It’s been a busy time for the Groove Warehouse and it’s not slowing down anytime soon!
Here’s a quick rundown of what’s been happening and what’s coming up:
ACT Music Educators Network (“ACTMEN”) Conference
We recently attended the ACTMEN conference on June 24th. The Groove Warehouse had a small stall displaying some of our educational products. Our Director, Gary France ran a workshop for the conference attendees.
Term 2 Wrap Up
Our term 2 classes had their last week and celebrated the end of the term with some drumming and food/drinks. A big thanks to all the students for a great term, and a special thanks to everyone who brought plates of food to share with their classmates. There was some delicious food on offer! There was even a “Cuban curry” 😉
Here’s a gallery of images from the Term 2 Adult classes.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Term 3!
Damian Corniola Junior Drum Camps and Clinic
Australian Drummer Damian Corniola recently visited the Groove Warehouse and ran two one day junior drum camps and a drum clinic for adults. Damian was able to share his experiences, knowledge and provide hands on teaching to the attendees of all 3 events. The photo gallery from these events can be found here
School Holiday Program
The Adventures in Rhythm Holiday Program is now in full swing! This program for children explores the rich world of percussion with an emphasis on coordination, found sounds and the creation of soundscape music improvisation. The attendees will perform on a vast array of the Groove School’s world music collection including an Indonesian Gamelan Gong ensemble, African Collection including djembes, Cajons, and other hand percussion.
Term 3 – About to kick off – don’t forget to enrol!
Term 3 starts of July 18th. Our classes are filling up quickly so make sure you enrol as soon as possible!!
You can enrol here: https://groovewarehouse.com.au/lessons-classes-and-ensembles.html
Gregg Bissonette Rock Intensive Clinic
We’re proud to be bringing international superstar drummer Gregg Bissonette to Canberra on the 24th-25th August for an evening drum clinic open to all and an intensive rock and studio drumming workshop on the 25th.
If you’d like to attend the intensive workshop, click here: https://groovewarehouse.com.au/drum-clinics-concerts/gregg-bissonette-rock-drumming-intensive.html
The drum clinic will be held on the evening of the 24th August. Full details coming soon!
Australia’s Ultimate Drummers Weekend
Did you know that the “Australia’s Ultimate Drummers Weekend” (AUDW) is the longest running drum show in the world? This year marks 23yrs since the show first started back in 1993. Our Director, Gary France will once again form part of the judging panel for the “Australia’s Best” drummers competition that runs in conjunction with the show.
A number of the Groove Warehouse crew will be in attendance, so if you’re interested and fancy a trip to Melbourne (27th & 28th August), there will be a few familiar faces!
Full details can be found here: http://www.drumtek.com.au/audw-2016/
John Riley Jazz Intensive
American jazz great John Riley is coming to Canberra on the 29th August for a one day jazz intensive workshop. This is your chance to learn from one of the worlds jazz greats without leaving Canberra!
Details/tickets can be found here: https://groovewarehouse.com.au/john-riley-jazz-drumming-one-day-intensive.html
Canberra Drummers Day – Save the Date!
Time to ‘Save the Date’. The Groove Warehouse is going to celebrate our local Canberra Drummers on October 22nd this year. We’ll be announcing all the details over the next couple of months.