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 Gospel Music Studies-(Full Programme Overview)


Courses

  1. Keyboard or any other instrument
  2. Voice training and harmony*
  3. Composition and Arranging songs
  4. History of Gospel music (Project)
  5. Worship/Biblical Music
  6. Songleading

*Students who are not voice major are allowed to pick another instrument of choice.

 

Duration: 6 months/ 24 weeks.

Twice a week @ 2 hours of study.

96 hours of study and 6 hours of project and supervision.

 

Tuition– 200k

Registration fee:5k


Gospel Music Course content

(Two terms study)

Term 1 courses:

  1. Keyboard
  2. Vocals and harmony*
  3. Songleading and musical styles
  4. Rudiments of music and chords
  5. History of Gospel music 1
  6. Music in the Bible

Duration: 4 months/ 16 weeks.

Twice a week @ 2hours of study.

64 hours of study.

 

Tuition– N150, 000

Registration fee:N5, 000


Term 2 courses

 

  1. Keyboard or any other Instrument
  2. Arranging music
  3. Reading notes and chords
  4. Recording techniques
  5. Songleading/ instrumental music (Project)
  6. Worship Praxis

*Students who are not voice major are allowed to pick another instrument of choice.

 

Duration: 4 months/ 16 weeks.

Twice a week @ 2hours of study.

64 hours of study and 3  hours of project and supervision.

Tuition– N150, 000


Students on the Gospel Music Programme would be taught Rudiments of sound and pitches, necessary for developing aural skills for vocalists and musicians. This is very crucial to musical development, with advantages. The students would also be able to:

  1. Sing and play on the appropriate key
  2. Play their instrument to a good level, and improve themselves on vocals.
  3. Create songs with chords
  4. Harmonise and arrange songs
  5. Lead and perform with other members in the music team
  6. Create their songs and music with a biblical perspective

Extracts from the Gospel Music Programme

  1. Analysis of Worship and Praise songs
  2. Arrangement of songs in different styles
  3. Leading a praise session with meaningful lyrics
  4. Using appropriate key to lead songs.
  5. Intro sound and outro.

Some individuals have the desire to sing, they have seen several secular and Gospel music ministers out there, and they would like to be like them; copy their styles in order to fullfil their dream of performing and leading songs in the church, in concerts, and on a global stage.

We can say about a few who have also imagined themselves singing in a big crowd, but  very bothered for years on how to fulfil their dream.

Talking about recording a song. Is it really easy to go to the studio, pick up the mic and lead songs? I am talented, yes! What about undergoing a sound teaching and adding the necessary skills- just like purifying the raw gold in order to have more economical value and worth?

Is yours a music career or burdened-career of music? You will do yourself a lot of good if you would learn the singing skills, with an additional course in production of sound and music arrangement, strong leading ability and music recording par excellence.

Well, I can sing, so I get in to a studio, and engage a studio engineer to record my song. I want people to hear me sing those songs I have been keeping for a long time, the spirit-filled songs that God gave to me in my dream.

So, they would record, probably shot a video, highly elated,  and eargely waiting for the whole world to hear the dream song. If they are very fortunate, the song may hit the sky, and the other way could end up within the suburbs or the near audience! Discouraged and perplexed, they want to drop the vision and aspiration.

Mend the broken clays, You are in the Porter’s hand!

Rise up, be strong and be healed. You can really get back to ‘beyond the valley to up the hills’. Therefore,

  1. Seek for a good music and vocal coach; a tutor or mentor to help you
  2. Submit your song for proper editing, removing inappropriate words, and adding words that would be fitting, meaningful and minister to the audience wanting to worship God and looking for hope in Jesus.
  3. Don’t be in haste to record your songs. You may end up in a bad studio and with an inexperienced recording engineer. Take useful advice and instructions from those who have had good music recording and successful music career.
  4. Listen to good sounds and worshipful music. Your ears must hear good sound, and recognise pitches.
  5. If you aren’t strong or good at leading songs, why do you have to force yourself? Don’t misinterprete me, you can do all things by His grace. However, it is important to take adequate lessons to improve your skills, and could be better to work under a potential Spirit-filled music leader.

Gospel music links the continents

Music ministers are leading songs on international stage, and doing collaboration with other musicians around the globe. For African music ministers, singing with other Western counterparts, serves as a source of inspiration to upcoming Gospel music students and musicians.

Nigerian Gospel singer, Sinach, rated as one of the most populous songleader in Africa came to limelight when one of her songs became a household tune in the West and in other parts of the world. The song, Waymaker  also claimed two of the top 10 spots on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs, and was recorded by major International Gospel musicians including Micheal W. Smith and Leeland¹, Darlene Czech and William McDowell.

Other credits:

  • Ron Kenoly with the Ugandan children sang, O the Lord be magnified
  • Frank Edwards and Don  Moen, ‘Eze Ndi Eze’.
  • Narakele mo, by Tim Gofrey and Travis Greene
  • Israel Houghton led the worship songs composed in Zimbabwe: ‘You are Alpha and Omega’
  • Eben sang Agunechelba One featuring Phil Thompson.

