Rock Lab is a class focused on developing our student's comfortability and knowledge of playn in a band setting. We will expand our students understanding of Rock and Roll by exploring its history and development while learning songs from specific eras of the genre. Teachers will focus on basic improvisation with all students, regardless of instrument, and how it can be applied to a rock setting. Students will gain experience with creating original music and basic recordings with their band. Our goal is to make sure our students can walk away with everything they need to have an operating band out in the real world.
Students will begin by getting all previously learned matrial up to par for performances and then begin learning the new set list which currently includes: Back in the USSR, Another Brick in the Wall, You Really Got Me, Bad Moon Rising, Highway to Hell, and Seven Nation Army. The future focus will be to learn songs that highlight different aspects of Rock music, such as Riff Heavy songs by Artists like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Cream, and so on.
Ukestra is a group class/performance group for intermediate to advanced ukulele players and is one of our most beloved classes! Ukulele players of all ages meet together each week to rehearse well loved songs both traditional and nontraditional for the Ukulele. The Ukestra is a performace group that plays together live at community events. Past set lists have included Brown Eyed Girl, Wagon Wheel, Take Me Home Country Roads, and more. In addition to learning performance songs, Ukestra members learn strum and rhythm techniques, building the muscle memory for patterns in 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8, with the intention of honing timing, and syncopation. If you are a ukulele player, we would love to have you join our Ukestra! If you have any questions, feel free to email our Ukestra Conductor, Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org