BAND WORKSHOPS

​ATTENTION ALL ROCKERS......

  • Ever wanted to feel the excitement of playing in a band?

  • Ever wanted to feel like a rock star, playing your favorite songs 'live' on stage?

If you answered 'Yes" to the above then it is time to experience the thrill and excitement of playing in one of our Fall Rock Band Workshops! 

FALL WORKSHOP DATES

  • Dates: Saturdays 10am-1pm: 10/16-12/11 with one exception:
    NOTE:  The session on 11/13 will take place on Sunday 11/14​​​

  • Location: Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, 16 S Chestnut St,
    New Paltz

  • Concert: Saturday Dec 11 at 7pm - Location TBD

FEE

Workshop fee = $350 p/student. 

A deposit of $175 is required upon registration. This is refundable with a minimum of 7 days notice of cancellation.

The balance is due on the first day of the workshop.

REQUIREMENTS & EQUIPMENT

Below are the minimum requirements for each instrument:

  • Guitarists must be able to play bar chords (major and minor) and ideally know how to read chord symbols (C major, D minor, E7, etc.)

  • Bassists must know where the notes are and be able to play a consistent rhythm

  • Drummers must be able to play a steady beat for at least 4 minutes

  • Keyboardists must know the notes and (ideally) know how to read chord symbols (C major, D minor, E7, etc.)

  • Keyboards and drums will be provided. All other musicians must bring their own instruments

​MOST IMPORTANT THING

We encourage all young musicians to take our workshops for a variety of reasons.

  1. We are all about equality and fairness

  2. Our support helps students build confidence and communication skills

  3. Students connect with others through music, often making friends along the way

  4. The experience they will gain will stay with them forever

  5. We give the musicians a place where they can turn up the volume and let loose!

Our Band Workshops are open to anyone who can play the basics on the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and who want to sing.  The programs are designed to give students a sense of ownership and control in each band by letting them choose the songs to play and create a name for the band. The young musicians will learn what it takes to play together as a team based on mutual respect and acceptance. Throughout the week they will learn how to play the songs they choose, develop skills and tricks on their instrument and learn how to work as a team. The workshop ends with a performance on stage to an audience of friends and family. Our team of experienced instructors will guide the students as they journey through the trials and tribulations of working together, creating a cohesive and polished band ready to perform on stage.

The Ultimate Experience of playing in a band is to perform in front of an audience. The adrenaline rush is thrilling and the reward is life changing. The sound of an audience clapping and cheering with enthusiasm after performing their hearts out is the best reward one can have. The feeling of achievement and success will stay with every one of the band members forever! 

Not only will they perform on our two-level stage, they will have a full rig of colored lighting, and a professional sound system to make them look, sound and feel like rock stars!

The performance will be videoed and a photographer will capture this memorable moment with a mix of 'live' group and solo shots while the band play. Highlights of the concert will be posted on our website, YouTube and other social media apps.

We are also considering broadcasting the concert live on Facebook if restrictions prevent everyone from attending in person. Basically we pull out all the stops to make the event as special and memorable as possible!

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