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New Music Hub for Christchurch!
By Sacha Vee
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New Music Hub For Christchurch!
Project 2019-10-29 13:51:26 +1300
Christchurch is on track to having a world-class music industry hub that helps local talent thrive with the opening of SOLE Music Academy's new purpose-built space.
For the past two years, SOLE Music Academy has specialised in vocal and songwriting sessions, production skills and artist development, operating from a single studio located at The Piano. Due to growth and demand, in February 2020, SOLE will move to its new premises on the ground floor of the historic Woods Mill Building in Addington, and we can’t wait to bring this beautiful grand old lady back to life!
New premises in the historical ‘Woods Mill Building
SOLE Music Academy was established to de-mystify the music industry by making sure every student is equipped with the necessary tools, skills and knowledge to enable them to achieve their goals, no matter how high.
However, ensuring our musicians and community have the quality rooms, gear and technology
they deserve isn’t cheap! We want to create two beautiful teaching spaces, and three music studio pods all equipped with recording gear.
We need your help to deliver this to our students and make Christchurch a reputable musical hub in Aotearoa. The fit-out bill is getting close to $200,000, but after years of dreaming and saving, one final push is needed and we would love the public’s help!
Each of our purpose built rooms will cost up to $10,000 to fit out with quality gear to create the ultimate learning environment for the students. Each room will consist of: Recording and Live microphones, Interfaces, Studio Speakers, Computers, Recording Software, Headphones, Keyboards, Guitars, PA Sound Systems, Mixers, Projectors and Acoustic Panels.
We would love for you to join us and become part of the SOLE community.
SOLE stands for a ‘Source of Learning and Empowerment’ and is on a mission to establish a world-class service in Christchurch.
For decades, our local talent has been forced to look further afield for greener pastures, it’s time for Christchurch to take the power back by nurturing and providing opportunity, support and a hub for our Christchurch talent to collaborate.
SOLE delivers quality music session skills, knowledge from industry professionals, and up to date guidance and advice on how to ‘bridge the gap’ and make a career in today’s music industry whether you’re the talent, or the business.
After returning to Christchurch following a successful international music career, Sacha Vee vowed to become the person she needed 10 years ago when it all began.“We are de-mystifying the music industry by making sure everyone of our students are equipped with the necessary tools, skills and knowledge to enable them to achieve their goals in music.” Sacha Vee, Founder of SOLE Music Academy.
"WE BELIEVE SACHA HAS THE RIGHT ATTITUDE AND CONNECTIONS TO MAKE THIS ACADEMY SUCCESSFUL AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HER ON ANOTHER LEVEL, NOT JUST AS AN ARTIST WE PROUDLY SUPPORT."
- James Meharry, Station Director RDU 98.5FM
"SACHA HAS DEVELOPED CONSIDERABLE SKILLS, CAPABILITY AND REPUTATION AS AN ARTIST AND EDUCATOR HERE IN NEW ZEALAND AND ALSO IN EUROPE AND JAPAN. THAT EXPERIENCE AND HER GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE HAVE GIVEN HER AN ENORMOUS WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE TO PASS ONTO UP AND COMING MUSICIANS."
- TOM RAINEY, HEAD OF CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, ARA INSTITUTE OF CANTERBURY.
KAMANDI, Sacha Vee, Will McGillivray & Georgie Clifford.
The SOLE Team are also doing their thing and carving out their own professional music career. Check out why they all offer first hand experience and industry expertise with every session....
Sacha Vee - The boss lady, who established SOLE Music Academy and is also a 3 x platinum award winning artist and songwriter, to date garnered over 40 million youtube views, won 'Fryderyk Hip Hop album of the year' in Poland 2017, released 3 records on BBE Records (UK) and Sweet Soul Records (Japan) and featured on more than 30 collaborations on labels all around the world.
KAMANDI - Internationally respected producer and artist on Red Bull Sound Select and Brainfeeder (US). He has been named one of the leading lights of NZ's contemporary electronic scene and has had tens of millions on online plays across all streaming platforms. His recent album 'Voices' was featured on Billboard, his track 'High' featured on Netflix series 'TopBoy' and his music can also be heard on Vogue advertising campaigns worldwide.
Will McGillivray - Multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter and lead singer of kiwi band NOMAD. Recently signed to Warner NZ their music has had millions of plays on spotify with their stand out track 'Oh My My'. Will has also produced 'Nat & Jono' debut EP 'We Can Only Laugh'.
Georgie Clifford - This beautiful lady has been making a name for herself both here and abroad with her incredible voice and musicianship. She has been slowly building her social media empire with over 40k followers which has lead her to record her debut album in LA and now opening for Bruno Major both here and Australia and soon to be his world tour!
Indie Pop Duo Nat & Jono featuring in local media with the release of their debut EP 'We Can Only Laugh' featuring their stand out track 'Constellations' with the help of SOLE Music Academy. As part of the Artist Development programme SOLE helped to established a platform for the talented duo and guide them through the process of writing, recording, producing and releasing their debut EP ‘We Can Only Laugh’ to a sold out EP release show. Their music has been streamed over 100k, reviewed on international blogs and Nat recently went onto win the Rockquest Final in 2019.
