Welcome to BandWorks!
Ever dreamed of playing in a rock band? Of making music onstage in front of friends and fans? In just eight weeks, BandWorks helps musicians make that dream become a reality. We put together like-minded musicians at the same levels of experience, provide great music for them to play, and match them with a seasoned professional musician and teacher who helps them practice their set for live performance at a local concert venue.
BandWorks students learn music by making music. They start playing on the first day of the session and, by learning to listen with a critical ear, improve as individual musicians and as a band. Each musician has an opportunity to expand his or her musical potential while having fun playing with other musicians.
BandWorks workshops run all year. At each session, we offer a number of different bands at various levels of musical experience for both kids and adults - Click here for more Workshop Info
We also offer special programs, including:
- A series of 1-week summer camps for kids and teens, including CD Recording, Intro to Rock Band Instruments, Rock Jam and the Music of Popular Bands - Click Here for more Camp Info
- Coaching for existing bands
- 1-day skills seminars
- Special sessions geared toward making a CD in a recording studio
Since 1993, the BandWorks community has grown into an extensive network of musicians and supporters, and we are thrilled with all the great music and camaraderie that have come from the bands. We love coaching the bands and providing people with the opportunity to play with other musicians in this unique setting.
BandWorks Advisory Board
Mark Coplan, Public Information Officer, Berkeley Unified School District
Peachy Dimanlig, Parent & Omnicia Inc., Corporate Operating Officer and Co-founder, Peninsula
Rochelle Grechman-Dibley, Enrichment Recreation Supervisor, San Rafael Community Services
Reuben Jenkins, Omnicia Inc., President & CEO, Co-Founder, Peninsula
Jennifer Leydecker, Educare Director, San Carlos Charter Learning Center
Phil Maresca, Parent & Regional President of Impact Sales, Livermore Area
Kathy Rains, Parent, TriValley/San Ramon Area
Gerry Tenney, Board member Klez California and Jewish Youth for Community Action, Berkeley/Oakland Area