Welcome to I-Play Music

The Musical Artist Development Centre

 

 Introduction

I-Play Music represents the passion that exists within Myke and how he relays this to others. The I-Play Music Centre is the place where developing the musical ability of individuals occurs, regardless of age. Individuals are encouraged to work towards achieving a Graded or a Performance Certificate from Debut to Grade 8. The I-Play Music centre, situated in Coulsdon Croydon has and continues to deliver good quality structured learning programmes on a professional level.

Music related homework, graded mock exam performances, Rockschool music exams during March and the Concert and Presentation Awards Ceremony are factors that are an integral part of the learning process.

We Teach:

Bass Guitar Lessons, Drum Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Piano Lessons,  Vocal Lessons, 

Play your music with passion

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Lesson Diary

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Academic year commences Monday 3rd September 2018 and the year ends after the Concert and Presentation Awards on Saturday 13th July 2019 

 

September

Start of Term 2018

3rd

INSET Day: Listening Skills: Musical Artists in Session: Focus on styles and techniques

 

10th

Listening Skills II: Musical Artists in Session: Learning Time Signatures & Rhythm Values

 

17th

Listening Skills III: Musical Artists in Session: Applying rhythm techniques to song

 

24th

Fundamental Understanding: Rhythm & Pitch: Focus on Pitch Range and Scales

October

1st

Fundamental Understanding: How to hear and recognise pitching by ear

 

8th

Fundamental Understanding: Demonstrating all rhythm & pitch exercises to tutor

 

15th

Focus on Sound: Developing own sound awareness and matching it to 1st solo piece

Half Term

22rd

 IPM CLOSED FOR ONE WEEK

 

29th

Focus on Sound: Developing own sound awareness and matching it to 2nd solo piece

November

5th

Focus on Sound: Developing own sound awareness and matching it to 3rd solo piece

 

12th

Revisiting 1st solo piece and applying new and improved techniques in practise

 

19th

Revisiting 2nd solo piece and applying new and improved techniques in practise

 

26th

Revisiting 3rd solo piece and applying new and improved techniques in practise

December

3rd

Focus on Skills in Performance: Developing own style based on artist influence

 

10th

Focus on Skills in Performance II: Enhancing own style in performance mode

Homework Diary

17th

Time Management Skills: Working with Practise Diary and preparing for Mock Exams:

Study and practise all work allocated on your homework diary given to you by your tutor

Christmas Break

24th

Centre re-opens Saturday 5th January at 14:00hrs

Homework Diary II

2nd

Study and practise all work allocated on your homework diary given to you by your tutor

January

Start of term: 2019

7th

'INSET Day: Homework Diary: Demonstrate all the homework activities to your tutor

 

14th

Preparing for mock exams including all songs and all technical exercises with tutor

 

21st

 

Performing all songs in performance mode including technical exercises to a tutor

 

Mock Exam Week 

28th

Monday 28th January to Saturday 2nd February: Mocks during lesson times

February

4th

Style Focus: Improving techniques for performance in performance mode

 

11th

 

Focus on Sound: Awareness of blending own sound with backing track musicians

 

Half Term 

18th

 IPM CLOSED FOR ONE WEEK 

 

25th

Ear Test and Music Notation Week: Practical theory with sound recognition

March

4th

Practical Theory Week: All theory learnt must be demonstrated in practise

 

11th

Solo Performance Week: Work through all songs & technical exercises with tutor

 

18th

Solo Performance Week II: Work through all songs & technical exercises with tutor

 

26th

Solo Performance Week: Play all three songs & technical exercises up to standard

Music Exam Dates: Rockschool Music Exams: Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th of March.

Early Half Term

 27th

Early Easter Break as of Wednesday 27th March to Tuesday 23rd April

April

Start of term

23rd

Analysis and evaluation of exam results. Preparing for the next grade:

 

29th

Session 1: Band Practise: Setting up and working through song number 1

May

7th (Tuesday)

Session 2: Band Practise: Setting up and working through song number 2

 

13th

Session 3: Band Practise: Setting up and working through songs number 1 and 2

 

20th

Session 4: Band Practise: Setting up and working through songs number 1 and 2

Half Term

27th

IPM closed for one week 

June

3rd

Inset Day: Session 5: Band Rehearsals: (Monday students to have earlier sessions)

 

10th

Session 6: Band Rehearsals:

 

17th

Session 7: Band Rehearsals:

 

24th

Session 8: Band Rehearsals: Full Dress Rehearsal Mode

July

1st

Session 9: Band Rehearsals: Full Dress Rehearsal Mode

 

8th

Session 10: Band Rehearsals: Full Dress Rehearsal Mode

Friday

12th

Headline Band Soundcheck at 19:30hrs until 22:30hrs: at the Christ Church Purley

Saturday

13th

Concert and Presentation Awards: 18:30hrs to 21:00hrs at the Christ Church Purley

  

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Testimonial

Within the four and a half hard but fun years, I’ve been tutored in vocals at IPlay Music, I developed and became a performer at grade eight. I gained confidence when performing and have learnt so much about the different aspects and branches of music. Myke is a great tutor, an amazing multi instrumentalist and a pitch perfect friend who saw the potential in my talent way before I did.

Sade Butler