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As part of Live & Local, we're running a range of professional and creative skills development workshops to support the careers of local artists.

Browse upcoming workshops below and register your interest by completing the Live & Local – Musicians call-out form. For more information on these workshops, please contact us on 131 872 or email us.

Making music and songwriting – USQ School of Creative Arts

 Thank you for your interest! Registration for these workshops is now closed.

Are you a young musician in the Toowoomba Region? This October, begin your journey into the universe of sound production and musicianship in these two free online workshop series with USQ.

  • Learn the art of pre-production, signal flow, mic technique, MIDI and produced music formats, and/or
  • improve your songwriting, musicianship and instrumentation with acclaimed artists, then
  • bring it all together in an exciting, full-day workshop at the USQ Arts Theatre.

These workshops are free and open to young people aged 14–30 who live, work or study in the Toowoomba Region. Registration closes Tuesday, 5 October 2021.

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Delivery: Online

Dates: Tuesday nights on –

  • 12 October 2021 – Songwriter's Toolbox – It's All About Relationships! with Nathan Seiler
  • 19 October 2021 – "The Rhythm of Life" – A Guitarist's Guide to Getting On Top of the Beat with Simon Gardner
  • 26 October 2021 – Understanding the Guitar Layout and Basic Guitar Theory for Songwriting with Tim Sladden

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Delivery: Online

Dates: Thursday nights on –

  • 14 October 2021 – Pre-production: What You Need to Make Recording a Breeze with Ayden Roberts & Acalia McNamara
  • 21 October 2021 – Mastering Signal Flow, Mic Technique & MIDI with Ayden Roberts & Acalia McNamara
  • 28 October 2021 – The Production Format – Putting It All Together with Ayden Roberts & Acalia McNamara

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Delivery: Face-to-face

Date: Saturday, 30 October 2021

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: Arts Theatre, A Block, University of Southern Queensland, Darling Heights QLD 4350

These workshops are facilitated by the University of Southern Queensland and sponsored by Toowoomba Regional Council, Youth Connect, and the Regional Youth Leaders.