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31 • 05 • 2021
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Berklee College of Music lights up musicianship across Inspired schools

Selected Inspired schools around the world have hosted contemporary music workshops thanks to our unique partnership with Berklee College of Music, US. The reaction from students, teachers and visiting artists has been one of great positivity.

The experiential musical workshops, for students of all ages and abilities, have been challenging the traditional approach to music by allowing students to explore the art of groove, experimenting with music technology and production, and how to write and perform a song from conception to completion.

Culminating in performances at the end of the artist’s visits, student bands and soloists around the world have been performing classics such as Rolling in the Deep by Adele and Killer Joe by Benny Golson (Reddaam House, Berkshire).

Year 7 students in Fulham School, London composed an electronic demo using Ableton technology, whilst experiencing the extraordinary sounds of an electric harp. Three newly formed bands at Reddam House, Sydney worked on classic Motown songs such as Rock with You by Michael Jackson, I Can’t Get Next to You by The Temptations, and Mr Big Stuff by Jean Knight.

We are enjoying seeing the Inspired by Berklee partnership triggering the musician in all our students, regardless of ability, shining a light on music and the arts in a way that is unexpected, and refreshing. Our talented young musicians have been inspired as they experience first-hand how world class artists perform.

The Inspired by Berklee partnership continues to provide our students with exciting opportunities to develop their musical talents, and we look forward to sharing future plans with you soon.