Keys

The EXCEL Keys course offers an exciting and innovative approach to a creative and structured expression of musical ideas without the constraints of traditional music reading. Improvisation plays an integral part with a variety of techniques used, including the use of modes, various scale patterns and a solid grounding in chord repertoire and voicing.  Students get two 40 minutes individual lessons each week and assessments include 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* (Bass, Drums, Guitar or Vocals), Song Writing or Worship Leading.

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