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MastereignCOPA

 

Through the years, Mastereign Centre of Perfoming Arts (COPA) Music has successfully enabled many students with or without musical abilities to develop in the skills and knowledge of performing and composing music.

We do this by presenting music education to our students in a manner where their learning needs are met. For the musically inclined, students will find themselves challenged conceptually and stretched in their techniques when they have to master a difficult instrument or a piece of difficult music. For the average Joe or Jane, they will have fun crashing and banging on drums made from dustbins to produce music with precise tempo and pulsating rhythms.

Many of our music trainers are experienced professional performers. It is the love for educating students that motivate them to bring the best music education to the schools.

Our Stories

Boon Lay Garden Primary School – Stomp It! Programme

In 2012, we trained a group of Primary 5 students through the Stomp It! Programme and emerged the third winner in the National Creative Percussion Competition. The students put on an exciting and innovative performance displaying great confidence and showmanship.

Seng Kang Secondary School – Stomp It! Programme

Students were trained through our music programme in 2012 to work toward a school performance and then a public showcase in Plaza Singapura in support of the Parkway Health Group “I am a Cancer Warrior” event. Students were greatly inspired and their passion in music and confidence grew stronger.

Jurong Secondary School – Stomp IT! Programme with SEL

We trained a group of students from Secondary 3 and 4 Normal (Technical) stream in 2011 to perform for Mr Tharman, Deputy Prime Minister during the school’s Speech Day.  They then moved on to be the opening item for the Jurong Lake Run and Cancer Run@ECP events, where they welcomed the Acting Minister for Ministry of Social and Family Development, Mr Chan Chun Sing in the latter event.

RHYTHMIC ADVANTAGE

Students will learn the basics of musical beats and rhythmic patterns  and under sports component, they will develop better psychomotor coordination. The students also learn the importance of working together in a tets compam to produce a concerted effort.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme, students will be able to use sports equipment to create rhythmic music. They will also learn to play in an ensemble and stage a performance.

Modules

  1. Basketball and Soccer Ball as Percussive Instruments
  2. Rhythm Application and Exposure 
  3. Tempo and Timing 
  4. Creation of Rhythmic Patterns 
  5. Ensemble Playing

Highlights

  • Develop a fusion of sports and music skills
  • Celebrate through music with a showcase for school assembly, teacher day,  school speech day or community homes
  • Work towards a music competition

 

iPAD MUSIC PRODUCER

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Students will learn to use computer-based software to create and compose their own personal piece of music for different purposes such as advertisements, short movie clips and radio productions using music loops. They will also learn to modify such loops to customise the sounds to their needs. In the process, they will acquire basic music knowledge such as song structure, chord progressions and key changes.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme, students will learn the art of modern music composition using loop-based music software and understand the musical rhythms and grooves found in western music such as Hip Hop, House and Dance music.

Modules

  1. Basic Knowledge of Musical Instruments and Styles
  2. Introduction to Loop-based Music Software 
  3. Song Writing and Music Composition
  4. Music Arrangement 

Highlights

  • Recording of vocal singing into the iPad
  • Producing  a music CD
  • Raising fund for charity through selling of CD

 

BAND IN iPAD

Students will learn to create music with the different instruments on the iPad and form a musical iPad band. They will play melody, accompaniment and rhythms to create contemporary music.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme, students will experience playing in a digital band and create music using the iPad.

Modules

  1. Introduction to Music Apps in iPad
  2. Instrument and Musical Style Appreciation
  3. Playing Techniques of Instruments
  4. Rhythm Application and Exposure 
  5. Ensemble Playing

Highlights

  • Working towards a music performance for school assembly, teacher day,  school speech day or community homes
  • Working towards a music competition

 

E-DRUMMER

Students will learn how to appreciate musical beats and rhythms through playing the electronic drum. Students will learn how to create a variety of musical rhythmic patterns using the electronic drum. They will also be introduced to various sounds in the electric drum pad.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, students will learn about rhythm patterns and beats from various musical genres. They will also develop good hands coordination, have the ability to accompany musical tracks, and play in time.

