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Intro to Guitar           cost: $150

July 16-19                   M-Th   12:00 – 1:30 pm              

Intro to Ukulele        cost: $150

July 23-26                 M-Th   12:00 – 1:30 pm             

Student Showcase  cost: $75

This follows the Mini Rock Start format listed below. The performance will be held on Sunday, July 29  from 4-6pm at Hwy 61 Roadhouse.

                   

Group Classes

Rock Start Band Program - 10 weeks     (age 10-18)  

Come play in a LIVE band program.  Student bands are formed based on age and ability and will collaboratively decide on a set list and a band name (no easy task). They then participate in weekly band rehearsals, discuss performance & stage presence & much more!  The bands will come to a grand finale as the students perform a LIVE concert show. Available to all levels of players beginner to advanced. All students must provide their own Instrument.

Mini Rock Start Program (age 10-18)

This performance program is designed to give students experience playing in front of a live audience with groups made up of students AND instructors. Each student will perform 1 or 2 songs and regular lesson times will be used to work on the songs with their instructors. There will be 2 rehearsals scheduled before the concert. This is a great option for beginners and more experienced students with busy schedules.

Exploring Music (age 5-8)

This hands on class will elicit a passion for music and help prepare your child for future music instruction. We will focus on music basics.

Students will:

  • Listen and learn about various styles of music.
  • Learn about rhythm, tempo, melody, and form. 
  • Learn basic theory: music notation, time signatures, and chords. 
  • Explore a world of instruments such as Drums, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, and Voice, with a focus on basic Piano and Guitar

Introduction to Guitar (age 7-12, 13-18)

Intro to Guitar is for anyone who has an interest in playing the guitar but hasn't started lessons and might not even own a guitar. No experience is required. We will make it fun and easy for kids to learn the basics while learning correct technique.

Students will learn:

  • How to to read standard notation, tablature, and chord charts.
  • Basic chords and scales
  • Theory and rhythm and how it applies to music
  • Exercises to help strengthen and coordinate your hands.
  • Different types and sounds of guitars. e.g. acoustic, classical, electric and bass.

Rockstart Kids Groups at Blueberry Hill

Adult Groups at Blueberry Hill

Introduction to Piano (age 7-12, 13-18)

Intro to Piano is for anyone who has an interest in learning a keyboard based instrument. No experience is required.

Students will Learn

  • How to read standard notation and chord charts
  • Basic chords and scales
  • Basic Music Theory: music notation, time signatures, and chords. 
  • Exercises to help strengthen and coordinate your hands.

Introduction to Ukulele (age 7-12, 13-18)

This is a fun and easy instrument for kids to learn. No experience is required. You will be playing songs by the end of this class.

Students will learn:

  • How to play basic chords and scales
  • Basic music theory and rhythm
  • Exercises to help strengthen and coordinate your hands. 
  • An assortment of ukulele songs

Introduction to Voice (age 7-12, 13-18)

Intro to Voice is a great way for anyone who has an interest in singing and improving their vocal ability to get started. We will make it fun and easy for kids to learn how to control their voices while applying this knowledge to well known songs.

We will:

  • Expose students to different vocal styles like Jazz, Musical Theatre, Classical, Rock, Country, Pop, Disney, and Foreign Languages.
  • Teach vocal exercises and warm ups
  • Introduce the student to vocal control and techniques.
  • Explore music theory and rhythm
  • Learn about performance environments, stage presence, and performance etiquette.

Introduction to Drums (age 7-12, 13-18)

This class is for anyone who has an interest in playing the drums but hasn't started lessons and might not own a drum kit. No experience is required. 

Students will learn:

  • Exercises to build strength & endurance of hands and wrists.
  • Coordination between hands and feet
  • Music Theory and Rhythm - basic note values, subdivisions, and time signature.
  • Single & multi-line rhythms (Drum Charts
  • Types of Drums, components, and sounds and other percussion