Shine Summer Beginner Concert 2024

Posted on June 12th, 2024 by shineuser

Hello Students and Families of Shine!

It’s time for our Summer Beginner Concert! The concert will take place at La Violeta in Gracia at 17:00h on the 15th of June! Come and support the students as they perform their musical pieces. The Shine Concerts are a family affair with a relaxed atmosphere. We encourage all our students to perform, as performance is an integral part of the musical experience.

This year we will also be streaming our concert LIVE here on our website! Share with your family and friends who are unable to attend the concert in person! Stay Tuned! See you on Saturday.

Posted in concert, Concerts, conciertos | Comments Off on Shine Summer Beginner Concert 2024

Preparing for a Concert: A Guide for Music Students

Posted on May 22nd, 2024 by shineuser

As we draw closer to the end of the school year and summer, Shine students might be preparing their music pieces for the school concert. If you are feeling a bit nervous or performing in the concert for the first time, why not put the following techniques into action!

Shine Combos Concert

Performing in a concert is a significant milestone for any music student, offering a chance to showcase skills and gain valuable performance experience. Proper preparation is crucial to ensuring a successful and enjoyable concert. Here are some essential tips to help you get ready for your big performance.

1.Consistent practice is the foundation of a great performance. To make your practice sessions more effective, set clear goals for each session, focusing on specific sections that need improvement. Use a metronome to develop a strong sense of timing and rhythm. Practice difficult passages slowly to ensure accuracy and gradually increase the tempo. Recording your practice sessions can also help you identify areas for improvement and track your progress over time.

2. Mastering your repertoire is essential for a confident performance. Ensure you are completely familiar with your concert pieces. If your performance requires memorization, practice playing without the sheet music well in advance. Focus on dynamics, phrasing, and expression to bring the music to life, thinking about the emotional story you want to convey. Regularly perform full run-throughs of your pieces to build endurance and simulate the concert experience.

3.Developing stage presence is an important aspect of a successful performance. Practice performing in front of family, friends, or classmates to simulate concert conditions. Work on your posture, movements, and facial expressions to convey confidence and engage your audience. Practice deep breathing exercises to help manage nerves and maintain control.

Planning your pre-concert routine can help you stay calm and focused. Develop a consistent warm-up routine to prepare your mind and body for performance. Eat a balanced meal a few hours before the concert to ensure you have enough energy, but avoid heavy or sugary foods. Drink plenty of water, but avoid excessive consumption right before you go on stage.

4.Taking care of your instrument is crucial to a smooth performance. Regularly clean and maintain your instrument, replacing strings, reeds, or any other components as needed. Double-check your instrument’s tuning before the performance, and bring necessary tools and accessories for adjustments.

5.Mental preparation is just as important as physical preparation. Spend time visualizing your performance, imagining every detail from walking on stage to playing your final note. Focus on positive outcomes and remind yourself of your hard work and preparation. Practice mindfulness or meditation techniques to stay present and calm.

6.Familiarize yourself with the concert protocol to ensure a smooth experience. Arrive at the venue with plenty of time to spare for warm-up and any last-minute preparations. Learn the appropriate etiquette for entering and exiting the stage, acknowledging the audience, and interacting with other performers. Don’t forget to take a bow! Stay informed about the concert program and any changes or announcements.

7.Reflecting on your performance is an essential part of growth. After the concert, take time to reflect on what went well and what could be improved. Seek constructive feedback from teachers, peers, and audience members. Celebrate your achievements and acknowledge the hard work that went into your performance.

8.Preparing for a concert involves more than just practicing your pieces. It requires a holistic approach that includes technical preparation, mental readiness, and understanding concert etiquette. By following these tips, music students can enhance their performance skills, build confidence, and enjoy the rewarding experience of performing. Always remeber that Shine Music School Concerts are relaxed and fun, don’t stress too much if you make a mistake, just continue on and end with a flourish! Good luck, and enjoy the music!

Check out our youtube for past performances!


Posted in Concerts | Comments Off on Preparing for a Concert: A Guide for Music Students

Combo Concert!

Posted on March 22nd, 2024 by shineuser

Harmonizing Talent: The Power of Collaborative Music Making!

At Shine Music School, we believe in the power of collaboration and orchestrated teamwork. That’s why we offer Combo Classes, where individual students of the school come together to form ensembles or bands based on their musical interests and skill levels.

Shine Combos Concert

Shine Combos Concert

These combos provide a unique learning experience that fosters teamwork, creativity, and musical growth. By working closely with their peers, students not only learn to listen and adapt to others’ playing styles but also gain valuable insights into the dynamics of group performance. This collaborative approach not only enhances their technical proficiency but also nurtures their musical expression and confidence on stage.

One of the highlights of the year at Shine is our annual Combo Concert. This eagerly anticipated event provides our bands with the opportunity to showcase their hard work and talent in front of family and friends at a local venue. The experience of performing live is invaluable for students, as it allows them to apply what they’ve learned in a real-world setting and connect with their audience on a deeper level.

Combos Concert

Combos Concert

From mastering stage presence to overcoming nerves, our Combo Concerts offer students a platform to shine and celebrate their musical achievements. Moreover, the sense of accomplishment and camaraderie fostered through these performances leaves a lasting impact, motivating students to continue pursuing their passion for music with dedication and enthusiasm.

Check out our Instagram for more clips from the Combos Concert!


Posted in combos, combos, concert, Concerts, conciertos | Comments Off on Combo Concert!

Combos Concert 2023!

Posted on May 18th, 2023 by shineuser

Our Combos concert is happening this Saturday. Shine Music Schools combos give our students the unique opportunity to play as part of a band, a choir, an orchestra or more. Not only do students benefit from actively learning how their chosen instrument or singing can work with others, but its also a fun way to share a love of music. Come and support some of our groups as they perform on Saturday at the La Violeta Cultural Center in Gracia

The concert begins at 6pm
C. de Maspons, 6, 08012 Barcelona

Some of the Combos from last year… you can see more on our Youtube Channel.

Posted in combos, combos, concert, Concerts, conciertos, music | Comments Off on Combos Concert 2023!

Shine Online Christmas Concert

Posted on December 10th, 2020 by Milos Sajin

As promised we will be hosting our second online concert this year! 2020 has been one for the record books and we invite you back again to enjoy a repeat of our successful first ever online concert!

On the 19th of December we will be streaming a collection of work from many of our students live. Students from both our Barcelona and South Africa music schools will be coming together with our online students to perform in an extended music festival. The show will begin at 16.00h CET and is expected to go on for 3 or 4 hours! So sit back, relax, and tune in to an evening filled with music!



Posted in Concerts, online classes | Comments Off on Shine Online Christmas Concert