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Building a Musical Community: Backbeat Collective Music's Next Chapter


Welcome to the latest chapter of Backbeat Collective Music, where we've not only evolved as a music school but are growing into a dynamic hub for musicians and enthusiasts alike. As we dive into 2024, our vision extends beyond traditional music education – we are on a mission to cultivate a thriving local musical community alongside our collaboration with The Phoenix Arts Centre.




What's Next? An Invitation to Join Our Musical Journey

In 2023, we dedicated ourselves to expanding our services into the community, and now we're ready to take it to the next level. Backbeat Collective is transforming into more than just a music school; it's becoming a platform for local musicians to grow, develop, and showcase their talents.


As part of our expansion, we're excited to introduce an adult class, inviting individuals of all skill levels to join us. To kickstart this initiative, we're offering a free 3-week course in March – a golden opportunity for like-minded musicians to connect and discover the magic of Backbeat Collective.



Unleashing Your Potential: Navigating the World of Open Mics with Backbeat Collective


For aspiring musicians, the allure of an open mic night is irresistible. It's a chance to step onto the stage, share your passion, and connect with an audience. However, the journey from your bedroom jam sessions to the spotlight can be daunting. That's where Backbeat Collective comes in – not just a music school but your partner in developing the skills needed to shine at open mics.


Why Open Mics Matter

Open mics serve as invaluable platforms for artists to test their mettle, showcase their talent, and foster connections within the local music scene. Whether you're a budding artist or a seasoned player, the prospect of sharing your music in a live setting is both thrilling and nerve-wracking.



How Backbeat Collective Can Elevate Your Open Mic Experience

At Backbeat Collective, we understand the nuances of live performance, both on and off the stage. Our experienced tutors, with a rich background in live music, are here to guide you through the intricacies of open mics and help you develop the skills needed to stand out:


  1. Building Confidence: Open mics require a certain level of confidence that extends beyond musical proficiency. Our tailored lessons focus on boosting your self-assurance, ensuring you step onto the stage with poise.

  2. Stage Presence: Captivating an audience involves more than just playing the right notes. Learn the art of commanding the stage, engaging with your audience, and leaving a lasting impression that goes beyond the music.

  3. Connecting with Fellow Musicians: Backbeat Collective isn't just a school; it's a community. Discover the secrets of networking with other musicians, creating collaborations, and expanding your musical horizons.

  4. Live Performance Techniques: Master the intricacies of live band performances, from executing confident solos to seamlessly integrating vocal riffs and drum solos. Our instructors provide personalised guidance to enhance your performance skills.

  5. Overcoming Challenges: Every performer faces hurdles. Backbeat Collective is your support system, guiding you through the inevitable mistakes, worries, and self-doubt that accompany the journey of learning a new skill.




Tailored Lessons for Every Level

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced musician, our approach is personalised. Start with one-on-one lessons to build a strong foundation if you don't feel ready to play with others, then seamlessly transition to our live sessions when you're ready. B


Backbeat Collective covers a spectrum of performance skills, ensuring you're well-prepared for the open mic spotlight or any gig opportunity Backbeat can provide.


Don't let the fear of the unknown hold you back. Let us be your guide, carrying you through those crucial initial steps, and empowering you to take your music to the next level.


Why Backbeat Collective?

At Backbeat Collective Music, it's not just about learning music – it's about building a community where every musician can flourish. Join us in creating music, connecting with fellow artists, and taking your passion to new heights. Let's make music together!


At Backbeat Collective, we recognise that musicians have diverse aspirations. Whether you're a seasoned band member aiming to elevate your performance or a casual player seeking the joy of playing for fun, Backbeat Collective is your destination.


Our experienced tutors, with a wealth of knowledge from both on and off the stage, are here to guide you and connecting with fellow musicians.


Key Skills We Offer:

Collaboration and Networking:

Discover the secrets of successful collaboration and networking within the local music scene. Backbeat Collective Music provides a supportive environment for musicians to connect, create, and thrive together.


Performance Techniques:

Hone your skills in live performance. Our instructors offer personalised guidance to help you master your instrument and deliver standout performances whether its on a 1 to 1 basis or at the live workshops, we can get you started.


Overcoming Challenges:

Address the fears and uncertainties that come with learning a new skill. Backbeat Collective Music is here to guide you through mistakes, build resilience, and empower you to overcome obstacles on your musical journey.


Confidence Building:

Gain the confidence to command the stage and captivate your audience. Our lessons focus not only on musical proficiency but also on cultivating the stage presence needed to shine.


Audience Interaction:

Learn the art of connecting with your audience. From banter between songs to creating an immersive experience, our tutors guide you in making a lasting impression.

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Pete Friesen

The Almighty, Alice Cooper

I've been playing with Jon for over 20 years now and he is one of the most naturally talented drummers I have ever worked with. His subtly of touch and musical instincts are fantastic, and his innate groove makes him a joy to play with. You know you're in safe hands when he is behind the kit.

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