Music teachers, musicians and music lovers are invited to join us

We support hobbyists, music professionals and educators who wish to develop their musicianship, as well as skills in modern music technologies. Studying at one of the world's finest conservatoires, where you will have our experienced teaching staff and world-class music facilities at your fingertips.

The Open Conservatorium offers keyboard lessons where the adult beginner can learn to play at their own pace in a group lesson environment under the direction of our talented staff. There are beginner and advancing strands to this program.

Music teachers, musicians and music lovers are invited to join us for Professional Development courses presented through summer, winter and weekend schools at Queensland Conservatorium’s South Bank campus. Whether you want to complement or upgrade your existing music skills, to take your music career in a new direction, our range of professional development courses can help you realise your goals.

Designed to work either in conjunction with "Creative Music Technologies" or as a standalone course. Students will acquire practical experience in the basic operation of live recording/mixing consoles, microphones, signal paths, gain structures, connectivity, recording and sound reinforcement. This course includes strategies on making the most out of minimal equipment through to working with more extended concepts with mixing desks as typically found in school, hobby, and small venue contexts. Assistance can be provided in setting curriculum and assessment for school contexts if required.

Participants will acquire practical experience in the basic operation of generic digital audio recording and sequencing software from MIDI sequencing, basic score creation, audio recording and production, to pre/postproduction concepts and approaches for a wide array of projects. This includes techniques tricks and tips on a wide range of contexts ranging from the solo operator through to large group settings such as a classroom environment. Assistance can be provided in setting curriculum and assessment for school contexts if required.

Using the industry standard Pro Tools software, this course will teach participants to work with non-linear, hard-disk sound recording systems. Participating in practical, computer-lab based tutorials delivers detailed insight into digital audio recording, working with MIDI, editing and mixing, pre- and postproduction concepts, project ideas and how to communicate these ideas techniques and their application.

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