"I chose to move forward and learn my craft" – Tony O'Rourke


The EXCEL course in Bass aims to develop the bass player technically and theoretically, while maintaining the feel essential to all bass playing.  Students get two 40 minutes individual lessons each week and assessment includes stage performances. 

  • Band - Music majors are placed into bands to rehearse different styles/genres of music which are performed in front of a live audience.
  • Band Arrangement - Learning the fundamentals of band arranging with a strong practical emphasis.  This involves identifying stylistic features of songs and producing the individual parts which contribute to this style as a whole. The role and interaction of instruments within a band will also be studied.
  • Sequencing - With the rapid advance of modern music technology, more people than ever before are creating high quality recorded music with their home computers.  This subject looks at how to use Logic Pro to create studio quality recordings.
  • Music Theory - A practical, hands-on approach to Music Theory using the interactive music software Auralia and Musition.
  • Sound - This is an introductory elective and opens up the mysterious world of leads, microphones, amplifiers, speakers and PA systems.

Music Major students must also choose two Elective Subjects - Dance Minor, Drama Minor, Music Minor* (Drums, Guitar, Keys or Vocals), Song Writing or Worship Leading.

*There is an additional charge for all music minor subjects as they involve individual tuition.