What is Rock Band 101? Rock Band is a part of the new and unique program from Nugent Music Academy that allows students to try different instruments and puts the "fun" in music fundamentals. Students learn and retain knowledge best when they're having a good time and are engaged in an activity - and what's more fun and engaging than playing with a band? Drum kits, acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitars, keyboards, microphones and more will make an appearance in this class.
Who is Rock Band 101 for? Anyone between the ages of 7 and 11 can join Rock Band 101 - there are different levels of difficulty for each instrument and students will be able to learn at their own pace! (If you have prior experience or are 12 or older and would like to join Rock Band 201, please check out this page.)
What will students learn from joining a Rock Band 101 class? They'll learn traditional note and rhythmn reading while learning songs on the instruments described above. They'll also learn to work with others in a collaborative effort while gaining confidence and learning more about themselves and the world around them! The goal of Rock Band 101 classes is to inspire and instill a love for music making that students will carry into their adult lives.
Do we need instruments at home for this class? You don't! No practice is required to attend this class - Rock Band 101 is focused on making music accessible to all and keeping it fun while picking up some new skills along the way. If a student takes a specific interest, instruments are always available for rent or purchase in Nugent Music & Audio.
What if we need to miss a class? No worries there! Choose a different class section for that week and let your instructor know when you'll be attending.
Is this class the same as regular lessons? Students will learn musical concepts as they regularly would but in a setting that will inspire them to discover what instrument they're interested in. No practice requirement means less stress at home - this class is perfect for anyone with a busy schedule!
How much is Rock Band 101 and how many weeks of class are there in a semester? A semester of Rock Band 101 includes 17 lessons, beginning the week of August 12. There is a $25 registration fee and a total semester cost of $350 when paid in full. Prefer an installment plan? There's an auto-pay option for 5 installment payments of $75! Students can join at any time in the semester - payments will be prorated.
When is Rock Band 101? Tuesday 4:45 - 5:45 or Thursday 5:30 - 6:30. Please choose whichever day and time option works best with your schedule on the sign-up form.
How do I register for Rock Band 101? All you need to do is fill out a registration form, select the class time you'd like in the drop-down menu when prompted, and pay the $25 registration fee. You'll receive an email confirming your registration. If you have any questions, please contact Nugent Music Academy at (318) 473-9999. Find the registration form by clicking here!