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Rock Band Program at Music Maker Workshops

This rock band program in Ahwatukee was developed over a decade ago when MMW teachers wanted to get students out of the classroom and apply what they were learning to a relevant band experience. 

Rock bands for tweens (10-12), teens (13-17) and adults (18+). 

A unique feature of our program is that we have small bands and we allow students to have a say in the music they learn. We'll take musicians of various musical backgrounds and challenge them in their abilities, styles, and performance — an interactive opportunity to meet other musicians and develop skills and an ear for music.

Ages

Tween Bands 10-13

Teen Bands 14-16

Adult Bands  17+

Ability Level

Intermediate & Advanced Musicians

Class Length

90 Minutes Weekly

Venues

Cactus Jacks, Tempe Market Place, Festivals, Good Time Charli's, Tukees' Patio 

Cost

Only  $110.00/month for MMW students enrolled in private lessons, Otherwise $140/month

GUIDELINES FOR ROCK BAND

Drums

  • Must be able to keep a steady beat
  • Be able to play in 3/4 and 4/4 times
  • Know at least one rock song
  • Bonus points if you can do drum fills

Keyboards

  • Know the basic major and minor chords
  • Know at least one rock song
  • Bonus points if you can find notes by name
  • Knowing scales is a big bonus too

Guitar

  • For guitarists, know at least power chords, first-position open chords like G, C, D, and the pentatonic scale
  • Know at least one rock song
  • Bonus points if you can find notes on your instrument by name
  • If you play bass you're automatically in!

Singers

  • Must be able to sing on-key
  • Be able to sing loudly
  • Be prepared to memorize lyrics
  • Be able to sing a song in a new key if we have to change it
  • Know at least one rock song - you'll be singing with rock instruments so any pop songs you want to do will end up sounding pretty different from the recording

EXAMPLES OF ROCK BAND GROUPS

ROCK BAND AUDITION