‘Take The Controls’ 4th March 2017

How was ‘Take The Controls’?

Fantastic! 23 women attended the day and here some of the comments:

– ‘Getting paid has always been a taboo. I’m glad for the information’
– ‘This has opened my knowledge so much, on how to deal with different situations when controlling and using my talent’
– ‘Really enjoyed the vocal session where I received a critique of my voice and overall song performance from a very talented and knowledgeable tutor. Really personable! Abigail was great to work with – I learned a few very valuable points’
– ‘Will apply the tip of using a timer for my practise sessions’
– ‘It helped me to start considering myself as an artiste with a marketable commodity, rather than just someone who sings’
– ‘Confidence building – I’m getting better at networking. Great playing with other musicians’
– ‘I did feel more confident with the improvising. It’s slowly getting better’.
– ‘Meeting with other women musicians and artiste who want to process their music career and get out there’

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Cafemnee Sat 4th March 2017 Bonus Session

We have a bonus session added at 9.30am. The ‘Music Industry Hour‘. In this session we will look at relevant music industry and business topics and how they relate to you.

I‘m looking forward to sharing some of the things I’ve learnt in moving my music from a hobby to a stable business and also hearing your experiences too. How did I move from zero pay to covering all my living expenses?

In 5 weeks time (March 4th) we will explore ‘Getting Paid’:
• Should I work for free?
• When is it right to charge?
• What should I charge?
Tips, advice and insight into elements that will help to accelerate your musical success.

Take The Controls

Why this theme? Whether you are starting out in music, returning to music, see music as an hobby or are working in music full or part time you have the controls but how will you use them?

The world of music has changed.  Once upon a time music moghuls and large recording labels controlled the market now the opposite it true.  Apps, mobile phones, tablets, computers now put your talent firmly into your own hands.

So what can you control?
The controls will be different for each of us but we will address the points for each stage of the music journey and tips too.

By the way, it’s about you! In session 2 ‘Control starts here’, you will be looking at your specific areas that you need to take control of and how you are going to do it.


Cafemnee Poster for March 2017 Take The Controls
Cafemnee Sat 4th March 2017

Jam Session

The Jam session is for instrumentalist (musicians) and is facilitated by Cynthia Fearon.  Three things will be covered:

1. Warm up
2. Material for beginner players
3. Material to stretch non-beginners.

This session is shared support so please give and receive support and tips to help improve you and your sisters playing.

Please bring your instrument and amp if required.  (There will be one keyboard provided and a basic PA system for microphones)

It’s important that you book soon so we can plan for you.

Vocal Masterclass

The vocal masterclass is for Singers and is facilitated by Abigail Kelly.  Three things will be covered:
1. Vocal warm up (whole group)
2. Fifteen minute one to one vocal advice (up to four singers)
3. Sound pooling (whole group).

One to one masterclass
All Singers should come prepared with a verse and chorus of a song they would like help with.  You can sing with or without backing track.  Abigail will give advice on how to tackle your vocal problem. This will take place in front of the other attendees of the Vocal masterclass.

As there won’t be enough places for everyone, to make it fair, on the day all interested singers names will be put into a hat.  Names will be pulled out and those sisters will have the one to one opportunity.   Those who do not get to present will still learn from the experience of the sisters.

Sound Pooling
A group exercise in listening, reacting and offering of your voice to create a landscape of sound.  Intrigued?  Come along and experience this and how it will enhance your voice.

It’s important that you book soon so we can plan for you.

Don’t forget to book your place now! 

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