CBSO Planets Creative Project

I have been working with students from Holyhead School over the last 2 weeks to compose songs inspired by Holst’s The Planets. All students went to a CBSO performance of it a few weeks ago, this was our composition stimuli. At the start of the workshops I gave participants the option to compose about planets […]

Birmingham Jazz Youth Concert, CBSO centre. This Sat 15th March. 4.00pm

This Saturday 15th at 4pm in the CBSO centre there will be an informal concert by the Birmingham Jazz Youth Group. It is the result of 3 sessions at the CBSO and workshops at schools across Birmingham. It will feature small groups pieces and a very innovative, energetic and creative big band. The concert is […]

About

Bobbie Gardner is a composer, pianist,  arranger, producer and music leader. She recently completed a Masters degree in music composition at Birmingham Conservatoire studying under Joe Cutler and Michael Wolters. She has received commissions from Uchenna Dance Co., Vocab Dance Co., mac arts, Punch Records, Vivid Projects, Sound and Music, Fierce Festival, Grand Union and […]

Schools

I work as a piano teacher and music leader. I teach piano at beginner and intermediate levels. I incorporate classical and popular styles of playing in my classes. I also include basic improvisation; keeping lessons fun, fast paced and insightful. I deliver workshops that focus on creative ensembles, composition, social media  and music technology. My […]

Banded About – C’est Fini

It’s all over and done with! Today was the final concert date at Town Hall for the Banded About project, we made it! It was emotional, it was sad, it was tiring, fun and creative. I was soo impressed with the young people at Watville, Wilkes Green and St. James primary schools over the year. […]

Hustlin’

The summer term is always quieter work wise. I have been hustling the last few weeks; consequently promotional skills have improved. 2 projects I am excited to be working on are with CBSO Education where composition and creativity are based around Holst’s ‘The Planets’, the second is for THSH’s ‘Pipe Up’ project pivoted around cathedral […]

Workshop Audio

Music generated from workshops I have (worked as a team or sole handedly) delivered. Gigbeth project that showcased some of Handsworth’s talent Elliot Mashed it up, with a funky beat, collaborating MCs and some blazing rhymes. Elisha A heart-breaking tune. Sad lyrics. Angel Really beautiful, conscious wifey tune. Keisha and Kelsey Some raw, meaty rhymes! […]