Attend up to 4 days per week for $150/month total in Kirkland
To register for classes at our Kirkland site - please complete your application online, hit submit and print the page that pops up. Bring this application with parent's signature on your first day of classes.
Classes at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle
Classes are $50 per class per month for youth ages 12-19; Classes meet from 3:30 to 5:30. Tuesdays:Songwriting and Vocals with Kelli Corrado Wednesdays:Live Music Lab (Band 101) with Thaddeus Turner
To register for classes at our Youngstown site Please complete your application online (link at top), hit submit and print the page that pops up. Bring this application with parent's signature on your first day of classes
Live Music Lab (Band 101) Students will learn the basics of the music industry at both local and national levels. Members will make a record, rehearse effectively, conduct sound checks, and learn how to conduct themselves professionally! The class breaks into bands. The bands each are overseen by a musical mentor, where they will work collaboratively to write, and perform original music. The overall goal is to bring the students to a level in which they can perform at Rock School showcases and record their songs in the studio!
Songwriting This class will focus on learning how words and music interact to create an effective song. Songwriting is a craft that requires an understanding of musical structure and a multitude of musical styles. This is best achieved by listening critically to rock and other styles of music. We will study song form in general and then deconstruct specific songs to better understand what makes the song work.
Through the listening lab, writing workshops, and group discussions, we will generate both the desire and ability to write our own songs. Each student will write and record their songs in our digital studio.
Vocals In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of singing.They'll study breathing, pitch control, supporting the air column, projection, and phrasing. We'll determine the vocal range of each student and learn how to transpose a song to a key that matches this range. We'll learn care of the voice and warmup exercises that prevent damage to the vocal chords. Students can bring in songs and recordings of favorite singers for study. We'll use karaoke, guitar, and keyboard accompaniment as singing aids.
Fall Classes at the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club Songwriting and Vocals with Stew McLain & Camille Bloom Fridays - 6:00 - 8:00 Fall classes - Oct. 11th - Dec. 20th Winter classes - Jan. 10th - Mar. 28th (No classes Nov. 27th, Jan. 31st, & Feb. 21st) Cost: $50 for each 10 week session
Beatmaking and Recording - Urban Beats (Please see description below) with Stew McLain Wednesdays - 3:30 - 5:30 Fall classes - Oct. 9th - Dec. 18th Winter classes - Jan. 8th - Mar. 19th (No classes Nov. 25th & Feb. 19th ) Cost: $50 for each 10 week session
Guitar Classes with Stew McLain Winter and Spring classes will be offered Cost: $50 for each 10 week session
Beatmaking and Open Recording Studio with Stew McLain &Thaddeus Turner Beginning October 25th Teen Late Night Program Fridays 8:00-10:00 p.m. Urban Beats 2013-14 Classes Classes at the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club and the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club through Rock School's Urban Beats Program! Over the course of the program students will produce their own music, with the goal of the program being the completion of a musical work. Thaddeus Turner will guide students through the beat-producing and songwriting process, as well as collaborating with them on new music. Students will explore lyrical content, melody, cadence, and recording techniques to strive for the best possible recorded sound.
As the program progresses students will focus on mixing and mastering of the recorded tracks, preparing their songs for release, which will be the culminating event of the program.
During the first six weeks of the program, students will learn how to operate the GarageBand software, which will include basic computer skills and knowledge. After gaining experience in these fundamental technical skills, students will then learn how to record, mix, and master their original music using real and software instruments.
As the program progresses, students will focus on mixing and mastering of the recorded tracks, preparing their songs for release, which will be the culminating event of the program. Students will leave the program with technical skills to produce their own music and a fully produced song of their own creation.
Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Taught by Thaddeus Turner & Daniel Pak Open to all - sign ups and applications available on site Cost: $50 for each 10 week session