Music came as a surprise to Jordan P., a Northern Adelaide Senior College student who began his senior secondary school career unsure of what he wanted to be or do.
“My original intention was to finish my SACE,” says Jordan.
“I chose some classes to complete my SACE and music was a class I picked. That was where I was like, yeah, this is really great, I’m really enjoying this!
“The next year I took another CERT II in music and that was where I decided that I wanted a career in music.”
Jordan hopes to complete his education at NASC and attend university to become a music teacher in 2021.
“With music, the most guaranteed job is a music teacher as there’s always people wanting to learn music and most professional musicians always say don’t bank on being a professional performer because you’re probably not going to make it and you’ll need a backup,” says Jordan.
“So I kind of thought teaching as that kind of backup and eventually (because I’ve been like helping the CERT II & III class as a sort of mentor to kind of prepare me), I found it [teaching] quite enjoyable.”
Currently one of the subjects Jordan is enjoying is a brand new subject called The Voice.
“Voice is a subject basically to help students with their creativity in regards with their music,” says Max Folly, The Voice teacher.
“A lot of our students have creative ideas and they start writing songs, but they might not have the skills and opportunity to actually record.
“Basically, the Voice is really to give them the voice to actually embrace their creativity, learn a little bit more and have a chance to embrace the industry.”
“I chose this subject because it’s got a focus on songwriting which is something that I wanted to develop, particularly my lyric writing,” agrees Jordan.
Would Jordan recommend The Voice to those unsure if music is for them?
“It’s really good here. Good teachers, professional-level equipment, it’s great. There’s plenty of different instruments, if you’re wanting to learn a different instrument.
“I’d say just go for it. Worst case scenario is that you don’t enjoy it, and you can just pick up a different subject.”
“I always recommend music for everyone. It’s done a lot for my life and made so much of my life better, playing music. So I fully recommend it.”
Want to learn how to write your own music and perform it on stage? Call (08) 7285 1600 to sign up for 2020 Semester 2 intake today.