Defron

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MC FOR HIRE

Hire Defron today for hip-hop workshops or MC services

 Defron delivering a "How to Rap" workshop at Melbourne Recital Centre's Music Play Festival. Photo: Josh Chaffey (2018)

Defron delivering a "How to Rap" workshop at Melbourne Recital Centre's Music Play Festival. Photo: Josh Chaffey (2018)


 

WORKSHOPS

Defron has been delivering hip-hop/rap workshops throughout regional and metropolitan Victoria for 10 years. Specialising in songwriting and performance, Defron has instructed all age groups from toddler to adult in the fields of education, music therapy and youth work.

Since 2009 Defron has delivered workshops with the following institutions:

  • Wyndham City Youth Services
  • Creative Write-It
  • Essendon Primary School
  • Deakin University (Burwood Campus)
  • Royal Children's Hospital
  • The Push
  • FReeZA
  • Clown Doctors Australia
  • Melbourne Recital Centre
 

 ChIPS Music Therapy Hip-Hop Workshop at Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (2017)

ChIPS Music Therapy Hip-Hop Workshop at Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (2017)

SYLLABUS

Defron's hip-hop/rap workshops can be catered for any age group or skill level, offering mentoring and education covering the following criteria:

  • Rhyme: Learning about the genre of rhyme, including the correct definition and its various types as well as rhyme schemes and structure
  • Rhythm: General understanding of time signatures including 4/4 timing as well as understanding "beats" and "bars"
  • Public Speaking: Strategies and exercises to conquer common fears and anxieties
  • Literacy: Workshops cover reading lyrics, spelling, comprehension and handwriting
  • Memory: Improves recounting and retention skills
  • Self-esteem: Confidence building performance exercises as well as group activities
  • History: Learn about hip-hop's cultural origins in New York City

sessions

Defron offers workshops at the following duration times:

 Defron with Clown Doctors Australia at their annual training retreat (2017)

Defron with Clown Doctors Australia at their annual training retreat (2017)

  • BASIC - 90 minutes (minimum session length)
    A general overview and introductory session covering:
    - Rhyme
    - Rhythm
    - Performance
  • REGULAR - 3 hours
    A more in-depth session covering the basics as well as:
    - Song structure
    - Verse mechanics
    - Improvisational techniques
  • DELUXE - 4 - 6 hours
    The longest session provided, covering all syllabus items above including:
    - Hip-Hop history lesson
    - Full song writing session
    - Music business mentoring
    - Recording session

Note: If the above session lengths do not suit your needs, Defron can tailor a program that suits you.


 Defron performing for Glenroy College (2017)

Defron performing for Glenroy College (2017)

MC SERVICES

In addition to workshops, Defron also offers an MC Service for corporate functions, parties and events. Specialising in freestyle rap  and event hosting, Defron has delivered his MCing skills for the following organisations and events:

  • National Youth Week FReeZa stage at Birrarung Marr
  • RMIT Welcome Week at City, Brunswick and Bundoora Campuses
  • Metro Public Transport's Victorian Great Race at Federation Square

 


RATES

All workshops are calculated based on Defron's standard hourly rate which includes preparation, travel time and expenses. Full details available upon making your booking enquiry.


Qualifications

Defron has 10 years of experience as a performer as well as delivering hip-hop/rap workshops. He has a VCE Certificate and a Bachelors Degree (Distinction) in Professional & Creative Writing from Deakin University. His current Working With Children's Check and Police Check can be produced for any inquiry upon request.


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