For a number of months, the Shine school of Music in Barcelona at Estudio Shine has been offering students the opportunity to play as part of a group. These musical combos have been headed up by our teacher Gian Carlo Scevola, an accomplished musician with many years of experience playing in bands and combos. Gian Carlos’ band The Kennficks performs regularly in Barcelona, and Gian Carlo has been instrumental in offering his guidance and support to students who wish to create their own bands.
Performing together, especially with a variety of instruments, imparts a valuable learning experience to the student. Not only are the group combos fun, but the music created has added dimension, allowing students to work together on different instruments and learn from each other.
Gian Carlo has worked with our other teachers to provide a dynamic platform in which our students can benefit greatly from a shared experience of music.
Most recently the school showcased a number of performances by the various combos at Estudio Shine at the annual school concert. Students sang and played a variety of musical pieces with very successful results. Guitar, piano, saxophone, and clarinet captivated the audience and we hope to continue creating more groups with interested students.
Please contact the school or Gian Carlo, if you are interested in performing in part of one of Estudio Shine’s combo groups.
Check back to our Youtube later, as we keep posting videos from the concert.
Have you ever wanted to know what it might be like to audition for a world famous band? Recently I read the account of American guitarist Ben Levin as he relived his experience of auditioning to be a musician for Lady Gaga on her international arena tour. It’s a fascinating telling of how he prepared for the audition and what he learned during the experience. He writes a great account of things you may be interested to note, if you ever find yourself in a similar position.
“I walked up to the amp, plugged in, and stated in a monotone, ‘Hello my name is Ben Levin and I am going play ‘Summerboy’ by Lady Gaga.’ Then I screamed, ‘ONE!!!!!! TWO!!!!! THREE!!!!! FOUR!!!!!!!!’ and began to play ‘Summerboy’ as if it was a cut off of a Rage Against The Machine record.” Ben writes. Check out the full story on his here, and don’t forget to leave him a comment if you enjoyed his tale. What famous band would dream of playing for?
We have just added a new video of one of our teachers Ivan Ilic performing with his band Tetra Pack.
Read more about Ivan on his Estudio Shine profile, and let us know if you would like to have classes with him. He teaches Contemporary Guitar including Jazz & Blues, as well as Electric (Pop&Rock/Heavy)and Acoustic (Folk) guitar.
You can catch one of his live performances by visiting his website.