Rock Band Classes
A perfect next step for private students ages 10 and up! Learn to make music in a group!
IS YOUR CHILD READY TO LEARN HOW TO ROCK?
ROCK BAND CLASSES ARE THE ULTIMATE SUPPLEMENT TO YOUR CHILD'S MUSICAL JOURNEY.
- Electric guitar players cannot join the school orchestra!
- Drum set players cannot join the school wind ensemble.
- Pop singers cannot rock out with old fashioned school chorus programs.
- Piano players cannot not jam with the band!
But at the Academy of Music in Grand Rapids, your child can learn how to play with others! These classes are open to Academy students ages 10-18 who are able to play or sing a few songs on their instrument. Ask your teacher if you are ready to join Rock Band!
Students will work together to learn various musical styles: Rock, Pop, Country, and Christian/Worship. All music will be family friendly with appropriate lyrics.
BENEFITS OF BEING A ROCK BAND STUDENT:
1. EIGHT - TEN additional hours of music training each semester (Rock Band requires a semester commitment of weekly one hour rehearsals. Fall/Winter 10-week semesters. Summer 8-week semester.)
FALL SEMESTER begins the 3rd week in September and ends in mid-November.
WINTER SEMESTER begins the 3rd week in January and ends in mid-March
SUMMER SEMESTER begins the 3rd week in June and ends in mid-August.
2. Performance Opportunities
Not only will our students learn how to play together, they will perform together! All of our bands will get on a stage and perform for their friends and family. Each groups will perform at the end of each semester - either at an open house setting at the studio or on stage outside of the studio.
3. Dedicated Coaching
Our fabulous Rock Band teachers are positive, motivating, and all the students love working with them! We are confident that your child will learn what it takes to play WITH other instruments, how to LISTEN to each other, and what it takes to perform in a group, all with the encouragement of an experienced teacher!
4. State of the art equipment
We have everything you need for Rock Band - a Roland drum kit, Kawai digital piano, and a PA system for performances.
5. Spacious rehearsal area
We have a large room available for rehearsals and everything your child will need to rock!
6. Affordable Tuition - FALL/WINTER 10-week semester $250. SUMMER 8-week semester $200.
Rock Band is open to current students of the Academy of Music. You must also be in private lessons to allow your teacher to work with you privately on the rock band music. This is a GREAT way to become a well-rounded musician.
It's EASY to sign up! CALL us at 616-965-1655 or stop in at the desk. Limited spots available!