Modules

  1. Drum Notation
  2. Hand and Stick Coordination
  3. Playing Techniques of Drum Kit
  4. Rhythm Application and Exposure 
  5. Playing with Music Track

Highlights

  • Working towards a music performance for school assembly, teacher day,  school speech day or community homes
  • Working towards a music competition

 

STOPM IT! GROOVE IT!

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Students will integrate the learning of software-driven loop-based music together with ‘live’ hand percussion instruments to create a thrilling mix.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, students will work towards a stomp percussion ensemble, playing with the music groove they have created through the computer.

Modules

  1. Basic Knowledge of Musical Instruments and Styles
  2. Introduction to Loop-based Software 
  3. Ethnic Percussion and Recycled Props
  4. Playing Techniques of Instruments
  5. Rhythm Application and Exposure 
  6. Ensemble Playing

Highlights

  • Developing skills in stomp percussion and digital music programming
  • Working towards a music performance to celebrate teacher’s day or  school’s speech day 
  • Raisining funds through music showcases for community homes
  • Working towards a music competition

RHYTHM & BEATS / STOMP IT

Students will learn how to create a variety of musical rhythmic patterns in a group setting using hand percussion instruments such as congas, bongos, cowbells, etc. They will also be taught to experiment with novel and creative ways to create beats and rhythms using everyday items such as pots and pans, bins, etc.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, the students will be able to create rhythmic music, playing an ensemble, and stage a performance.

Modules

  1. Basic Percussion Theory
  2. Ethnic Percussion and Recycled Props as Instruments
  3. Playing Techniques of Instruments
  4. Rhythm Application and Exposure 
  5. Ensemble Playing

 

POP GUITARIST

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Students will learn the basics of playing the guitar through family chords, basic chord theory, fret board fingering and guitar strumming. This enables students to grasp the essence of playing popular music on the guitar quickly.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, the students will learn about chords and rhythms through guitar and be able to play accompaniment to contemporary pop music.

Modules

  1. Introduction to Music Theory 
  2. Introduction to Chord Application for Guitar
  3. Chord Progressions and Song Playing
  4. Introduction to New Chord Progressions 

 

UKULELE PLAYER

Students will learn the basics of playing the ukulele through fingering and chords playing. They will experience the fun of playing pop music through the ukulele in an ensemble.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, the students will learn about chords and rhythm through ukulele and be able to play contemporary pop music.

Modules

  1. Introduction to Music Theory 
  2. Introduction to Chord Application for Ukulele
  3. Chord Progressions and Song Playing
  4. Introduction to New Chord Progressions

 

POP KEYBOARDIST

Students will learn the basics of playing the keyboard through family chords, basic chord theory, keyboard fingering and scales taught in a precise, fun, and simple way. This enables students to grasp the essence of playing popular music on the keyboard quickly.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, students will learn about the fundamentals of keyboard playing and music theory. They will also experience playing songs as soloists, as well as in an ensemble.

Modules

  1. Introduction to Pop Piano and Basic Music Theory
  2. Chord Application
  3. Basic Left and Right Hand Coordination 
  4. Basic Chord Progressions 

 

FUNKY BOOMWHACKERS

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Students will learn to play on colourful, pitched percussion tubes that produce different melodies when hit. Boomwhackers are a great way to understand how different rhythms and melodies can be weaved together in a coherent and exciting way. Students will also learn the importance of teamwork and cooperation in playing an ensemble.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, students will learn about the fundamentals of boomwhackers playing and music theory. They will also develop a sense of timing in playing an ensemble.

Modules

  1. Introduction to the World of Boomwhackers 
  2. Introduction to Basic Music Theory
  3. Introduction to Melody Playing with Boomwhackers 
  4. Introduction to Bass Accompaniment

 

MUSIC GROOVE MAKER

Students will learn to use computer-based software to create and compose their own personal piece of music for different purposes such as advertisements, short movie clips and radio productions using music loops. They will also learn to modify such loops to customise the sounds to their needs. In the process, they will acquire basic music knowledge such as song structure, chord progressions, and key changes.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, students will learn the art of modern music composition using loop-based music software and understand the musical rhythms and grooves found in western music such as Hip Hop, House and Dance music.

