Nathan is a professional drummer with the band Basement Jaxx. He was supported by his parents and entered talent contests when he was young, spending his winnings on drum sets. He would like to teach children to play the drums.
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DescriptionMusicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.
QualificationsThere are no formal academic entry requirements although many possess a degree and/or diploma. Entry to a degree or graduate diploma course requires A levels/H grades. Entrants to the performers’ diploma course generally possess GCSEs/S grades and Associated Board Graded Examination passes in their chosen instrument(s) and will be required to audition. Apprenticeships at NVQ Levels 2 and 3 are available in some areas.
- Conceives and writes original music;
- Tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score;
- Plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra;
- Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect;
- Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.
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