Are you tired of playing your instrument by yourself?
Have you ever wanted to play in a band but don't know where or how to find one?
If you answered 'Yes" then it is time to experience the thrill and excitement of playing in our jam sessions and/or one of our summer band workshops!
SPRING '23 JAM SESSIONS
Our rock band jam sessions and workshops are designed for musicians ages 11+ who want to play with other musicians and put their skills into practice, while playing some great classic rock songs.
Each session will be available for 2 drummers, 2 bassists, 4 guitarists, 2 singers and 2 keyboard players. Please note that not everyone will play on each song but we will make sure that each musician will play an equal amount. (We do not believe in favoritism. Everyone is equal in our book!)
Due to limited space and time we can only have a certain number of musicians at each session.
In order to secure a spot please contact us in advance using the Signup Form below. It will be on a first-come-first-serve basis however, we may not be able to allow the same musicians to attend each session as we want to everyone to have an opportunity to play. If necessary we may add more sessions as we go.
Make sure to read the REQUIREMENTS AND EQUIPMENT section below as we can not accommodate beginners who are not quite ready to play in a live-band setting yet.
We will be providing a song list for each session a week prior to each session. You can see a complete list of the songs we will be choosing by clicking HERE.
Use the CLICK TO SIGNUP button at the bottom of the page to request a spot for any of the upcoming sessions. Again we are not able to accommodate anyone who comes without signing up first.
DATES & LOCATION
They will take place every first and third week of the month from February through May, 2023 at our studio in Highland, located at 937 South Street, Highland.
The first session will be held on February 4th from 10am-1pm, then on 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 5/6, 5/20, 6/3 and 6/17.
Please note that this location is a private studio and only open for live sessions. Should you wish to visit the studio you will need to contact us to set up an appointment.
Each session costs $30 p/musician. We offer discounts for two coming from the same family.
Payment can be made prior to the session via Venmo, or by cash or check at the beginning of the session. We can not take payments for more than one session at a time.
SUMMER WORKSHOP DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON
SUMMER '23 ROCK BAND WORKSHOPS
Our Rock Band jam sessions and workshops are designed for students who want to practice their skills, play songs by their favorite bands or singers, get the some band experience and meet other musicians. The intention is to give them a sense of ownership of the band by letting them suggest songs they want to play. They get to create a name for their band and, after working on their set of songs, put on a concert at the end of the week. The concerts take place on the last day of each week at 7pm and everyone is invited to watch and support.
REQUIREMENTS & EQUIPMENT
Below are the minimum requirements for our Rock Band Workshops:
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, drums and amps 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.
We are all about equality and fairness
Our support helps students build confidence and communication skills
Students connect with others through music, often making friends along the way
The experience they will gain will stay with them forever
We give the musicians a place where they can turn up the volume and let loose!
JAM SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS
Our rock band workshops are open to anyone who can play the basics on the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or who want to sing. In our workshops, students will learn what it takes to play together as a team based on mutual respect and acceptance. 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. We believe it is important to give the 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 workshop ends with a performance on stage, complete with a professional lighting and sound system.
The experience of performing live on stage in front of an audience is like no other. 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!
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 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.