 

¹https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/june-web-only/way-maker-worship-song-sinach-leeland-michael-w-smith.html


Gospel music has gone a long way to build bridges and bond us to the deep love of our Saviour. Let’s do Gospel. Let’s bring melodies of worship to Jesus.

Would you start your journey now with us at Tonality Music school? You’ve got what it takes to be successful.

We reach out to prospective students who have a desire to pursue Gospel music studies.

Tonality Music School is the best rated Gospel and Worship school in Nigeria, located in Ikeja Lagos. We will help you to build a biblical and spiritual foundation necessary for your ministerial assignment and a prosperous Gospel music career.


For more details, please visit our website: www.tonalitymusic.com.ng. or call/Whatsapp: 08055972777

 

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Guitar Training

HISTORY  OF  THE  GUITAR

The Guitar is an ancient instrument. The history and the development of the guitar could be traced back to 4000 years, from the ancient Egypt to Middle East Asia (India), Europe (Greek, Spain) and Africa.

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An Egyptian singer called Har-Mose made a guitar-like instrument with three strings. It has a sound board made up of a nice polished cedar wood

The English word ‘guitar’ came from the Spanish word ‘quitarra’ and Latin word ‘cithara’. However, it has its root word from the Ancient Sanskrit word ‘tar’ which means string.

1 tar = 1 string

2 tars= 2 strings

3 tars= 3 stings

6 tars= 6 strings

Before the evolution of the Guitar, there had been series of strings instruments, namely, lyre, harp, Indian sitar (5 or many strings), Persian chartar strings (4 strings). The Spanish made their own type of guitar which has nylon strings.  A typical African type of guitar is called Goje (Hausa name for guitar), developed in West Africa. It has strings and a wood attached to a calabash, which serves as the sounding box.

The electric guitar, with six strings (solid body) was invented in the 1930s. It has knobs for volume control and hole where a cable will be connected to an amplifier for sound output. One of the inventors was Les Paul. The person who plays the guitar is called a guitarist.

The bass guitar has strings with low pitches. The first modern bass guitar has four strings (strings 1-G, 2-D, 3-A, 4-E). Nowadays, we have five and six strings bass guitars designed to create more feels and depth with accompanying groove by the bass guitarist.

Features of the guitar

  1. Strings
  2. Hollow body (sound box)
  3. Wood.
  4. Neck.
  5. Fret board/fingerboard
  6. Tuners/ tuning pegs.

Different types of guitar

  1. Acoustic (box) guitar.
  2. Classical- Spanish guitar.
  3. Indian sitar.
  4. Mandolin.
  5. Electric guitar.
  6. Goje (from Africa)

PLAYING THE GUITAR

Guitar is a type of chordophone. A typical acoustic or classical guitar has 6 strings. One can play the guitar by strumming or by plucking the strings.

Learning how to play the guitar is good, however, it can be challenging. The student have the patience to go through the process of playing the guitar, as well as unwitting interest in the instrument. Some guitar strings are made of steel and nylon, you will need to hold down the strings on the board to produce the required notes, if not playing an open string. The effort (applied force) comes from the fingers and you could spend a considerable amount of time pressing down the strings, and moving the fingers across the board while holding several notes together (chords).

Classical guitars have nylon strings, and many students prefer to start learning with a nylon-string guitar to avoid the effect of the metallic strings. However, the sound produced by the nylon strings is different from the metallic strings because of the properties of the materials.

Classical guitar music requires a lot of skill and note reading, so be prepared to take up a module that leads to playing classical guitar music. The South Americans also use the classical-Spanish (flamenco) type of guitar with predominant tunes feel in the beauty of merenge and salsa music.

You can pick up any of the guitars mentioned above, depending on the style of music you want to learn.

 Tips to play C Major scale on the acoustic guitar

The guitar is tuned to concert keys .Guitar strings are named from down to up.

String 1(high pitch) to string six (low Pitch).

E        A   D       G       B          E    (Open strings)

6         5    4        3        2          1

The chord of C major consists of   C E G (open string 3) and C¹, as shown in the diagram above

C Major scale with tonic solfa

C      D      E       F        G         A         B          C¹

1       2        3        4        5          6          7          8

Key-note String Fret Finger Tonic solfa
1 C  (Tonic/home note) 5 3 3 doh (d)
2 D 4 Open Open ray (r)
3 E 4 2 2 meh (m)
4 F 4 3 3 fah (f)
5 G 3 Open Open soh (s)
6 A 3 2 2 lah (l)
7 B 2 Open Open Teh (t)
8 C¹ (octave) 2 1 1 doh (d¹)

Octave is the eighth note (C¹- d¹)

The 1st and 6th strings have the same name, but of different pitch. The 6th string produces a low pitch note while the 1st string a high note.

