Courses

SATURDAY SESSIONS

Pop Kids (4-7 Years)

4-6 Years – POPKIDS JUNIOR Popkids is all about having fun while you’re making music! Popkids Junior offers children from 4 – 6 the opportunity to sing, dance, record their own CDs and perform in a variety of concerts. Sessions incorporate rhythm work and games with our resident drummer and electric guitarist! The children progress through Popkids Junior to Popkids Senior. 6-7 Years POPKIDS SENIOR As a member of Popkids Senior, the children have their first taste of playing guitars and drums as well as continuing to sing, dance, record CDs and perform. They are then ready to make the transition to Band Session.

WHEN:

Saturdays 10.00 – 11.00 (Popkids Junior)
Saturdays 10.00 – 11.30 (Popkids Senior)

WHERE:

Thomas’s Academy, New Kings Rd, SW6 4LY Parsons Green CONTACT US NOW!

SATURDAY SESSIONS

BAND SESSIONS

8-18 BAND SESSIONS  Vocal, dance and performance skills are now developed further as the children learn more complicated material. Children are given the opportunity to learn how to play guitars and drums as part of a band and solo vocalists and other instrumentalists are encouraged to perform with the bands in our termly concerts.

WHEN:

Saturdays 11.30 – 1.15

WHERE:

Thomas’s Academy, New Kings Rd, SW6 4LY Parsons Green

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BAND SESSIONS PLUS

8-18 Years BAND SESSIONS PLUS A highly specialised course, where bands are formed! Most members participate in Band Sessions and then stay for Band Sessions Plus.   The children are taught in intensive band workshops, focusing on electric guitars, drums, keyboards, vocals and songwriting. Members of BS+ experience the excitement of performing as part of a band each term and recording their own tracks onto CD. We encourage all our members to sing and develop skills on all of the band instruments, and we are always happy to incorporate other instruments and new ideas into our work with the bands! Children work through Stage 1 to Stage 2 and some prior instrumental knowledge is essential. The courses culminate on stage at one of our Upbeat gigs, including our very own Battle Of The Bands, Upbeat at The Troubadour and UPBEAT ROCKS at Imperial College. Each term consists of 10 sessions.

WHEN:

Saturdays 11.30 – 3.00 (Band Sessions Plus)

WHERE:

Thomas’s Academy, New Kings Rd, SW6 4LY Parsons Green

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HOLIDAY COURSES

UNIQUE AND EXCITING HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE FOR 5 – 14yrs. Join us on one of our holiday courses where you will sing, dance, play in a band, record CDs, write songs and enjoy spending time with the Upbeat team in a fun and caring environment. Courses always end with a performance and CD presentation. Please email us if you would like more information about our future courses. Holiday courses run from 10 – 4pm each day and are coordinated and taught by fully qualified teachers and professional musicians.  Our staff our DBS checked and are chosen to work for Upbeat because of their natural rapport with children alongside their obvious musical talents! Many of our pupils come back holiday after holiday and have built up quite a collection of CDs by now! COURSES AVAILABLE IN ALL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AND SOME HALF-TERMS.  CHECK WHEN/ WHERE FOR FURTHER DETAILS

WHEN:

Half Term Holiday Course  23rd – 27th October from 10 – 4pm
WRITE A SONG FOR CHRISTMAS COURSE  21st-22nd December from 10 – 4pm
Easter Holiday 2018  Mon 9th – Fri 13th April from 10 – 4pm
Summer Week 1 2018  Mon 23rd – Fri 27th July from 10 – 4pm
Summer Week 2 2018  Mon 30th July – Fri 3rd Aug from 10 – 4pm

WHERE:

Thomas’s Academy, New Kings Road, SW6 4LY Parsons Green

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AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

The Upbeat team can be booked to come into your school and set up after school clubs, choirs and intrumental ensembles. Let us enrich the musical life of your school with our dynamic performances and professional recordings.  Call Maxine on 07816  901396 to arrange for a presentation of our services.

WHEN:

Tuesdays 3.15 – 4.45 (Thomas’s Academy)
Tuesdays 3.45 – 4.45/5.30 (Mayville High School)
Wednesdays 3.15 – 4.30 (Wix)
Thursdays 3.30 – 5.15 (Allfarthing)

WHERE:

(Please note these sessions are only open to pupils from the schools where they take place)
Thomas’s Academy, Parsons Green
Wix Primary School, Clapham
Allfarthing Primary School, Wandsworth
Mayville High School, Southsea, Hampshire

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SONGWRITING AND SOUND PRODUCTION

Learn how to combine the elements of lyric writing, song structure, harmony and chords to create your own music. You will develop your recording skills with our sound engineer so that you can record your tracks and produce your own CDs. The sessions are planned around your child and are designed to provide a unique experience where their individual creativity and musicality is harnessed and developed. Either just attend the songwriting/ production sessions or stay on afterwards to develop your song into a real performance in our afternoon band workshops.

WHEN:

Saturdays 12.00– 1.15 (Production Course only)
Saturdays 12.00 – 3.00 (Production Course and Band Workshop)

WHERE:

Thomas’s Academy, New Kings Rd, SW6 4LY Parsons Green

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UPBEAT TOTS

Introduce your tots to music in the Upbeat way, with songs, movement, games and above all lots of fun.

Early exposure to music builds new pathways in a young child’s brain and amongst many other benefits, helps them develop language and communication skills,  strengthen their memory and practise self expression.

Upbeat Tots sessions are taught by qualified music specialists who understand how to inspire the love of music in your child. 

WHEN:

Tuesdays 10.15 – 11.15

WHERE:

Mayville High School, Southsea

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