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Music Technology Workshop

March 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Community Music School will be offering a new take on music technology this spring, “Music Technology for your Creative Projects Workshop”, to be held on March 9, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12 pm. The program is designed for students who are interested in learning how to record, notate, compose, and produce music using today’s technology! The workshop is open to the public and costs just $40 for a 2.5 hour hands-on workshop. Ages 10 through adult, all skill levels, no prior experience necessary.

Students are encouraged to bring their questions and musical ideas to follow through with the details of writing and producing a song. Live performance is encouraged so bring your guitar, voice, any acoustic instrument you would like to record live. For keyboard students an 88 key digital piano will be available for direct recording to an Apple iMac computer. Three of the main programs used will be Audacity (music sequencing software), Sibelius (notation software), and GarageBand (recording, sequencing, and loops). The workshop will focus on the interests and skill level of the group and students who would like to observe and ask questions are also welcome. Information on midi files and other musical tips and tools available on the internet will be covered.

This program is led by CMS Faculty Member and Music Director Tom Briggs. Tom studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and received his BA in Music Education, Summa Cum Laude, at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Tom retired in 2009 from the United States Coast Guard Band after 30 years of service. He was the principal percussionist, arranger/composer, and musical director of the Coast Guard Masters of Swing jazz septet. Tom is also an award-winning published composer. He has written and arranged many works for all types of musical ensembles, from symphonic winds to percussion, chamber groups and jazz ensembles. In the field of education, Tom has published a beginning-intermediate piano method book, two drum-set and two snare drum method books.

For additional information or to register, visit www.cmsct.org/musictech or call CMS at 860-767-0026.

About Community Music School
Community Music School offers innovative music programming for infants through adults, building on a 35-year tradition of providing quality music instruction to residents of shoreline communities. CMS programs cultivate musical ability and creativity and provide students with a thorough understanding of music so they can enjoy playing and listening for their entire lives. Learn more at visit www.community-music-school.org or call (860)767-0026.


March 9, 2019
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Community Music School
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Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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