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:

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

 

Play your music with passion

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Lesson Diary

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Academic year commences Monday 11th September 2017 and the year ends after the Concert and Presentation Awards on Saturday 14th July 2018

September
Start of Term 2017
4th Induction Week for new and current students: Focus on Assessment & Ability
  11th Styles & Genres: Popular music theory with focus on musical artists in session
  18th Fundamental Understanding: Practical music theory using relative technical exercises
  25th Fundamental Understanding: Application of practical music theory using own instrument
October 2nd Fundamental Understanding: Rhythm to rhythm notation with related exercises and scales
  9th Fundamental Understanding: Rhythm to rhythm notation with related exercises: 2
  16th Fundamental Understanding: Rhythm without notation with related exercises: 3
Half Term 23rd IPM closed for one week
  30th Listening Skills: Understanding what’s Heard: Style focus, work on 1st solo piece
November 6th Listening Skills: Understanding what’s Heard: Style focus, work on 2nd solo piece
  13th Listening Skills: Understanding what’s Heard: Style focus, work on 3rd solo piece
  20th Style Focus: Improving techniques for performance in performance mode
  27th Revisiting 1st solo piece and applying new and improved techniques on practise
December 4th Revisiting 2nd solo piece and applying new and improved techniques on practise
  11th Revisiting 3rd solo piece and applying new and improved techniques on practise
Homework Diary 18th Study and practise all technical exercises and allocated songs for your grade in own time
Christmas Break 21st Centre re-opens Monday 8th January at 16:30hrs
Homework Diary II 1st Study and practise all technical exercises and allocated songs for your grade at home
January
Start of term: 2018
8th Preparing for mock exams including all songs and all technical exercises with tutor
  15th Performing all songs in performance mode including technical exercises to a tutor
Mock Exam Week 22nd Mocks to take place during lesson times: Students grouped together.
  29th Focus on Skills in Performance: Developing own style based on artist influence
February 5th Focus Skills in Performance II: Enhancing own style in performance mode
Half Term 12th IPM closed for one week
  19th Focus on Sound: Developing own sound awareness
  26th Focus on Sound: Enhancing awareness of own sound
March 5th Focus on Sound: Awareness of blending own sound with backing track musicians
  12th Solo Performance Week: Work through all songs &technical exercises with theory
  19th Solo Performance Week: Play all three songs & all technical exercises and theory
  26th Solo Performance Week: Play all three songs & technical exercises up to standard
Music Exam Dates:   Rockschool Exams: Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th centre closes after exams.
March 30th (Friday) Easter Break: Monday 2nd April to Monday 16th April
April
Start of term
16th Analysis and evaluation of exam results. Preparing for the next grade
  23rd Band Recording Session 1: Setting up and checking sound levels with sound engineers
  30th Band Recording Session 2: Recording song number 1
May 1st (Tuesday) Band Recording Session 3: Mixing and editing song number 1
  7th Band Recording Session 4: Recording song number 2
  14th Band Recording Session 5: Mixing and editing song number 2
  21st Band Recording Session 6: Remixing song 1 and song 2
Half Term 28th IPM closed for one week (Mastering Week)
June 1st Band Rehearsals Session 1: Work through song number 1 with tutor present
  11th Band Rehearsals Session 2: Work through song number 2 with tutor present
  18th Band Rehearsals Session 3: Work through song number 1 and 2 with tutor present
  25th Band Rehearsals Session 4: Work through song number 1 and 2 without tutor
July 2nd Band Rehearsals: Perform all songs to the standard required: Week 1
  9th Band Rehearsals: Perform all songs to the standard required: Week 2
Tuesday 8th Full Dress Rehearsal: 18:00hrs until 20:30hrs at the Victoria Club Coulsdon
Saturday 14th 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