Our students work hard during lessons, and are challenged to take on projects that apply their musical knowledge. Be it a live performance, song recording, or music video, students are given many opportunities to grow their skills while creating something they can share with family and friends. We are proud to display some of our students' projects below to celebrate their hard work and accomplishments.
Last year we made our first music video, and we loved it so much we decided to make another one! During the 6 weeks leading up to the Winter Recital our students (and some extra awesome parents!) worked together with Eric to create a cover of Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!
Rhythm Tank Studio turns 5! To celebrate, we decided to make a music video...but not just any music video...a Lego-stop-motion, student-recorded, Beatles-cover music video! Nearly 40 of our students worked together in secret during lessons to prepare this project for family and friends.
Our resident audio engineer and teacher extraordinaire Eric masterminded both the song arrangement and video graphics. Our students recorded nearly every instrument you will hear (matched to their pictures), and drew many of the backgrounds you will see.
We could go on about the hard work that went into the making of this video, but we have a feeling you would rather just watch it! So, without further ado, please enjoy our stop motion music video cover of The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine"!
Jess and Eric held a workshop at Olympic Heights School for the grade 4 students. The focus was showing the students how they can use common household items as well as their own bodies to produce percusive sound. The recorded sounds were then used to create a percussion track for this popular radio hit.
Jos Payn is one of Eric's longest standing students. He is a very ambitious student, and loves learning classic rock songs with iconic guitar riffs. A recent song that Jos chose to work on was "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC. After a month of hard work, Eric helped him record it during lessons, and then Jos filmed a music video for the recording. Jos used a stop motion app, lego, and nerf guns to complete this fun assignment.
Don't Stop Believing
Will Skuce has been playing guitar for a number of years now, and wanted to impress his mother for Mother's Day. He decided he wanted to record a cover of "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey. Over the course of four lessons, Will skillfully layed down all the rhythm tracks, along with the vocal melody on his guitar. Needless to say, his mom was very impressed!
O Come All Ye Faithful
Bella Nasr was one of our brave young students to perform at the annual Winter Recital on December 12th, 2015. Since it was close to Christmas, Bella chose to play the classic carol "O Come All Ye Faithful." Bella demonstrates her talent for playing melody, her amazing memory, and a bit of a mischievous side with this fun arrangement. She is accompanied by Eric.