For example,

Pluck string 5, press fret 3, using finger 3 will give you note C or doh

String 4, open string will give note D-ray

TMI Guitar course

  1. Parts of the guitar
  2. The fret board
  3. Names of keys and scales
  4. Fingering chart
  5. Musical notes and alphabets
  6. Notes on the treble staff
  7. C major scale
  8. Short phrases and chords

It is worth noting that for each student an individual programme of learning to play the guitar is made by taking into account his level, abilities and preferences, which necessarily includes:

  • Correct hand position or setting;
  • development of the mobility of fingers and hands;
  • playing chords, notes and tablature;
  • work on hearing, sense of rhythm;
  • study of the technical side of the issue (combo amplification, gadgets, instrument tuning, etc.).

Playing an electric guitar at any level of training

If you are a beginner, then training will be built in stages from a complete beginner’s level, in an understandable language and at a comfortable pace. If you have already learned how to play the guitar a long time ago, our teachers will help you to improve your skill, improve your technique, assist, and make sense of difficult moments in your favorite works.

And, if you are a master of your instrument and want to become even greater, then in any case, come for the audition, so that the teacher will determine what else you can be taught where there are growth zones. Although there is always a space to grow!

Tips to play your first melody on the guitar:

  1. Play the open strings 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
  2. Play the C major scale above and memorise it

Try these notes on the guitar

E D C D E E E

D D D E E E

E D C D E E E

C D D E D C

It will sound, Mary had a little lamb.

GUITAR MUSIC GENRES

The guitar is used in many genres of music worldwide,

1) Highlife

2) Rock

3) Jazz

4) Blues

5) Raggae

6) Hip pop

7) Worship and praise

A guitarist can study as many styles as possible. This will expand the guitarist’s music and enable him/her to perform on a global setting, more also, using the skills to impart the music of the community.

Learning to play the electric guitar – the string world

 The electric guitar sound gets its amplification from the combo amp or through sound arrangement with a rack of effects: distortion, overdrive, and lots of other rocky sound.

The names of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Jimmy Hendrix cause a thrill, in the world of the electric guitar playing!

Everyone, regardless of age, musical skills and knowledge can learn the electric guitar.

The electric guitar came alive at the beginning of the 20th century. The history of the development of the instrument is closely connected with Leo Fender and Les Paul – these are musicians and inventors whose names are known to majority of guitar players.

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Saxophone Training: Learn to play the saxophone from 5 years

The saxophone is a special type of instrument invented by Adolphe Sax in 1840s. The woodwind cum brass sax ensemble has sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor and baritone in the family group.

The saxophone is a transposing instrument with many keys of different sizes, and used to play various melodies of music ranging from classical, blues, folk and jazz, to mention a few. The most commonest of them is the Alto saxophone, pitched in the key of Eb. For notes agreement, while the Alto saxophonist plays on C major scale, the pianist (concert instrument-piano) will play on Eb major. The difference between the notes is three semitones.

Playing the saxophone requires more of energy and dexterity. The fluidity of notes and the use dynamics are ornaments for robust sound and excellent performance.

You’ve got to develop a good breathing technique and using appropriate reed of convenient  inch to produce a quality sound. You could be playing out of tune, if the mouthpiece is wrongly placed;  the reed is faulty or any of the keys and strings are out of position.

It is advisable to tune your instrument with the aid of a well-tuned piano. Developing your aural skills and tone quality should be a continuous work.

It takes time for you to learn and master the art of playing the saxophone. One has to learn good skills from an experienced sax teacher with much knowledge in the areas of classical and contemporary-creative music, such as jazz.

Aside giving absolute time for music study, you have to learn improvisation method, playing through the chords, creating melodies, and instrumental obbligato.

Music pieces are written on the staff. Therefore, a knowledge of sight-reading and rudiments of music is necessary, to enable you perform loads of music written by professional players around the world.

Good books: hard copies and online publications from trusted authors are available online. The book, ‘A New Tune A Day’ could be a starting point for the sax beginner.

Since saxophone is a solo instrument, it has the power to impart a listener, engaging the audience with brilliance skills by accessing the lower and topmost altissimo notes, practically using the octave key.

To improve your Sax skills,

  1. Practice daily and sght read music pieces of different genres.
  2. Place your mouthpiece in the right position (embouchure), and use correct fingering on the keys.
  3. Gradual blowing of every note (short, long notes) and phrases to sound legato.
  4. Practice scales: major, minor, blues, pentatonic and the chromatic scale.
  5. Practice in bits, steadily with good tempo or timing, possibly to two octaves
  6. Hold you sax pretty well and in a good posture that is comfortable for performance.
  7. How do you sound? Record your sound to hear your tone, and learn at different stages if you are improving or not.
  8. Practicing with other superb musicians would be helpful in your musical development.

Like a lead guitarist fires brilliant riffs and running speed on his guitar, so, a saxophonist does translate a momentary situation into a reflective, vibrant and eclectic mood.

Listen to great saxophonist: Kenny G, Groover Washington, Charley Parker, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Manu Dibango, Kirk Whalum, Fela Kuti, Julius Ekemode, Justin Almario, Anjola Aboderin, Kunle Ajayi and many other great performers.

Enjoy playing the sax, and the beauty of the sound will never run you dry!

