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Performance and Live Production Workshop report

November 21, 2008 | Music PEI hosted our second Performance and Live Production Workshop this year. Tuesday and Thursday nights (Nov 18 & 20) over 40 Music PEI members attended two hour workshops delivered by Kevin Pauls and Amy Wolter of Tom Jackson Productions.

The workshops were divided into two segments. In the first segment Kevin discussed many of the things artists should be thinking about when approaching a live performance and why it is so important to spend just as much if not more time preparing for a performance as writing and rehearsing. It is an area that tends to get forgotten or ignored and in an age where live performance is so important to most artists ability to earn income it is critical to devote the time to develop a great stage presence.

Kevin discussed many important facets including movement on stage, song arrangements for live as opposed to recordings and song selections for building a set.

The second half of the workshop, Amy Wolter worked with artists New Royalty, Dan Currie and What Happened Tomorrow and Nikkie. This diverse selection of artists offered differing examples of what types of techniques an artist can use in a live performance.

For more information about Performance and Live Production workshops contact the Music PEI office music@musicpei.com. You can also subscribe to Tom Jackson?s blog at http://www.tomjacksonproductions.com/