Create Space Adelaide

create an original graduation song

 
 

Students work together to write and record an original class song. As well as learning about the technical side of audio recording, the lyric writing process around the theme of graduation helps students work through their feelings about making the transition to high school while celebrating their achievements at primary school and aspirations for the future. The finished song is mixed and provided to the school on CD and in digital format including both the full recording and an instrumental track which can be used as a backing track that students can sing along to at their graduation ceremony.

We are also happy to work with your class or another cohort of students to create an original song with a different theme. For example, we have worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students groups (from R-7) to create songs about identity and aspirations.

 
 
 
 

option 1:

5 week program

The sessions will cover:

  • An introduction to the song writing and recording process. The student group will vote to choose one of three prepared samples of music to accompany their singing.

  • Lyric writing around the theme of graduation. All students participate in brainstorming, and have the opportunity to work on lyric writing activities, exploring feelings about the transition from primary school to high school.

  • Rehearsing and recording vocals. All students have the opportunity to sing in the chorus and volunteer to sing on verses.

Cost: $2,200 (+GST) Working with up to 60 students. Includes 5 sessions (of up to 100mins, once a week) working with small groups.

option 2:

10 week program

The sessions will cover:

  • An introduction to the song writing and recording process to identify the key parts of the song that will be created (including style, theme and audience)

  • Working with electronic drums, bass and other instrument loops to build an arrangement using.

  • Lyric writing around the theme of graduation. All students participate in brainstorming, and have the opportunity to work on lyric writing activities, exploring feelings about the transition from primary school to high school.

  • Rehearsing and recording vocals. All students have the opportunity to sing in the chorus and volunteer to sing on verses.

Cost: $3,250 (+GST) Working with up to 60 students. Includes 10 sessions (of up to 100mins, once a week) working with small groups across a school term.

Available for schools with access to either Macbook Pro laptops or I-Mac computers with Garageband installed.

 
 
 
 

* Please note, the prices quoted above are for workshops held at schools within 35kms of Oaklands Park, SA. If your school is located outside this region, please contact us for a quote. Similarly, for larger groups of students, please contact us to discuss how we can modify the program and/or provide a quote.