Saxophone Training

The saxophone produces a warm enveloping sound. Though the charisma of the skillful musician dictates a reflective and beautiful atmosphere.

Is it difficult to learn to play the saxophone? Yes and no. It depends on one’s interest, a good teacher, disciplined to follow instructions, and regular practice.

To start the training, you will need to acquire the instrument. For a beginner, you will need a saxophone in perfect technical condition. So, approach the choice responsibly. It is advisable to consult your sax teacher before buying the instrument.

There are different brands out there with less quality sound. If a professional will play tolerably on the sax with technical problems, the beginner may not be able to do it. Therefore, it is advisable to prepare a realistic budget to purchase quality sax.

Do not buy the saxophone yourself, find a teacher, and consult with him.

What we do at Tonality Music School

We conduct sax lessons individually and also in a group. We teach the students according to their aptitude. Even at the general sax lessons, we do attend to every student, taking him/her up the steps to playing and performing better and appropriately on the instrument.

Can you learn to play the saxophone yourself?

It is a two-way thing. If you study alone, you gain an average knowledge, however, you would be able to learn the sax so well with a virtuoso teacher.

Saxophone course overview

Includes a systematic guide to blowing the first sound on the sax, using the right reed, adjusting the strap, breathing technique, dynamics, notes reading, and lots more.

Saxophone course duration

The duration for the basic saxophone training class is 12 weeks/3 months. The first lesson here is the most important. It is the foundation on which musical successes will be built.

For someone who has a problem with playing the sax, it is necessary to address the issues which may have arisen from self-education for years, poor intonation, or any other factors. The excellent teaching we provide at Tonality music school would help you to correct the errors and lead you in the right direction.

Learn to play the saxophone from age 5 years

You can learn to play the sax from age 5 years, starting with a soprano sax. Children attend Tonality music school for excellent tutoring.  Sax lessons are available for adults and those going into professional performance. People looking for tutors or private music teachers call us to book their study time. We have teachers who would make the music and sax learning comfortable for you.

We pay attention to details. Tonality music professionals teach and help our students to achieve their dreams and be successful in playing the saxophone.

Don’t be afraid to play! Music is not only for “the talented” any more, as many people used to believe. Those who regularly engage in music also have consistent musical growth and progress.

For the first 2-3 months, do 3-4 workouts a day lasting 15-20 minutes. It is adequate to study with the teacher twice a week, and do your daily sax exercises at home.

Learn sax music literacy at Tonality music?

Music literacy for playing the saxophone is absolutely important. We have additional classes of sight-reading and tonic solfa that would blend and improve your academic knowledge and creativity.  Playing the tonic solfa improves musical hearing.

The sound of the saxophone is influenced, not only by the ability of the saxophonist and the quality of the saxophone, but also by other factors including, noisy hall, acoustics, sound reinforcement, increased salivation, etc. Having a standard sound in the head is not enough, moreover, the saxophonist should be able to adapt to environmental factors and, it requires skill to bring the sound to fruition.

Do not be afraid of difficulties. Saxophone as a hobby brings pleasure, and also the opportunity to perform at a programme, a party or among friends would be a pleasing and glorious moment for you.

Registering for a sax training at Tonality music school, Lagos would do you a lot of good. The proven sax course would lead you to the desired greatness.

Why not studying with us today and be on your way to becoming one of the great Sax legends?


TONALITY Music School.

For more information or bookings:

Call 08055972777; 07088240850

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History of the Violin

Violin Training

The development of the violin-like instruments could be traced to the 9th and 10th centuries when string instruments were used in music performance.

String instruments are referred to as instruments that are bowed. For example, Lira (lyre) and Fiddle (3 strings). These string instruments had their origin in Central Asia- part of Mongolia, and were subsequently modified in Europe by the Europeans using various crafting method and technique.

History of the Violin

One of the inventors of the violin was Andréa Amati, an Italian and an apprentice under a Lira maker. He was from Cremona in Milan, Italy. He made a violin in the 16th century (1555). Other inventors include the families of Guarneri and Ruggeri; and Antonio Stradivari. The oldest serving was named Charles 1X, after the king of France in 1564.

‘Lira da braccios’ was the name given to those instruments that are placed in between legs and bowed to play them, for example, cello and double bass.

The Strings family

  1. Violin (smallest)
  2. Viola
  3. Cello
  4. Double bass(biggest)

All of them have four strings, similar but of different shapes.

 

THE VIOLIN

The violin sound is close to human voice-singing. It exists in various sizes: ¼, ½, ¾, 4/4, inches length. We play the violin with a bow. A bow is a slightly curved stick with hair attached to it.

Features of the Violin

  1. The wooden body
  2. Bridge
  3. Fingerboard/fret board
  4. Neck
  5. Scroll
  6. Pegs
  7. F-hole
  8. Tail piece
  9. Fine-tuner adjuster
  10. Strings(4)

Violin Strings

History of the Violin

 

The strings are tuned by tightening or loosening the pegs as indicated above.

