Turn up the volume

July 13, 2018 by Perthshire Creates

A brilliant opportunity for musicians of all ages and experience to make some noise at these Summer Music Sessions run by The Echo Lab.

The Echo Lab is a creative music business established by two recent music and audio graduates, Charlotte Bibby and Kerr McCall, with the aim of encouraging young (and not so young) musicians to both develop their skills and pursue their passion.

This fledgeling business, established in November 2017, is a driven and heartfelt response by Bibby and McCall to provide guidance, tuition and opportunity for raw musical talent. At a time when music education across Scotland has been hit by well-publicised budget cuts, resulting in shorter lesson times and less opportunity for valuable one-to-one tuition, The Echo Lab aims to encourage and support budding musicians of any age across Perth & Kinross.

Their timing coincides with the recent recognition that the City of Perth has one of the best colleges for the study of popular music in Scotland, and the part that Perth College UHI continues to play in helping grow and develop a thriving music scene in the city, which includes several established live music venues such as the Twa Tams, The Green Room and The Venue.

In April earlier this year, The Echo Lab held their first Music Taster Workshops which caught the attention of local online magazine Small City Big Personality, you can read about Colin McSloy’s experience after attending a Drum Taster Workshop here.

The Echo Lab Music Taster Session in progress

The two workshops were a huge success and provided the opportunity to introduce a whole range of ages to practising and performing music together.  Following on from this success, The Echo Lab have planned and designed two new sessions to include intermediate/advanced players and older players.

These workshops are set to take place over July and early August 2018:

Music Taster Session – 18 July – Aberuthven Hall

Music Taster Session – 23 July – Oakbank Community Centre, Perth

3 Day Summer Sessions Workshop – 24-26 July – Oakbank Community Centre, Perth

Adult Rock n Roll Sessions – 30 July – Aberuthven Village Hall

Adult Rock N Roll Session – 1 Aug – Oakbank Community Centre, Perth

To book your place on any of the workshops or for further enquiries Email:Charlotte@theecholab.co.uk., and more information can be found on The Echo Lab Facebook page.

The Echo Lab founders, Charlotte Bibby and Kerr McCall