[AGES 10 - 16] Rock Performance Camp is for students who already have some significant experience with their instruments and want to expand that experience by playing with other musicians on stage. The material in these camps will tend to be more challenging and in some cases, focus on a particular genre of music or artist/band.
All camps will include a combination of individual and small group instruction as well as full band rehearsals to get the students prepared for the show on the final day of camp. In addition to the music instruction, we will also offer small workshops each day that will focus on elements of music theory, rock history, or band promotion.
We have drum kits, amps, keyboards and rehearsal gear here at the school. Students playing guitar and bass should try and find their own instruments for the camp. We have a limited number of guitars and basses here at the school, but we cannot guarantee each student access to one of our instruments during the week. The full purchase price (less any discounts) is required to enroll in one of our camps. A $20 cancellation fee will be deducted from any refunds requested prior to the camp start date. Students will be required to bring their own lunches and snacks. Water is available at the school as well as a soda machine. Sodas are $1.50 for a 20 oz. bottle.
NOTE: Camp enrollments are limited by instrument, although it may not be designated during the online enrollment process. We will generally note on the website when individual instrument slots have been filled.
June 10 - June 14, 2019 : Rock Performance Camp - British Invasion!
A touchstone for Rock & Roll in the US was undoubtedly the British bands of the sixties bringing their brand of music to the States and jump-starting a revolution in American music in the process. Countless band sprang up in garages all over the US after bands like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Kinks and so many more toured the country and sold millions of records. Campers will learn about this historic time in Rock while they dig into tunes from these hugely popular bands. Don't miss it!
July 8 - July 12, 2019 : Rock Performance Camp - Pop Punk Party
Blending the melodic elements of Pop Music with the power of Punk rock, Pop Punk has produced some of the most popular bands and music in Rock. There's no bigger band in this genre than Green Day who continue to gain fans some 30 years after their first album, but others have found huge success through the decades of the 70's, through today. There's groundbreakers like the Ramones and the Buzzcocks, to innovators like Bad religion, through torch carriers like Fall Out Boy, MCR and Paramore. We'll dig deep into the genre, spanning the decades to explore several of these bands. This will be a super fun camp so come join the party!