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  • Rock Band 101
    Learn to play in a band. Rehearse. Play a show.

Rock Band 101

So you are ready to be a rock star?

Okay, maybe you just want to play like a rock star, experience what it’s like to be in a band, and play a live show!

During this intensive two-week program, you will rock out with others under the patient and expert guidance of an experienced instructor. You will put together a set of popular songs, including student requests, and rehearse in a fully equipped studio with guitar and bass amps, P.A., and drum kit. You will learn to listen to your fellow musicians, to read song charts, to arrange songs, and to understand the structure of songs. But mostly you’ll rehearse, and rehearse and rehearse! At the end of the two weeks, your band will show off its skills in a live show for family and friends! We’ll videotape the show and post it on YouTube, so that you can share it with friends.

Session I: July 7th – July 17th, Mon-Thu plus show on evening of final day
Session II: July 22 – July 31st, Mon-Thu plus show on evening of final day
Session I: August 4th – August 14th, Mon-Thu plus show on evening of final day

Daily Schedule:

  • KIDS 8-11: 10am-2pm
  • TEENS 12-14 10am-3pm
  • TEENS 15-17 noon-5pm
  • For all ages, an extended day option is available from 10am-5pm.
  • Private lessons may be added before or after camp.
  • Three age groups:  Teens 15-17, Teens 12-14 and Kids 8-11.
  • Showtimes: Kids 8-11 4:30pm on final day, Teens 12-14 5:30pm, and Teens 15-17 7:30pm.
  • Tuition is $745.  Returning NYC/Brooklyn/Queens Students or Campers save $50. Sign up with a sibling or friend for an additional $30 discount. Sign up for multiple sessions and save an additional $30!

Skill and Equipment Requirements for Teen Rock Band 101:

For guitar, students should be familiar with open chords (with barre chords preferred) and be able to read basic chord charts. Bring your own electric guitar, tuner and cable. Amplifiers are provided.

For bass, students should be familiar with basic tablature and techniques and be able to read basic song charts. Bring your own electric bass, tuner and cable. Amplifiers are provided.

For drums, students should be familiar with basic techniques and be able to understand basic song charts. Just bring your sticks!

For keyboards and vocals, students should be familiar with basic techniques and be able to understand basic song charts. Just bring yourself!

A limited number of electric and bass guitars are available for use at the school for an additional fee of $15 per week. Call 646-485-7244 to reserve an instrument before the program starts.

  • Classes are held in The Recording and Rehearsal Arts Building on West 30th Street in Manhattan–New York’s top professional rehearsal building, frequented by artists such as Public Enemy, Alicia Keys, Black Flag, Taking Back Sunday, David Byrne, Brittney Spears, Steely Dan and many more.
  • Campers age 15-17 are allowed off campus without supervision for lunch.
  • Campers age 12-14 are allowed off campus without supervision ONLY with parental permission.
  • Kids age 8-11 are never allowed off campus and must bring a pack lunch.
  • Rock Booster Pack: Add seven 1/2 hour private lessons after camp for $240.
  • Each camper gets a NYC Guitar School T-Shirt.
  • Sign up for multiple sessions to save $30. Returning students save an additional $50!
  • CREATE YOUR OWN CAMP: Put together a group of four or more campers and we’ll create a custom camp on the dates that work best for you!

 

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For secure on-line registration with payment in full, click on the sign-up button next to the course you want. To register by phone or to reserve your place with a $200 non-refundable deposit call 646-485-7244.Session I $715
Rock Booster Pack: 7 half-hour private lessons, add $240July 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 & 19
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, ThursdayAges 12 – 14 10:00 am – 3:00 pmLimited availability for drums.
Full for guitar, bass, vox and keys.
Please call (646) 485-7244 to sign up or for wait list.
Ages 15 – 17 12:00 pm – 5:00 pmLimited availability for bass, drums, vox and keys.
Full for guitar
Please call (646) 485-7244 to sign up or for wait list.
Spaces still available for Brooklyn Guitar School Summer Camp, click HERE for information!Session I Rock Band Show
Thursday, July 19th

Session II $715

Rock Booster Pack: 7 half-hour private lessons, add $240
July 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, Aug 1 & 2.
Monday, Tuesday, Wendesday, Thursday

Ages 12 – 14 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Limited availability for keys.
Full for guitar, bass, drums and vox.
Please call (646) 485-7244 to sign up or for wait list.

Ages 15 – 17 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Limited availability for guitar, drums and keys.
Full for bass and vox.
Please call (646) 485-7244 to sign up or for wait list.

Session II Rock Band Show
Thursday, August 2nd

 

Session III $715

Rock Booster Pack: 7 half-hour private lessons, add $240
August 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 & 16
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Ages 12 – 14 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Limited availability for bass, drums, vox and keys.
Full for guitar.
Please call (646) 485-7244 to sign up or for wait list.

 

Ages 15 – 17 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Limited availability for guitar, bass, drums, vox and keys.
Please call (646) 485-7244 to sign up.

Session III Rock Band Show
Thursday, August 16th