ROCK BAND CLASSES

Have you ever dreamed of being in a rock band? Well, now you can! Students are grouped with other students at similar levels or with their existing bands to learn to jam together and perform. We have on average 7–10 rock bands per semester, ranging between ages 10 and 18 years old. We also produce an original music video for each band, every semester!

Rock ‘N’ Roll Academy!

Depending on your skill level, we have 2 different streams of rock band classes:

Junior Rock Band

Features:

  • Students of similar levels are placed into rock bands, where all instruments are welcome.
  • All aspects of playing in a band are taught.
  • Students learn how to work together to jam, rehearse, compose, record and perform!
  • Different aspects of life in a band will be covered: from communication with band members, rehearsal methods, how to get gigs, basics of recording, and MUCH MORE!

Rehearsals:

  • Every rehearsal is supervised by an experienced music teacher with band coordination experience.
  • Each group will record a music video and gain studio experience.
  • Rehearsals are 2 hours per week. Each group gets to perform at the recitals at the end of their respective sessions.

Fees (15-week Rock Band program):

  • Existing WIMA Student: $500
  • Student outside of WIMA: $600
  • Sibling Special: $50 off for the additional sibling’s registration

Rock Band PRO

Features:

  • Advanced students with at least 3 years of private lessons are placed into Rock Bands.
  • Bands work along with their Band Mentor to compose their own original material with contributions from all band members.
  • Topics such as Booking Gigs, Blogs, Vlogs, Promo Photos, Logos, Networking, Self-Promotion, etc. will be covered to give the Band a head-start in the music industry!
  • How to manage your online media presence will also be covered. Bands will create their own Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram & Soundcloud accounts not to mention their very own Website!

Rehearsals:

  • Rehearsals are 2 hours per week and are led by professional musicians.
  • Each group will record a music video and gain studio experience.
  • Bands will produce professional multitracked demo recordings of their original compositions at the WIMA Studio. Students will gain hands on experience on how to produce their own demos at home with the guidance of the Band Mentor.

Fees (15-week Rock Band program):

  • Existing WIMA Student: $500
  • Student outside of WIMA: $600
  • Sibling Special: $50 off for the additional sibling’s registration

If you have any questions or would like to add your child’s name to next session’s audition list, call us now at 514-505-6606 or contact us here.