sessions are aimed at delivering a memorable and exciting introduction to the world of writing and recording music which culminates in each group having a multitrack recording of their own compositions.
Our workshops have received fantastic feedback from teachers and students alike please see a testimonial below!
"The song writing workshop, given by Joe and Sarah for our Year 5 and 6 children was an amazing experience for both students and staff. Joe and Sarah gave a wonderful performance to open the workshop. The children were open mouthed at hearing live musicians only a few feet away from them – I have never seen them so attentive!
The activities planned by Joe and Sarah to introduce the various elements of song writing (i.e. structure of a song, chord progressions etc) were fun, informative and age appropriate. In a follow up session led by myself, the majority of the children could identify the structure of a different pop song and the more able could identify where the chords changed.
Once the children broke into groups to write their lyrical hook and learn the chord progression, Joe and Sarah were confident and professional and inspired our children with their enthusiasm and energy.
The final recording session was a challenge due to our own time constraints but Joe and Sarah were able to adapt their planned session to meet our needs so that the children were still able to achieve a professional result.
The children were delighted to hear their finished songs and commented that the clever mixing by Joe and Sarah gave a more polished finish than they had expected. Our Year 6 leavers were able to use and explore some of the technology that is included in the Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum so they would have a head start at secondary school. They felt it was an opportunity never to be forgotten and one Year 6 pupil commented on ‘our inspirational music lessons’ following this experience!
I would whole-heartedly recommend Joe and Sarah as visiting professionals and look forward to working with them again in the future!"
Priory Rise School, Milton Keynes
Please contact us to discuss the workshop options that we can provide via the following numbers:
Joe Rodriguez - 07899 992886
Sarah Croft - 07843 936396
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