Courses

SATURDAY SESSIONS

Pop Kids (5-8 Years)

5 – 7 yrsPOPKIDS JUNIOR Popkids is all about having fun while you’re making music! Popkids Junior offers children from 5 – 7 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 Poppets, Popkids Junior to Popkids Senior. 7-8 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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SATURDAY SESSIONS

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 4 – 14yrs.  Sing, dance, play in a band, record, write songs and enjoy spending time with the Upbeat team in a fun and caring environment. Courses always end with an exciting UPBEAT PERFORMANCE! Days run from 10 – 4 and are coordinated and taught by fully qualified teachers and professional musicians.  All staff are DBS checked!

COME AND JOIN THE BAND!

WHEN:

October Half Term 2019  Mon 21st  – Wed 23rd October from 10 – 4pm
CHRISTMAS tbc 
Spring Half Term  2020  Mon 17th – Wed 19th Feb from 10 – 4pm

Easter Week 1  2020  Mon 6th – Thurs 9th April from 10 – 4pm
Easter Week 2  2020  Tues 14th – Fri 17th April from 10 – 4pm
Summer Half Term  2020  Tues 26th – Fri 29th May from 10 – 4

Summer Week 1 2020  Wed  22nd  – Friday 24th July from 10 – 4pm
Summer Week 2 2020  Mon 27th – Friday 31st July from 10 – 4pm
Summer Week 3  2020  Tues 4th  – Fri 7th August from 10 – 4pm

 

WHERE:

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

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AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Singing, dance, recording and a school Rock BAND!  Let us enrich the musical life of your school with our dynamic performances and professional recordings.  Call Max on 07816  901396 to arrange for a presentation of our services.

 

WHEN:

Mondays 3.30 – 5.00 (Sulivan Primary School)

Tuesdays 3.15 – 4.45 (Thomas’s Academy)
Wednesdays 3.15 – 4.30 (Belleville Wix Academy)
Thursdays 3.30 – 5.15 (Allfarthing Primary School)

WHERE:

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

Get in touch if you’d like Upbeat to set up an after school programme in YOUR school!
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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 POPpets

Introduce your little ones (3 – 5yrs) to music in the Upbeat way, with songs, dance, games, drumming 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 POPpets sessions are taught by experienced teachers who understand how to inspire the love of music in your child. They also get to perform with the Popkids in our end of term shows.  

WHEN:

Saturdays 10.00- 11.00

WHERE:

Thomas’s Academy, Parsons Green

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