 

VIOLIN MUSIC PERFORMANCE

The person who plays the violin is called the violinist. He/she plays some notes on the violin to produce music.

Performing music on the violin requires good skill and concentration. Most of the time, the violinist does not see the fingerboard (which isn’t divided with short iron lines) like the guitar. The player has to use his/her sense of tonality and understanding of notes, scales to being out the tunes.

 

Violin music genres

The violin can be used in different music genres:

  1. Traditional songs in Celtic-folk songs from Scotland using fiddle.
  2. Irish music
  3. Hungarian music
  4. Country-Western
  5. Blues and Jazz
  6. Classical music
  7. Worship

Learn to play the Violin

Learning to play the violin can be a smooth journey for children and adults alike. Tonality Music School provides you with ‘an easy to learn approach’ to master the violin and play the instrument which sounds very close to human voice.

Overview of a Basic violin course at Tonality Music School

  1. Introduction to music and sound
  2. Parts of a violin
  3. Tuning the violin
  4. Playing the violin: holding the violin and bow, placement of fingers
  5. Fingering charts
  6. Notes reading
  7. Short pieces- leading to a scale
  8. Major scales of A, D and G
  9. Playing songs and other music pieces
  10. Violin performance

 Learn to tune the violin

There are different instruments that can be used to tune the violin

  1. the piano/ keyboard
  2. electronic tuner
  3. the pitch pipes or tuning folk

The name of the violin strings from string four to one are: G-4, D-3, A-3, E-1.

String D should be adjusted, to match the pitch (D) – the note in front of the middle C on the piano. Therefore, play D on the piano and adjust string 3, to be at the same pitch with the piano. Do the same for other strings, as shown in the diagram above.

Note G, is below the middle C. The pegs are used to tighten the strings and make big changes while the fine tuners achieve the closer tuning.

The names of the strings are different for Viola, Cello and Double bass.

Tips to help as you start to play your violin                                                                                                 

  • Make sure you rosin your brand new bow before playing; otherwise it wouldn’t be smooth and would have a little friction on the string, therefore makes a fussy noise.
  • When you tighten the bow, pay attention to create a space of 1 to1.2cm between the hair and the stick.
  • With the shoulder rest, it is easier to hold the violin between the chin and the shoulder. Your hand could as well support or hold the instrument.
  • Make sure your violin is in tune.
  • Be careful, your violin may be distuned or broken, if you drop it on the floor.

Fingering chart

Measure the distance between the notes.  T – Tone (a tone equals two semitones), on the fingerboard.

S- Semitone spacing (semitone is the distance between two adjacent notes), that is, B-C; E-F; G#-A; C#-D; F#-G, etc.

You can use a marker to write on the board and try your finger positions on 1, 2, 3 and 4. Bow or pluck the string (pizzicato)-1 at positions 1, 2, 3 and 4. Do this on all the other strings A, D and G. You would have played part of the notes of the three common scales of A, D and G.

1) Learn to place each finger and play on positions 1, 2, and 3, as shown below:

 

A Major scale

A B C# D E F# G# A

_

D Major scale

D E F# G A B

C# D
__

G Major scale

G A B C D E

F# G

 

Playing the major scales

There are common scales that are easier to start with. We have keys A, D and G major scales.

A Major scale

A             B             C#          D             E             F#          G#          A

1             2             3             4             5             6             7             8

To play two octaves on A major, start from the fourth string as shown above. You can as well play from open string-2 (A).

 

D Major scale

D                     E             F#          G             A             B             C#          D

1                     2             3             4             5             6             7             8

D major –Start from the 3rd open string, play one and a fifth above the tonic, and a fifth below the tonic key D.

G Major scale

G             A             B             C             D             E             F#          G

1             2             3             4             5             6             7             8

g major violin

G major scale– You can play one or two octaves from string 4 (open string G). It has an easy fingering pattern to remember (see the spacing of the notes above). For the G major scale, the student would avoid F natural on the E-1 string.

The movement of the bow and arm should be regular along with the upstroke and downstroke playing on the strings.

Performance dynamics include:

  1. Double stopping: when two strings are played together to produce harmony.
  2. Vibrato – the use of finger tip, arm or wrist to produce a throbbing (sound) effect
  3. Legato- playing the notes with smoothness, skillfully joining the notes on the strings.

The right arm, hand and bow play significant part in articulation and dynamics, rhythm and the quality of sound.

Bowing techniques

Holding the bow: with the thumb bent underneath the frog, to support the fingers.

  • You need to add pressure with your left fingers; more pressure would make the sound audible, otherwise the tone would be scratchy.
  • Place the bow directly on the string near the f-hole, and play long notes and short notes on all the four strings, in an upstroke and downstroke manner.

Like the guitar, the violin has its challenges. You will need to add finger pressure on the string-fingerboard. A simple method for beginners to play the notes would be either by using a marker for the position of the notes or by pitch method (student already have the ability to recognize the notes-sounds of a scale).

If you intend to play in an orchestra, a music band or involved in directing music, an experience of playing the violin, and other string family (viola, cello, and double bass) would be an added advantage.

