Nescot’s Music Technology students performed in the college’s theatre in February as part of a project to help improve their skills.
The first and second-year Level 3 students worked in groups to compose their own pieces before performing in front of the whole year-group on February 12 for a show called Wavey Fest.
The students used a range of instruments to create music spanning genres from hip hop to house, and some groups will be chosen to perform again at an external venue before summer.
Tutor Neil Keating said the students are taught to work as professional musicians, and all their projects are based on what they will be doing in the industry.
“They’ve learnt a lot of technical skills, like making and recording beats, setting up for a show and checking their sound levels, as well as performing,” he added.
“The project has also helped them with other skills they will need in the industry, like working creatively with other musicians, and organising the logistics of getting their equipment and instruments to the right place at the right time.”
First-year student Jacob, who joined Nescot from Glynn School, said he’d enjoyed performing as part of a hip-hop four-piece.
“It was good to work with different people, because it makes you think differently about your style of music and gives you different ideas,” he said.
“I’m really enjoying the course so far, and I’m learning a lot about all the different aspects and the jobs that are available in the industry. I’m planning to go to university once I finish my Level 3 qualification.”