Welcome to BandWorks’ Workshop for kids and teens! Our community of dedicated musicians is excited to continue sharing the power of music with new generations. Our passion is only growing as we develop and discover new ways to communicate and connect.
You can register now for our Spring Workshop 2023.
Our next round of classes will begin the week of January 30th.
The BandWorks’ Workshop includes 16 hours of rehearsal offering musicians a chance to play in a band and perform live. You will have a couple months to get in your 8@2 hour rehearsals. When you register you put all the times you CAN make in your form. Time options are 4:15 to 6:15, 6:15 to 8:15 and 8:15 to 10:15 Monday through Thursday, plus 10:15 to 12:15. 12:15 to 2:15 and 2:15 to 4:15 on Saturdays. Exact schedule to be determined with your instructor. Musicians can come in with friends, or we’ll build the entire band from scratch! Every musician gets placed with a band selected to match their experience level and instrument. Then, for two hours each week, they work with our staff of professional musician-instructors in a fully equipped professional music studio. After honing their sets, the bands take to the stage and perform live at a popular local venue. For questions please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE BANDWORKS EXPERIENCE
Over the course of 8 rehearsals, each band builds a set of songs to perform together – in popular music styles like rock, blues, pop, reggae, and funk. Students select the songs for each workshop and BandWorks helps them learn the tunes. Students can peruse our extensive Song List for ideas, or suggest new ones. Here are just a few of the things you get from each BandWorks’ workshop:
- Just show up and play – your band is already assembled, your studio reserved, and the gig only 8 weeks away!
- Work closely with a professional musician-instructor/mentor in an intimate setting with your band
- Build self-confidence and develop your musicianship
- Meet like-minded musicians interested in starting a band and playing music
- Learn to read charts, play with dynamics, improve your soloing, and rehearse more effectively
- Write an original song with your band
- Get the real experience of playing in a band!
After weeks of rehearsal, it’s time to hit the stage! Each BandWorks’ workshop concludes with a concert performance at a popular local venue featuring all the current BandWorks’ bands. Always a super fun, rocking event, this session-ending concert gives students an opportunity to put together everything they’ve learned—and to show off a little for friends and family. We stream your performance live on Facebook where it’s archived for you to share later.
You can register now for our Spring Workshop 2023. Once you’ve completed the online form, you will receive an automated receipt acknowledging your registration. You will receive email notification of your particular band placement a few days prior to classes starting. If we can’t place you this time, you can try again next workshop or get a full refund.
When you register, please indicate as many possible times that your student will be able to meet with a band. Once the band is built, they will rehearse once a week for two hours, on the day, and at the time, that works for everyone. The more options you list increases your chances for placement.
REFUNDS AND DISCOUNTS
There is a $100 non-refundable fee on all registrations cancelled for any reason. There are no refunds after the second class. No refunds for missed classes or for missed concerts. If we fail to place you in a band we transfer you to the next workshop or refund your full tuition.
Families with two or more members participating in any classes during the same session will receive a $25 discount per each additional family member who signs up.
Bands meet based on the options chosen and availability of members and instructors. Please indicate all possible availability on your registration form to give us the most flexibility in placing you in a band. Make up rehearsals are scheduled at the individual instructor’s discretion.
Current Concert Information
|All Youth & Teen Bands||Sunday 4/2/23|
|11am to 4pm|
5:30 to 8:30pm
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
|All Adult Bands||Wednesdays 3/29/23 or 4/5/23|
We will add a Tuesday or a Thursday
as needed, depending on the number
of adult bands.
|6pm to 10pm||The Ivy Room (Albany)|
Fees for Workshops
Registrations received by the early registration deadline receive a $50 discount.
|Before 1/16/2022||After 1/15/2022|
*Includes a $100 non-refundable deposit.