“Perhaps the coolest music camp offered in North Carolina, no wonder Progressive Music Center has people from New York, Louisiana and Florida coming each summer. If they can come all that way then this is certainly a “must-do” for every local musician.” -Music Inc. Magazine, June 2010What Is The Difference Between Original School of Rock Camps and Learn To Play Camps?
Ready to play in a band while making your music and sound become reality? Have you been taking lessons for 6 – 12 months or longer and want to play with others, write your own music and perform in a professional concert? Original School of Rock Camps are for you!
For Original School of Rock Camps we’ve had trumpet, trombone, flute, violin, tuba and a bunch of other cool instruments join in. If you play something other than drums, guitar, keyboard or sing, jump on in – we would love to have you with us. Call us if you have an “alternate” instrument outside of the rock band set-up and we’ll discuss it and see how it will fit in for the camp week you are interested in.
Learn To Play Camps will spend the day learning guitar, drums and keyboards in hour long sessions. Don’t have an instrument? No problem, we’ll provide one for you to use during the camp day and if you want to take it home to practice on we have rental instruments as well.
Our program is open to everyone and you do not have to be a student at Progressive Music Center to attend. We have a great mix of male and female drummers, guitarists, bassists, piano/keyboardists, vocalists, and a bunch of other instruments in between. Ages range anywhere from 8 – 88 depending on the camp and the camp week. Music has no age limits or boundaries.
Sessions will take place at Progressive Music Center’s Raleigh, NC (Brier Creek) and Wake Forest, NC (The Factory) locations Monday – Friday on the dates and times listed in the registration form below. Original School of Rock Camp drop off starts at 8:30 AM and pick up starts at 3:00 PM and Learn To Play Camp drop off starts at 8:00 AM and pick up at 12:45 PM.
Snacks, sodas and water are available in our drink and snack machine (Wake Forest location) and we will have some drinks and water on hand, but everyone should bring lunch, drinks and any snacks they want Monday – Friday for both Original School of Rock Camp and Learn To Play Camps. We have a microwave and refrigerator if you need to keep food cold or warm it up. There are also a few restaurants within walking or driving distance. Some teachers make a food run so we will be happy to bring something back if you ask.
We try to place everyone into the right bands in the Original School of Rock Camps but we do have to make adjustments from time to time and move band members around. We ask that you give us time to make those adjustments and do what’s right for the entire group and not just one person. Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds for any reason.
Original School of Rock Camp Bands are given a musical theme so the music will vary. One band may play rock songs in the style of Reggae and one band may play jazz standards in the style of heavy metal. We want to challenge our attendees to step outside of their comfort zones of what they have been playing and to broaden their horizons with new styles and formats of music exploration. Every member of the band will have an opportunity to contribute.
Learn To Play material will be based on attendees ability.
Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds if you cannot make it to the sessions for any reason. We plan our weekly schedules, staffing and concerts based on total number of participants registered weeks before any camp start date. In the event you do not attend or drop out it will create issues with band placement, curriculums and the Friday evening concert for Original School of Rock Camps. In other words, it throws everything into chaos if you decide to back out.
Registration for both camp programs opens Feb. 1, 2017 and is fast and easy. Simply complete the form below and click submit. You’ll be taken to PayPal where you can securely pay for the weeks you want to attend (discounts applied automatically). Questions? Having problems registering? Give us a call or email and we’ll be glad to assist you.
Progressive Music Center Raleigh: 2720 Godley Lane, Raleigh, NC 27617
Progressive Music Center Wake Forest, 1839 South Main Street, Suite 344,
Wake Forest, NC 27587.