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.
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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.
We’ve been so busy with our summer that we have not had any time for regular updates! Our third summer session of MusicTech is coming to a close this week with a Friday Finale Concert tomorrow night (24 July, 2009). The past two weeks have been our first ever double week sessions where we see the same groups for 2 weeks with one big finale concert at the end of the second week.
We were not sure what to expect from a two week long camp session since we have always held our sessions on a weekly basis, but have found that it’s been a relaxed, fun experience. The bands have been able to take their time writing some really great music, recording the songs and getting to know our staff and each other over the last two weeks.
This has been an incredible summer for us! All of our summer sessions sold out and we moved into our new Brier Creek location at TW Alexander and Frankies Fun Park. I don’t think we could have had a better summer!
If you are in town tomorrow night, please come out and support the band at 7PM in our Wake Forest location. These are great musicians with a lot of talent!
If you are planing to attend our upcoming summer camps, here’s a great article that will discuss some of the recording ideas we’ll present during MusicTech 09′.
We are pleased to announce Rock Academy – the updated version of our popular Student Band Jam program where we place students into bands for rehearsals and performances. Rock Academy will offer everyone the opportunity to play in a band, no matter if you take lessons with Progressive or with someone else. (Shame on you for not taking your lessons with Progressive, but that’s another post:)
It’s simple to get started. Here’s the scoop:
- Introductory price is only $10.00 per rocker.
- Rehearsals are weekly for one hour
- Space is limited
- Minimum of 3 members per band are needed to schedule a rehearsal
- No Make-Ups are offered for any reason
Ready to Rock? Call us to get in your band.
919. 453. 1688 (Wake Forest) 919. 787. 1688 (Raleigh)