ADULT BLUES CLASS - Summer Session

LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE BLUES!

In this class you will learn the skills and self confidence needed to play in a real blues band

This summer we are offering TWO Blues Classes - same dates, different time slots:

   Dates: June 22nd through Aug. 10th

Choose the class time that works best for you:

Early class: 5:00 - 6:45pm

OR

Late class: 7:00 - 8:45pm    

With 8 Thursday evening classes, this session will culminate with a final show at an all-ages venue, scheduled for Sunday August 13th.

$250

* Classes will be held at instructor Nick O'Donnell's home studio in Vancouver Heights *

 

HAVE FUN PLAYING IN A REAL BLUES BAND WHILE LEARNING:

  • BASIC BLUES GROOVES LIKE THE SHUFFLE

  • A SELECTION OF IMPORTANT BLUES SONGS EVERY BLUES MUSICIAN SHOULD KNOW

  • THE BLUES SCALE

  • BLUES RHYTHM GUITAR TECHNIQUES AND SOLOING IDEAS

  • BASS AND DRUM PATTERNS

  • VOCAL STYLES AND TECHNIQUES

THE CLASS:

In this class we'll cover:

  • What is the BLUES FORM?

  • Chords and lyrics needed to play each song

  • What does I  IV V mean and why is it important?

  • The basic rhythms and names for the most important and frequently called blues tunes

  • Real songs to play

  • You'll get a book to take home with all chords, lyrics and songs laid out in an easy-to-read format

Register HERE

DON YOUR FEDORA AND PUT ON YOUR SUNGLASSES

IT’S TIME TO HEAD ON A TRIP TO MEMPHIS, CHICAGO, KANSAS CITY, NEW ORLEANS AND AUSTIN.  YOU’RE NEXT UP

 

 

 

Kid's ROCK U Band Camp!

LEARN TO PLAY AND PERFORM IN A REAL ROCK BAND!

  • Do you have a little experience playing your instrument or even playing in a band?

  • Do you want to have FUN while learning to play in a REAL BAND?

  • Want to learn REAL ROCK SONGS?

  • Want to learn how to perform dynamically, and PERFORM ON A REAL STAGE?

  • Are you ready to take your music to the next level?

OUR KID'S ROCK U BAND CAMP WILL SHOW YOU HOW!

This camp is for advanced beginners to intermediate players of all rock band instruments, ages 10-15.  

We'll show you how to create a great band while becoming a practiced musician, confident performer and supportive band member.  

Our Summer Camp will be located in the home studio of teacher Nick O'Donnell, in Vancouver Heights.

 Tuesdays & Thursdays - July 11th thru Aug. 10th 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Class meets 10 times and culminates in a live show at a venue TDB, on August 13th.

$325

 

WHAT WE'LL COVER:

  • Chords and scales needed to play each song

  • Counting and rhythms

  • How to lock in with each other -- Focus on bass and drum connection

  • Performance skills, microphone technique

  • A group of songs the band can choose from to create a personal repertoire

  • You will get a book to take home with all chords, and the songs laid out in an easy-to-read format, plus how to read basic charts

  • Opportunities to sing lead or back-up vocals

IF YOU HAVE THE SKILL, YOU’VE ALREADY PASSED THE AUDITION.  

REGISTER HERE

SEE YOU AT THE REHEARSAL.