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[Event Report] The Second “SHOBI’s Pre-school ~Getting used to Music and Music Business Terminology” for International Students

The SHOBI International Exchange Center holds a “pre-school” program for international students who are currently attending a Japanese Language school and are considering furthering their studies in a professional training college.
“Pre-school” refers to lessons held at a professional training college, taken before enrolling into the professional training college to help you get used to lessons here.

On October 15th 2016, the second “SHOBI’s pre-school ~Getting used to Music and Music Business Terminology” (Instructor: SHOBI Jazz and Popular Department Head, TAKANO Masakazu) was conducted.

lesson_takanoThe theme for this lesson was “Music Genre and History ~the evolving Rock & Pops”.
A teacher who believes that the type of music a person likes in youth changes his/her future, Mr. Takano shared with the students about the genres and history of the music from the 60s and 70s, the characteristics and historical background of the US and British music, and about the representatives of musicians (such as the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin), all of which were very much a part of his own youth. An exciting lesson sprinkled with jokes and filled with various priceless videos and stories from the time, and a piano demonstration!

We received much positive feedback such as “it was fun to be able to talk about music”, “I’ve learnt a lot more about music” and “the teacher was really interesting” from attending students, many of which expressed their desire to participate again.

lessonSHOBI’s pre-school will be held on the 3rd Saturday of every month till February 2017!
The next session will be held on 11/19(Sat) from 10AM till 12PM. The theme is “The future of the music and entertainment industry?” (Instructor: SHOBI Entertainment Business Entrepreneurship Department Head, NISHIKAWA Norihiko).
For more information on lesson schedules and lesson themes and to find out how to apply, please click here!
http://www.shobi.ac.jp/library/event/shobi/foreignstudents_preshool2016.html

As this is a pre-school program catering to international students, there will be a music and music business terminology explanation by a Japanese language teacher before the lesson starts.
A fun lesson completely free of charge! International students, please join us~♪