Running from Friday October 2nd to Sunday October 4th 2009 at Sound Rehearsal Studios in Moorabbin VIC, “MasterBlast” participants will be grouped together according to music ability and interests, and will spend the weekend rehearsing and getting to know their band mates. On the Sunday evening, they’ll perform the songs they’ve learned live at Melbourne’s Manchester Lane rock club complete with professional lighting, sound production and photography.
Many teenagers find it difficult to meet other musicians and feel frustrated playing in their bedroom night after night. MasterBlast aims to give kids the chance to spread their wings, meet other musos, and offers inspiration in seeking out future performance and career opportunities.
Rock Star Experience also aims to run sponsored music camps in 2010 for disadvantaged and troubled youth. Participants will work together in various industry disciplines to produce, direct and stage a live rock show where they will learn about stage production, logistics, promotion/marketing and wardrobe/make-up. Rockstar Experience’s Director, Leah Andrews says “Most kids would love the idea of working in the music industry, but have no idea how to go about it, what they would be good at, or who to talk to. We’re hoping that by providing the chance to step up and take responsibility for a whole show, disadvantaged kids might have the chance to realise just how much they can achieve.”
Four selected “MasterBlast” participants will also receive a full scholarship to attend the first sponsored music camp and will be the headlining act for the Camp’s live production. A documentary film is planned for the first sponsored music camp, which is yet to be named.
Numerous studies have shown that musical expression can achieve reduction in stress levels, improvement in mental capacity, improved social interaction and has been shown to reduce the incidence of drug and alcohol abuse in teenagers and young adults. This is one of the primary drivers in bringing the Rock Star Experience to the disadvantaged youth of Australia.
“MasterBlast” will take place from October 2-4, 2009 at Sound Rehearsal Studios in Moorabbin and is currently open for registrations at www.rockstarexperience.com.au.
The total cost per student is $499 all inclusive of tuition, provision of all equipment, live performance, professional photography, graduation certificate and a pick-up/drop-off service from and to Moorabbin train station (on request).
Tickets for the live performance will be available from September 1st at a cost of $15 (adults) and $10 (under 15’s). Manchester Lane allows children under 18 when accompanying diners, until 11pm.
Rockstar Experience was launched in early 2008 and last year ran an eight week adults program that caught the attention of Melbourne’s Age, SBS World News and 3AW. It was also featured on Melbourne radio station Vega 91.5, when breakfast show host Chrissie Swan completed the “Bachelor Of Rock” adult course and performed live on stage in front of a packed audience including her co-hosts Ian “Dicko” Dickson and comedian Dave O’Neil.
More information including full program details, video, testimonials and media coverage is available at: www.rockstarexperience.com.au
P: 0420 364 698