Grab the opportunity to study violin at Tonality Music School.

Call today to book your place.


For enquiries, call: 08055972777 or Email: musicolu@gmail.com

Voice Training

VOICE TRAINING WITH PIANO CLASS, CONTEMPORARY TUNES

For anyone intending to study voice in a music school or university, he/she has to do piano as the second instrument.

This will help to address the issue of pitch, identification of tones, aural skills, singing through chords and performance with other musicians.

At Tonality Music School, our voice students will be able to accompany songs with the keyboard/piano. You may also prefer to add any other available instruments like the guitar, saxophone, flute, drums in addition to your instrument of study.

Sometimes, the singers and musicians may not understand the lyrical content and stylistic movement in a complex contemporary music, Gospel tunes and jazz chords.

Registering with us will do you a lot of good as we explore together the songs of the International and Nigerian Musicians, singers and worship leaders.

For more Information contact us , call or whatsapp or Visit our study Centre at

17, Akinremi Street, Anifowoshe, Ikeja, Lagos.

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Kids Music School in Lagos, Tonality Music

  • Catch them young!
  • Lead them in the right way,
  • Equip them with the necessary skills to develop in to mature adults.

Kids who play musical instruments have the chance to improve in their academic work. Research shows that playing of instruments, and in particular piano helps the memory function.

‘When I was learning the guitar, anytime I was bored reading or solving some mathematical problems, I would leave it and resolved to picking and strumming few notes and chords on my guitar. After few minutes, I would have the inspiration and energy to read and solve hard equations.’- Ayodeji S.

 

Tutoring kids at an early age is very important. Some start at two years to recognise sounds and move on to learn piano. Kids music lesson could be spiced with notes reading and singing some rhymes.

 Choice of instruments

Parents have to inform their kids and discuss the choice of musical instruments for them. Parents do have preference, however, kids option and interest may differ. Though they may want their kids to play a particular instrument that they love, perhaps had missed the opportunity to play them at their early age.

Kids should be allowed to choose the instruments they wish to play. Few of them know the instruments and got inspiration as they watch the performers, and their peers, while others are thrilled by the sound of the instrument and its beauty.

Things to consider for progressive kids music development:

1. The age and stature of the child

Before purchasing the instruments, do consider the age and stature of the child. A big guitar, violin, sax or trumpet would not be useful for a four-year-old child. You should go for a quarter violin type, a small guitar, and a soprano or sopranino saxophone. The same applies to drums set.

2. The quality of the instrument

The quality, as well as the tone of the instrument, is very important. It is good for a child to hear a well-tuned, bright and audible sound at an early age. Whatever you hear determines your musical output. It does apply to languages and speech as well.

A poor piano sound or a distuned and inferior guitar could cause harm to kids’ musical development and aural skills.

3. The tutor

Who impacts knowledge on these kids?  Is the person a qualified music teacher or instrument tutor? Does he or she have the ability to teach and transfer skills to them?

Getting the right tutor for your kids is absolutely necessary.  A saxophone tutor, not a piano tutor, should teach a saxophone student. There are great musicians out there, but not all of them could teach, talk less of teaching children.

The tutor would have to be patient, calm and children-friendly individual who understands children music pedagogy and psychology. A class session with kids could be frustrating; they may display different attitudes inhibiting them from learning.  The teacher’s maturity is needed here.

Safety of kids must be taken seriously. Endeavour to do a background character check on your would-be kids’ music tutor.

4. A conducive place for learning

Students need a good place to learn. A place that is void of noise and distractions.

Music is artistic and also scientific. A lot of calculations happen during movement of notes, pitch variation, intervals, inversion of chords, piano chord voicing, colour, and embellishment. Therefore, an atmosphere conducive for taking instructions and practicing music pieces would be ideal.

5. Encourage practice time

It is advisable to draw a weekly practice time plan for the students and monitored by the parents. Kids should be encouraged to practice on their instruments and never forget to include scales, arpeggios, drum riffs and patterns, fingering exercises, basic major and minor chords.

6. Individual and group performance

Kids should be prepared to perform solo pieces on their instruments in order to build their confidence. That will help them do better when they are involved with the group. Attending concerts and participating in music competition could be helpful.

7. Leadership role.

Let them lead music and songs during events. Let them take the front role by giving the speech, singing or playing during your birthday party. They would be happy and have a sense of belonging. Being recognised in such programme would boost their morale and self-esteem.

8. Support them all the way.

New instruments and accessories should be provided by the parents or guardians when needed. The instruments should be well kept and be in good condition, protected from rust and impending damage.

Endeavour to sponsor music education the same way you support other academic programmes. Take the kids to and from the music school, sit by them often during lesson or practice time. Listen to the music they play and give them a positive response.

Be the first fan of your kids. If music makes your children happy, support them, they will give you joy in return.

Basic kids music class at Tonality Music School is for 6 months. We have a programme which allows good time for our pupils to develop, practice sight-reading and also perfect their instruments. They could also learn another instrument within the 6 months period provided they have obtained a good grasp of the first instrument.

