Performance Workshop:Roland Keys of Life

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Is keyboard and Synth technology moving faster than you are able to keep up? This might be the perfect workshop for you to catch up with the times!

Presented by Dominic Swartz
When: Saturday 18 June at 19:00
Where: The Ox Bar Kimberly Big Hole
The Big Hole Centre, Tucker Street, Kimberley, 8301, Northern Cape, South Africa

Arranger Keyboards, Workstation Keyboards, and Synthesizers each have unique strengths and applications. DV Village Music invites you to join Dominic Swartz for this in-depth performance workshop as he explains and demonstrates the various types of Roland keyboard technology available to the modern player. Accompanied by his band, The UnExpected, Dominic will be playing various keyboards, and demonstrating how to use them in a performance setting!

Attendees will gain an understanding of the different types of keyboards; and how their different applications and features allow the player to take any performance, practice session, or studio session to another level.

This is the perfect workshop for music students, music teachers, or anyone who wished to expand their understanding of the various keyboard options available to the modern player.

More About Dominic

Dominic Swartz is a 24 year old musician from Cape Town who has been playing the piano since the age of 6. Starting out as a classical pianist, he was always interested when listening to Jazz and Pop music. In 2012 his dream was realized when he started his very own band called “The UnExpected”. This band will also be performing at the workshop.

Over the years Dominic found a love for various other instrument such as the bass guitar, drum kit and percussion. He learnt how to play ALL of them. Dominic still currently plays for various orchestras as an adhoc percussionist. He is often part of The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, The Fyn Arts Orchestra, The Stellenbosch City Orchestra and The South African National Youth Orchestra just to name a few.

He has also been fortunate enough to have played as a percussionist for Heineken’s Symphonic Rocks Show in which he played with artists such as Toya Delazy, Micasa,Loyiso Bala, Chianosky, Akin, Mac Stanely, Zahara, Zolani, Tumi and the Volume and other amazing artists.

Dominic has completed his degree in Music Education at UCT. At the end of last year(2015) Dominic also played with the International artist and Concert Pianist Adlan Cruz for his Christmas Gala concert which was in Cape Town. Fun Fact, the very first Roland Keyboard Dominic has ever Played on was a Roland Fantom-X8 and ever since that life changing moment, he has been dedicated to playing Roland. His first keyboard which he ever owned is the Roland E-09 which he bought in 2012

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