Our after-school programs are all designed to be a fun, intensive way to learn how to create and play music, collaborate, and perform. Stay together with your band from Summer Camp or form a new one with the guidance of women skilled in teaching, playing, and performing music. Our after-school programming has a rotating roster of courses that run from October until June.
Space and financial aid is limited, and applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay! Feel free to email [email protected] with any questions.
Winter 2013 Programs
Now underway! Come check out the Showcase on March 30 at The Firehouse, doors at 5:30, show at 6 and stay tuned for the next session of after school programming coming to you fall of 2013.
Girls Rock Institute
One hour of instrument instruction followed by an hour of band practice! Students learn bass, guitar, or drums, then form bands and write an original song to perform at the end-of-term Showcase. We have enough instruments for everyone, but bring your own if you wish, or check one out from our free instrument lending library for current participants. Workshops like Songwriting and Vocal Techniques, Alternative Instruments, and Stage/Showcase Prep are held throughout the session.
RnRC4G Presents … An All-Ages Booking, Promotion, and Production Youth Series
Want to find new bands to love, book them at your local all-ages venue, and put on a rad show? Us too! This program will walk you through the process of finding, contacting, booking, promoting, and producing an all-ages show! Learn everything from how to find bands, book them, create stage plots for soundcheck, craft press releases, and all the day-of-show know-how! This program does not offer instrument instruction or band practice, so it’s perfect for girls who want to approach music from another direction or who want to get involved but aren’t interested in playing an instrument…yet!
Other After-School Programs
Rock Camp Studio (ages 13-17)
Rock Camp Studio is intended for girls who have some experience playing an instrument. Students will learn to record, mix, and produce their own music using a variety of techniques ranging from computer software to four-tracks. No experience in music software, electronic beat making, or recording is necessary.
Hip-Hop Elements (ages 10-17)
Hip-Hop Elements is centered around the four core elements of hip-hop: B-girling, MC-ing, DJ-ing, and graffiti. Students learn to spin records, scratch, make and loop beats, use drum machines, and write beats. No experience or equipment is necessary.
Special Workshop Series
We hold workshops throughout the year — some are open to girls only and some to women of all ages! Classes are available as drop-ins or as a whole set. From pedals and effects to alternative instruments and music videos, come learn about new aspects of music creation and performance. Stayed tuned for information about our latest series!
All programs culminate in a showcase of student work at a local venue.