After we have laid the foundation for 6 months of tutoring, kids can continue music studies and lifelong development.

Instruments available:

  • Piano/keyboard
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Violin
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone

Further details on instruments studies at:

GOSPEL_MUSIC_SCHOOL

Gospel Music School & Worship School, Lagos, Nigeria

GOSPEL MUSIC SCHOOL, MUSIC MINISTRY & EDUCATION

Do you have a call to music ministry and don’t know how to go about it? You probably have gone through many challenging situations in and out of the church, and deeply bothered or confused about fulfilling your dream!

You may have so many questions regarding your church music and directing? Yes, you could be the answer to those questions with quality and biblical music education.

Would you take time out to study Gospel music and the reasons why some songs that we sing project GOOD NEWS?

Have you been involved in a music band or a choir, yet you can’t lead songs or harmonise (singing in parts: alto, tenor and bass)?

Do you have your single or an album and find it difficult to perform your recorded songs? That could be very challenging. The studio engineer added a lot of voice effects to galvanise your voice and made you sound like the nightingale birds.

Yeah, the audience had expected you to sound better than your recorded music when performing live.  Oops, that’s not the case! You need help to correct the wrong notes and jittery when performing.

Does your pianist play an inappropriate key and, that makes you sound too high or deep, very uncomfortable? Many of our so-called musicians do not understand that recorded songs could be performed on another key if the original key is not suitable for the singers or the choir.

Transcription is needed depending on the collective voices and relative central key of the choir team.  The reason, why hymns composers do consider the congregation voice range while they fix the key of the written hymn.

We have up-to-date programmes: Music Ministry, Worship studies, Music Leader’s Certificate Programme, Basic Studies in Music, Popular Music studies… All of these well packed-courses will benefit and shoot you up to become the genius you have hoped for.

The quality of delivery is here. We combine the intellectual and analytical works of a university and college degree music programmes with practicals to give you a proven identity and qualification needed in the contemporary age.

We will assist you to analyse your compositions and teach you how to arrange the songs.  Anyway, you don’t have to go too far. Tonality Music will give you a good beginning to music life and a step to the glorious future.

Get on the Music train!

Tonality Music School

www.tonalitymusic.com.ng

08055972777

Ikeja Lagos.

Compostion & Arranging Course

Melodies are like sweet pearls, born in the deep-soul of each person.

They come in dreams, while on a walk, at work – whenever they like: in their own special unique ways. Someone needs to sing them once or twice. And some want to save, remember, write and share with friends and close relatives.

The question is – how to do it?

Sometimes, you record a melody – it’s boring, you can see the flaws, there is a lack of harmony, though, original. Not at all what sounds in the bath. It would be great – I thought it up, wrote it down, made an arrangement: this piece was played by the violin, this one was played by the woodwinds, then the brass instruments come in!

Why do we need composition courses?

Courses are designed for those who want to learn how to write music and wondering: “How to compose music?”

It is a mistake to think that the lessons on composition are needed only to compose complex works and classics. Those who wish to write rock music, music in the style of trance, jazz – knowledge is necessary. Others who intend to write indigenous music should have basic knowledge of cultural music and language.

You will learn how to write music on a computer, especially performance, processing on a keyboard synth.  Basic theoretical, practical knowledge, understanding of the basic laws of composition, structures, and forms of works are necessary.

Composition lessons will help you to compose music and write it in notes.

The composition programme is compiled for individual and group class. Tonality music school provides classes for adults of any level.

In the composition lessons you will learn how:

  • melody is built;
  • to arrange the melody with creative harmony;
  • rhythm affects the character, mood of the work;
  • to write music on the computer;
  • to compose, process music on the piano, guitar.
piano training in Lagos

Learn to Play the Piano

Are you searching for a professional piano training in Lagos, Nigeria? Then you have come to the right page.

Playing such a wonderful classical instrument as a piano has singled out people in society. And no wonder! After all, this is an excellent musical instrument for accompaniment, solo performances, and compositional activities. Moreover, by playing the piano, you,

  • develop performance skills, coordination, memory;
  • broaden your musical horizons;
  • and enrich your inner world.

What is included in the Piano Courses?

 

  • Individual approach, taking into account the age and stature, the initial level of music education, the tasks you set.
  • Elaboration of the correct fit, setting hands, which allows you to master a variety of techniques, scales, to achieve ease of performing the most virtuoso works.
  • Various exercises to develop performance skills.

We at Tonality Music International have an integrated Piano training in Lagos and Environs from three months above to accommodate learners at different levels.

Flexible time is available for adults at a reasonable cost – you should not think that time is lost or it is too late to study, there are no chances.

Our music school offers the first piano lesson with approach to sounding notes.

You will be able to get acquainted with the instrument, play, try your hand, get recommendations from the teacher and assess your abilities.

At the initial stage of training, you can play a few pieces, read, understand notes, pick up tunes and chord accompaniment.

For those who have more serious professional tasks on the piano course, it will require hard work – thorough mastering of performing techniques, and extensive repertoire.