Monet Schutte, 13yr just won the UNICEF International Songwriting Competition "Sounds of Children's Rights" in Austria with her original song she wrote with the help of SOLE called 'Like You Did Before'. Monet flew with her parents to perform the song solo in the Vienna Concert Hall where got a standing ovation and she took out 1st place! Monet has been studying under Sacha Vee for the past two and half years.
SOLE delivers private and group sessions for beginners through to advanced and tailored bespoke packages for emerging and established artists.
Check it out below:
Singing: We offer 1 on 1 vocal coaching, junior teen and adult groups covering a range of styles and levels from contemporary to jazz. Starting from ages 10+.
Songwriting: SOLE offers 1 on 1, junior, teen and adult songwriting group sessions covering invaluable skills, tips and tricks for writing your next hit.
Producing: SOLE offers 1 on 1, teen and adult production group sessions covering beat making, recording and mixing to take your producing skills to the next level.
Artist Development: A one year, audition-only programme open to students of a high level of talent who are looking to establish themselves as an artist.
Music Business: It’s not all about the notes, learn how to be entrepreneurial in today's commercial music industry and how to make money from music. Starting in 2020
Music Harmony & Theory: Take your craft and develop your own musical style by understanding why music sounds the way it does. Starting in 2020
DJing: Learn how to take your producing to the live stage or mix your favourite tracks. Starting in 2020
To sign up head over to www.solemusicacademy.co.nz
What will the money go towards?
The money will go towards equipping all 5 rooms with quality music gear so that the students can produce industry-standard recordings of their own music, and perform with live setups that will enable them to become performance ready for any event.
Each room will consist of: Recording and Live microphones, Interfaces, Studio Speakers, Computers, Recording Software, Headphones, Keyboards, Guitars, PA Sound Systems, Mixers, Projectors and Acoustic Panels.
How can I watch SOLE talent perform?
Keep an eye out on our Facebook or Instagram page for SOLE Showcases and events that you are welcome to attend.
Can I donate music gear or instruments to SOLE?
Yes! If you already have music equipment or instruments that would be useful for us at SOLE we would love to have it and it will be put to good use! Thank you in advance! Please contact Sacha to discuss.
How do I sign up to SOLE Music Academy?
Visit www.solemusicacademy.co.nz and sign up for your free consultation.
Want to know more? Hop on over to www.solemusicacademy.co.nz
WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10/12/2019 at 8:51 AM
We did it!! Over the moon excited!!!
THANK YOU so so much to all the pledgers and sharers for all your incredible support!
Thank you also to the wonderful Katie Thompson for helping me put this campaign together and with me every step of the way! ❤️ This has been such a successful campaign in so many ways🥰
I cant wait to open the doors in Feb! As you can see building as already started and its so exciting to see the vision come to life!! 🤩🤩
If you are a lover of music or want to upskill we welcome everybody to join our SOLE community ❤️ ‘A Source of Learning & Empowerment’
See you there and THANK YOU!!!!! 🙏🏼🎉🥰🙌🏻👏🏻
Only 2 days to go!!
08/12/2019 at 12:50 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH to all the of the people who ahve either donated, shared or liked the campaign!!
Only 2 more days to go so if you can please share with your friends and family one more time that would be fab!
Still heaps of rewards up for grabs!
SOLE Team XX
💥WOOHOO!! We are now officially over half way!!! 💥
29/11/2019 at 12:41 PM
💥WOOHOO!! We are now officially over half way!!! 💥
THANK YOU so so much to all the 48 pledgers so far! Your support and generosity means the world to us 😍😍😍
We only have 11 days left to make the minimum target or we don't get the funds 😭 so if you can please share with anyone you know who would love to join the SOLE Community too we would be greatly appreciative!!!
What are Crowdfunding Rewards??
26/11/2019 at 2:22 PM
Thank you to all the pledgers so far! We are nearly at 30%!!
Here is a video explaining about some of the rewards. If you can think of someone that would be interested in seeing their name in lights then please do share!!
WOOHOO We hit 20%!!!!
22/11/2019 at 12:53 PM
Woohoo!! 🙌🏻 🎉 😍
We have now reached $5000 and at 20% of our target!!! Thank you so so much everyone!! That means our studio will have a quality PA system with some awesome live mics for our performers!! Keep spreading the word and supporting by sharing the link or contributing ❤️ Heaps of cool rewards up for grabs!!
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"All the very best Sacha From Sharon Peter"
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"Sacha I love what you doing and sending you a full of respect. Please keep making the world better by real music. Make the change every day."
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"Awesome cause 🤘🏼"
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"Woohoo Sacha - you rock. Its only a little something to help the fund but as I'm not in CHCH, would love the pledge to go to a student of your choice to enjoy a taster of the tuition you offer. Huge wishes to you and your team of creatives inspiring the next generation. Love JO xx"
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"Again, good luck. "
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"Good luck with the target and the future"
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"So impressed Sacha, you are an inspiration 💕"
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"Go Sacha!! SOLE is going to be such an asset to Chch!! xx"
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"Meghan has been part of Sole Academy since it started. So good to see the amazing things the Academy, and Sasha have accomplished with Meghan and with others!! "
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"Excited for our new school! Not long to go now Sacha! Georgia & Louis Harmon x"
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"Hey Sacha, thanks for believing in the musicians of Christchurch. You are a credit to the NZ music scene 🙂"
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"Brilliant idea! All the best Sasha 💗 "