Modules

  1. Basic Knowledge of Musical Instruments and Styles
  2. Introduction to Loop-based Music Software 
  3. Song Writing and Music Composition
  4. Music Arrangement

 

ETHNIC GROOVE MAKER

Students take digital music on a higher level with this course as they learn the mechanisms behind the creation of fusion music. This course shows how eastern and western music can be combined using music loops. Students will also get an opportunity to create their own piece of fusion music.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, students will learn the art of ethnic fusion music composition using loop-based music software and understand ethnic rhythms and grooves.

Modules

  1. Basic Knowledge of Ethnic Musical Instruments and Styles
  2. Introduction to Loop-based Music Software  
  3. Song Writing and Music Composition
  4. Music Arrangement

 

MUSIC PRODUCER

Students will be introduced to the whole process of music production. Students will be taught a package of multiple-skills such as songwriting, lyrics writing and music arrangement that leads to an opportunity to record in a professional music studio.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, students will learn the art of song and lyric writing, music arrangement, and produce a music CD in an audio recording studio.

Modules

  1. Instrument and Musical Style Appreciation
  2. Melody and Lyrics Writing
  3. Music Arrangement 
  4. Introduction to Loop-based Music Software 
  5. Mixing the Arrangement 

 

DJ SPIN MASTER

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Students will work with a professional disc jockey and learn how to use DJ equipment to create remixes and build their own signature groove. Presentation skills and honing of self-confidence through presentation will also be explored.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, students will learn about DJ equipment, presentation skills, and mixing techniques.

Modules

  1. Introduction to DJ-ing and Turntablism
  2. Tempo (counting BpMs and bars)
  3. Beat-Mixing Theory and Practice
  4. Basic Scratching
  5. DJ Equipment and Consoles

SHAPES DRUMMER

Students will learn to play on the different shape drums that will produce different pitches. They will learn to create a variety of musical rhythmic patterns to understand how different rhythms and pitches can be weaved together in a fun way. Students will also learn the importance of teamwork and cooperation through ensemble playing.

 

POP VOCAL MASTER

Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of proper vocal techniques in popular music. Breathing exercises, pitching, and rhythmic training among other techniques will be introduced. For group singing, vocal harmonization will be taught so that different voices can blend well together. Opportunities for showcases at the end of the course will be provided.

 

VOCAL PERCUSSIONIST / BEATBOXER

Students will learn to express their creativity through experimenting with their vocal chords and lip formations to produce percussion sounds such as the bass drum, snare, cymbal and even scratching on the turn-table. This course develops students’ sense of rhythm and originality in creating and combining such sounds. At the end of the course, students can either produce a solo act or form a percussion ensemble with their group mates.

 

CREATIVE SONGWRITER

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Students will be exposed to the basics of popular songwriting techniques, how to write catchy melodies, understand basic chord progressions, and grasp lyrical writing techniques.

 

MUSIC THEORY MASTER

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of music theory to the syllabus of ABRSM Theory. They will undergo theory drills and practices, and work towards taking the ABRSM theory examination.

 

SOUNDTRACK DESIGNER

Students will understand the basics of sound designing and digital recording. They will be taught to identify different styles of sound effects and music suited for different moods in a movie or animation. They will also learn about sound converting, sound editing, sound processing, special sound effects creation, and sound design.

 

SCHOOL RADIO PRESENTER

Students will learn the basics of radio programming, radio scripting, and producing. They will also learn how to use a mixing board and digital software, presentation, and hosting skills, hence acquiring knowledge to produce their schools’ own radio programme.

 

RECORDING ENGINEER

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Students are introduced to the role of the recording engineer and music producer in professional CD and album recording. They will learn the basics of sound and sound engineering, operation of mixing boards, equalization, compression, and effects. They will also understand the process of recording a professional CD, and will have the opportunity to tour a professional recording studio.

 

LIVE SOUND ENGINEER

Students will learn basics of sound and sound engineering as well as acquire knowledge on how to set up a basic sound system comprising of microphones, speakers, a mixer board, cables etc. hence giving them skills to assist their schools’ events as soundmen. ‘Live’ sound mixing exercises and projects will be given as practical exercises.