Rock School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with classes in Seattle, Redmond, and Kirkland, Washington whose mission is to provide a positive learning environment for creative musical expression.

Rock School exposes aspiring young musicians to a rich music curriculum designed to inform as well as inspire. While attending Rock School dedicated and aspiring musicians ages 12-21 (11 and up for some programs) have support and guidance while participating in an informative and challenging music program. Above all, Rock School is dedicated to the development of the whole person through mentorship with caring and dedicated professional musicians.

With many years of experience in the music field, our instructors provide the guidance, inspiration and challenge necessary for students to take their music to the next level. During the sessions, students are given the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to become professional musicians. At Rock School students gain hands-on technical experience in critical areas such as instrumental technique, recording, songwriting, marketing, music theory, and on-stage performance, as well as an understanding of the determination and dedication it takes to succeed in the music industry today. Whether it’s hip-hop or punk, rock or blues, Rock School provides the essential technical training and fundamental knowledge necessary for success.

ROCK SCHOOL’S

2015-2016 CLASSES

ROCK SCHOOL KIRKLAND:

Classes offered October – June

Cost: $150/month total to attend up to 4 days per week in Kirkland.

Check out our latest schedule by clicking on the schedule link

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

 

Beat-making and Recording – Urban Beats  (Instructor: Thaddeus Turner)

Wednesdays: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Classes offered October – June

Cost: $50 per month for youth ages 12-19

Live Music Lab (Band 101) (Instructor: Thaddeus Turner)

Wednesdays:  3:00 – 5:00

Classes offered October – June

Cost: $50 per month for youth ages 12-19

Vocals and Songwriting  (Instructor: Daniel Pak)

Thursdays:  3:00 – 5:00

Classes offered October – June

Cost: $50 per month for youth ages 12-19

To register for classes at our Youngstown 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.  Applications also available on site

CLASSES AT NORTH SEATTLE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

Live Music Lab (Instructor: Stew McLain)

Thursdays:  3:30 – 5:30

October – June for youth ages 12-18

Classes for youth ages 12-18

Open Recording Studio- Teen Late Night Program  (Instructor: Stew McLain)

Fridays 7:00-9:00 p.m.

October – June for youth ages 12-18

Guitar and Drum Classes  (Instructor: Stew McLain)

Tuesdays and Fridays

Winter and Spring Classes

Classes for youth ages 12-18

Beat-making (Instructor: Stew McLain)

(Please see description below)

Fridays: 4:00-5:00

Winter and Spring classes

Cost: $50 for each 10-week session for youth ages 12-18

URBAN BEATS

2015-2016 CLASSES

Classes at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center 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.  Teachers 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.

During the first six weeks of the program, students will learn how to opera the Garage Band 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 the technical skills to produce their own music and a fully produced son of their own creation.

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center  Instructor: (Thaddeus Turner)

Tuesdays 2:30-5:00 p.m.

October – June

Cost: $50 per month

Open to all – sign ups and applications available on site