We took about a dozen of our Rock Academy band students backstage at the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert where they got a chance to meet members of the band and see the workings of a major production in action!
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New Mapex drum sets have arrived at Progressive Music Center and they are awesome!!! Great finishes, sturdy hardware, terrific sounding and all at amazing prices. All Mapex drum sets are eligible for our Instrument/Lesson packages so come check them out and let us help you find the drum set that fits your needs.
Fall is here and we are in the midst of back-to-school/Fall registration season! Everyone is settling into their school schedules and our lesson times are booking up. We have openings Monday – Saturday for acoustic/electric guitar, drum/percussion, piano, voice, sax, bass, and banjo in our studio locations. Lessons are open to all ages, all levels, so we can take youth through adults.
Don’t forget about Rock Academy, the only program of it’s kind since 1996 that puts you into a performing band (like the band pictured below that we had perform at a recent Mudcats game). Bands meet us once per week in our studios to rehearse and it’s open to both current students and non-students. It’s the most affordable program like it anywhere on the East Coast!
Contact us today to get started with your lessons and Rock Academy.
Are you thinking of setting up your own recording or production studio in your home? Have questions about recording techniques and the best mics to use? Need advice on a mixer, piece of recording gear or looking for general information? Check out Kenni Hairston’s recording class at our Wake Forest location on Thursday, September 29th at 7:30.
Kenni has performed on stage, video and broadcast television and toured extensively as a musician and singer. His experience includes performances with musical artists Cyndi Lauper, Cameo, Elliot Easton (“The Cars”), Miles Jaye, Nona Hendryx, Mutiny (members of “Parliament Funkadelic”) and Mtume (composer for the television show, “New York Undercover”). He has received numerous awards including ASCAP Songwriting Award for Number One R&B Single on Billboard Magazine charts, (“Running Back to You” / Vanessa Williams), the 3M Visionary Award for Production Excellence, (Me and Mrs. Jones/Freddie Jackson). Kenni currently composes and scores for video and film projects both nationally and internationally and is presently writing and producing for several recording artists.
It’s the second session (out of 6) of our MusicTech Summer Sessions and things are off to a great start. Just like last week we are sold out for this session so we are working at capacity with 6 bands of incredible student musicians. The groups started their day at 9:00 AM getting to know one another and then jumping right in working on song selections and and developing some original tunes. Things seem to be going very smooth!
We agree with Jeff in the video below in the fact that we all love the sound of big amps, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices. If you live in an apartment/townhouse or simply can’t haul around that Marshall stack then you may want to look into the Roland Micro Cube.