MUSIC LESSONS WITH CHRIS SENIOR AT SOUL STUDIOS BISHOPS STORTFORD

DRUM LESSONS WITH CHRIS SENIOR AT SOUL STUDIOS

 

THE BENEFITS to learning any instrument have been proven time and again, not to mention, it’s just cool! Playing the drums is specifically great for cardio, to enhance IQ, concentration levels, brain speed, coordination and goes without saying, a fantastic way to annoy neighbours by playing obnoxiously loud at inappropriate times! This is why I built Soul Studios… to keep the peace!

Drum Lessons are taught on an acoustic (as opposed to electric) drum kit and are tailored to the individuals’ needs. Most of the time this means starting from scratch, which is fine, but don’t worry if you’ve been playing for years… So have I! Whatever it is you want to work on, I can help. And if I can’t… well then I’ll pay YOU for lessons!

PRICE £45 for the hour or £37.50 for 45mins are payable in cash at the time with 24hrs notice needed for cancellation. I don’t offer anything less than 45mins as I only want serious learners and really, for that, 30mins isn’t enough time to get into the right headspace.

Sounds great?

Then book your lessons today!

PIANO LESSONS WITH CHRIS SENIOR AT SOUL STUDIOS

 

The most common type of piano lesson is the traditional method where you can learn the classical way with written sheet music, scales, music theory and graded exams (if you so desire). These lessons are everything you’d expect from a typical piano lesson – The only thing missing would be the old-fashioned crack on the knuckles if you hit a bum note! These are plenty of these kinds of lessons available around the Stortford area so if this is what you’re looking for, please look elsewhere BECAUSE…

The second way is the one I teach. The lesson is one in which you may learn more freely, developing your own relationship with the piano. Without the need for any written music or strict “rules”, simply learning to play it more from the heart, percussively, dynamically and however makes you smile! These lessons are more chord based with an emphasis on PLAYING and being creative rather than mimicking and with there being no right or wrong answer. Of course, you’ll still learn some scales and little music theory, but it’s more about expression and creativity than playing Moonlight Sonata flawlessly to pass an exam.

Both have their own merit, and both can be equally as enjoyable, it just totally depends on what approach you wish to take to the instrument. I choose option two for my own playing and therefore, my teaching too.

The piano used at Soul Studios is a wonderfully bright and responsive acoustic Kawai KX-15 upright. (If you know nothing about pianos, it’s a really nice “real” piano… Nothing electric!)

PRICE £45 for the hour or £37.50 for 45mins are payable in cash at the time with 24hrs notice needed for cancelation. I don’t offer anything less than 45mins as I only want serious learners and really, for that, 30mins isn’t enough time to get into the right headspace.

Sounds great?

Then book your piano lessons today!

SONG WRITING LESSONS WITH CHRIS SENIOR AT SOUL STUDIOS

 

Song writing is one of those things that can be quite a difficult thing to “teach” as we don’t want everything done with a cookie cutter plus because all of the best songs come from the heart. However, what I can do is coach you and help you develop your style and sound and give you the guidance you need to be able to get the songs you hear in your head out into the world. Generally song writing is done using one of two instruments, the guitar or piano – Not that it CAN’T be done in other ways, but either of these instruments are a very good (and the most common) starting point – so ideally when coming along for song writing lessons you are at least proficient on one of these instruments. (If not, while it’s not an impossibility, we’d need to discuss where to start from a musical standpoint before furthering with song writing lessons.)

Other than being a lot of fun and a great source of inspiration you’ll learn to structure your ideas, write lyrics, create solos and riffs and even build parts for the whole band (if this is something you aspire to). A lot of people struggle with getting started in this area which is why this is something I’m now offering to aid aspiring artists. Not only will you learn to song write but we can even record your songs bit by bit and – even if you only want it just for you – eventually you can create your own album! PLUS, at Soul Studios have contacts with many local venues where you can play open mics and gigs should this be something you’re interested in too.

There are few things more rewarding than creating something from scratch and writing a great song is one of those things that can rock the world – literally! – so if you think you’ve got some great ideas but need some help getting them out of your head and into the world we can help!

PRICE £45 for the hour or £37.50 for 45mins are payable in cash at the time with 24hrs notice needed for cancelation. I don’t offer anything less than 45mins as I only want serious learners and really, for that, 30mins isn’t enough time to get into the right headspace.

Sounds great?

Then book your song writing lessons today!