➜ Age: 6-8 ➜ Class length: 60 minutes ➜ Class size: Up to 6 kids ➜ Instruments: Vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums
Jam Band 101 is perfect for total beginners, as well as for kids with 1-2 years of band and/or private lesson experience. Kids who do well in Jam Band 101 are excited to try out all the instruments and enjoy playing games and learning in a group setting.
A typical Jam Band 101 class includes the following:
➜ Drum Circle - with every bandmate on their own hand drum, the band plays a rhythmic technique game that establishes the BLAM (Big Lesson About Music) of the day.
➜ Rock Pit - the band levels up the BLAM (Big Lesson About Music) of the day by leaving their hand drums, and playing a more full-body game up on their feet.
➜ Speed Song - now time to apply the BLAM of the day to an actual song. The band exercises their creative muscles and writes a short original song with a verse & a chorus in a matter of minutes.
➜ BandStand - complete with vocals, keys, electric bass, electric guitar, and drums, time to bring it all together where the band puts the BLAM of the day to music and plays their brand new original Speed Song on the instruments with a game on the bandstand.
Jam Band 101 is inspiring, fun and creative. Students in Jam Band 101 will:
➜ Learn to communicate through music ➜ Learn basic technique on all the instruments ➜ Learn composition and how each fluency (Rhythm, Harmony, Melody) fit together to make a song ➜ Practice teamwork and communicating with others ➜ Find the instrument that excites them ➜ Build confidence in their creativity ➜ Find joy through music! ➜ Grow self confidence ➜ Make friends
-Donovan, a BMF Dad
-Rick, a BMF Dad
While students in private lessons focus on one instrument, students in Jam Band 101 (our band classes for beginners) play a variety of instruments throughout the year. Many students will conclude the program with a specific passion for an instrument they didn’t know about when they started. They might not have developed the technique yet to express themselves fully on the instrument, but they are fired up to learn more!
ONLY FOR STUDENTS in Jam Band and Rock Write Record Exploration Bands!
• An optional 4-week, 30-min semi-private lesson package • Focus on one instrument and develop some skills to use in band • Slots available right before or after most bands • Only available to BMF students!