We also have teachers who are well trained to teach children to play the piano.

The ability to play a musical instrument will make you a different person. Music performance skills make musicians attractive to others. When learning to play the piano, the development of creative abilities takes place, the ability to express one’s innermost feelings through music appears.

In contact with the beautiful world, enjoying the experiences that possession of the instrument gives, the performer generously shares his emotions with the audience and rewards them with his beautiful performance.

Take the first step towards achieving your dream.

How great it would be to show off the performance of a popular piece-a song to your own accompaniment, causing admiration of friends and relatives!

Learning to play the piano is challenging, but it requires a huge reserve of patience, diligence, and perseverance. Gradually, with you showing dexterity in playing, people begin to appreciate the one who proves his worth.

VOICE TRAINING WITH PIANO CLASS, CONTEMPORARY TUNES

For anyone intending to study voice in a music school or university, he/she has to do piano as the second instrument of study.

This will help to address the issue of pitch, identification of tones, aural skills, singing through chords and performance with other musicians.

At Tonality Music School, our voice students will be able to accompany songs with the keyboard/piano. You may also prefer to add any other available instruments like the guitar, saxophone, flute, and drums in addition to your instrument of study.

Sometimes, the singers and musicians may not understand the lyrical content and stylistic movement in complex contemporary music, Gospel tunes, and jazz chords.

Registering with us will do you a lot of good as we explore together the songs of the International and Nigerian Musicians, singers and worship leaders.

The end result will give you fulfillment.

Our desire is that all our graduating students will go out as Potential music leaders to start their own Music organisation, ministry, and as Entrepreneurs flourishing in their music businesses and calling.

You can as well check out some other of our courses and programmes.

Learning to Play the Piano

At all times, playing such a wonderful classical instrument as a piano has singled out people in the society. And no wonder! After all, this is an excellent musical instrument for accompaniment, solo performances, and compositional activities.

Moreover, by playing the piano, you

  • develop motor skills, coordination, and memory;
  • broaden your horizons, and enrich your inner world.

Music lessons make people attractive to others. When learning to play the piano, the development of creative abilities takes place, the ability to express one’s innermost feelings through music appears.

Piano courses include:

  1. Individual approach, the initial level of music education, and the tasks you set.
  2. Elaboration of the correct fit, setting hands, allows you to master a variety of techniques, to achieve ease of performing the most virtuoso works and various exercises to develop performance skills.

For prospective adults, learning is available at adequate cost and flexible hours. However, you should not think that time is lost, or it is too late to study.  There are chances and the possibility of a perfect beginning.

Tonality Music School offers piano and keyboard lessons with absolute quality and standard. You will be able to get acquainted with the instrument, play, try your hand, get recommendations from the teacher, and assess your abilities.

At the initial stage of training, you would be able to play little pieces, read, understand notes, pick up tunes, and accompaniment.

For those who have more serious professional tasks on the piano course, it will require hard work thorough mastering of performing techniques, and an extensive repertoire.  The ability to play a musical instrument will make you a different person.

In contact with the world of the beautiful, enjoying the experiences that possession of the instrument gives, the performer generously shares his emotions with the audience and rewards them with his play.

Therefore, take the first step towards the dream!

How great would it be, to show off the performance of a popular play, a song to your own accompaniment, causing the admiration of friends and relatives?

Learning to play the piano is available at Tonality Music School, Lagos, but it requires a huge reserve of patience, diligence, and perseverance for the prospective students.

 

Get on the Music train!

Tonality Music School

www.tonalitymusic.com.ng

Phone/Whatsapp: 08055972777

Ikeja Lagos.

 

MUSIC LEADER ADVANCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME (MLAC)

MLAC programme contains well-built courses carefully formed to give an all round education to students with vision/intention to establish themselves in Music leadership, performance, and recording business.

Having built on the foundation of the MLC programme, we will teach you how to record music, coordinate a band as well as record your own single! How fantastic is that?

We will help you to be creative using different musical styles, and work with you to develop your heart music.

Aside being able to play two musical instruments, you could also teach music.

The choice is all yours. Grab the opportunity to the best.

COURSES

And for MLAP you under Courses:

1. Rudiments/ Theory of Music (Grade 1)

2. Keyboard and any other instrument

3. Songleading- Voice skills

4. Composition and Arranging

5 Styles of Music/Genres

6. Harmony

7.Music Business

8. Recording a song


Electives

1. Chorals/Hymnody, Contemporary and Classical Music

2. Music ministry

3. Worship

4. Popular music


*Choose any one of the elective courses above.

Duration

9 months, including an experience in a music studio, and also with a Performing band or a church music team.

Thrice a week ; 2 hours lesson on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Studies include Theory, Practicals and Project-Performance

FEES: N300,000.

Registration: N5,000

CERTIFICATE: Music Leader Advance Certificate

Contacts

For Registration or Further Enquiries call: 08055972777, 07088240850

Whatsapp: 08055972777.

Office: Visit our office @ 17 Akinremi Street, Anifowoshe Area, Ikeja, lagos.

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