What is Rock Band? Rock Band is our answer to beginner guitar and drum lessons. Students receive the same training that they would in a private lesson and they get to play along with other young musicians, which we've found tends to lead to more interested and engaged students.
Why Rock Band? Rock Band 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 making music 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 for? Anyone between the ages of 7 and 12 can join Rock Band - there are different levels of difficulty for each instrument and students will be able to learn at their own pace while scaling up their mastery level! Rock Band is also an excellent class for students who aren't sure of what instrument they'd like to play.
What will students learn from joining a Rock Band class? They'll learn traditional note and rhythm 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 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 is focused on making music accessible to all and keeping it fun while picking up some new skills along the way. (Disclaimer: you'll have so much fun that you'll definitely want to practice!) Instruments are always available for rent or purchase in Nugent Music & Audio if a student takes a specific interest and wants to learn at a faster pace.
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 and how many weeks of class are there in a semester? The fall semester of Rock Band includes 14 sessions (discounted semester payment of $313 of 4 payments of $80), beginning the week of August 31st. Spring 2021 includes 17 sessions (discounted semester payment of $380 or 5 payments of $80) You'll be prompted to add a credit or debit card at the end of the registration process and will be charged a $30 registration fee. After that you'll have to choose between two options for paying. If you pay for the fall semester at once there's a total semester cost of $313. Prefer an installment plan? There's an auto-pay option for installment payments of $80! Is it past August 31st? Don't worry, students can join at any time in the semester!
When is Rock Band? Monday 6:30 - 7:30
How do I register for Rock Band? 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 $30 registraton 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!