4335 Blackcomb Way
Date: Monday, April 10-May 15 , 2017
Venue: Maury Young Arts Centre
Ages: YOUTH 15-18 years old
Cost: $30/class (Arts Whistler member) $35/class (non-member)
*Students are required to sign up for all 6 classes $180 Member/$210 Non Member
School of Rock – Youth
Ever wanted to be a ROCKSTAR in a real rock band? At School of Rock we create an environment for people who have always wanted to rock a stage and teach them the skills to put on a rocking show! This six-week program is instructed by professional musicians and focuses on the basics of guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and AV tech as well as how to own a stage, with an emphasis on the performance side to rock and roll. Each band mate will share musical roles, learning how to improvise using rhythm and chords. Students will have a chance to try every position to see which is best suited for them. At the end of six weeks students will rock out in a final performance in the main theatre at the Arts Centre. This course is for aspiring rock stars ages 15-18 playing guitar, drums, bass, or vocals. Prior experience not required, but welcomed. If your child is especially musically gifted for their age please contact us about enrolling them in a higher age group. Don’t be shy, join the fun! No instruments required, but if you have one bring it along.
What You Get!
- A two and half hour weekly band rehearsal
- Instruction from the best of Whistler’s professional musicians
- A chance to try different instruments and different roles in the band
- Instruments are provided
- An unforgettable experience
Erik Van Meerbergen is a local musician with over seven years of experience, playing professionally in Whistler for the past two years. With his university studies grounded in performing arts Erik wants to create a performance based music school to foster the talent of youth to feed back into the arts community in Whistler and the Sea to Sky Corridor.