Rock band music teacher Tim Hulsman is returning to Drysdale PS this year with his new business “Sonic Boom Rock School”, a holistic music tuition and performance program designed to free up creative thinking in children. It is a path of discovery between teacher and student and ultimately their whole family and the wider community.
Available at every lesson are a variety of instruments for the children to explore and cross reference back to their main chosen instrument. They include:
- Bass Guitar
Other instruments that can be supplied by special request are:
- Lap Steel Guitar
Tim is also very excited to be introducing Liam Kealy to the teaching staff this year. Liam is a renown keyboardist (B3 Hammond) and a very experienced teacher. He will bring a whole new depth to the private and band sessions. Students interested in piano/keyboards should sign up with Liam before classes book out. He also teaches Drums, Guitar, and Bass guitar.
Learning opportunities are presented to the children in the form of private instrumental tuition or the rock band program and culminate in concert performances bi-annually (or more frequently if appropriate)
There are many peripheral and transferrable benefits from learning music, including:
- Development of non-verbal communication skills
- Increased activity in the area of the brain concerned with Mathematics & Language.
- Problem solving
- Improvement in social behaviour.
- Increased confidence based on skill acquisition, public speaking and performance experience
- Listening, at a deeper level
- Working precisely together as a team
- Mastery of skills / discipline
- Hand-eye coordination
- Meditative states and the ability to focus intensely for longer periods of time.
The whole school community benefits from the children having these experiences.
The program is an elective that runs alongside the normal school program during school hours and is funded by the participating children’s parents or guardians. Prices are listed on the Sonic Boom Rock School mini-website.
Students may bring their own instrument if preferred but ‘Sonic Boom Rock School’ will always have spares at school for them to use.
Instruments may be hired from Tim at a very fair rate and every endeavour will be made to make sure each student is able to practice at home. (For example; Classical guitar – $10 per month)
More info and booking URL: