Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

Fall 2011 After-School Classes

  • DATE:September 18th - December 16th, 2011
  • TIME:Weekdays 4pm - 6pm, Four Saturdays 12:30pm - 2:30pm

We’ve launched our roster of after school programming for fall 2011. Check out our classes, and sign up today!

We’re expanding our programming in 2011-12 to include lessons on even more instruments, plus all new weekend workshops to complement music lessons and ensemble (also available as a free-standing course).

We’re also including student orientation at the start of each semester, and a mid-semester open studio performance, as well as an end-of semester recital. More music, more fun, and more ways to rock out!

PROGRAMS

Music Lessons

We now offer lessons in drums, guitar, bass, and keyboards. With a goal of developing musical proficiency, collaboration skills, and self-confidence, group music lessons at Willie Mae Music Lab are a chance to learn a brand new instrument, or hone your skills on the one you already play!

All students enrolled in Lessons are required to attend the Weekend Workshop series, where they will learn about Sound & Recording and meet Music Lab students from other classes. Weekend Workshop takes place once a month, and is included at no extra cost.

Who: Students in grades 3 – 12 (minimum age 8).

When: Once a week for one hour (see schedule below). Plus student orientation, Weekend Workshop, and final recital.

Skill level: Level I classes are geared towards students who have been playing for less than 2 years. Level II classes are geared towards students who have 2 or more years of experience on their instrument. Students will be asked to complete a brief self-assessment on their enrollment form, in addition to a quick phone check-in with the lesson teacher to gauge experience level.

Tuition: Full tuition for Music Lessons (including Weekend Workshops) is $340 for the semester. All programs are offered on a sliding scale, so please fill out the Financial Aid request if you can’t afford full tuition.

Registration: First-come, first-served.

Ensemble

Be in a band! Ensemble is a chance to be in a real band — playing instruments, writing songs, and performing onstage. The Ensemble program includes workshops on songwriting and how to do a sound-check at a show, as well as coaching throughout the songwriting process. With a goal of fostering creativity, collaboration, and self-confidence, the Ensemble program encourages students to write original songs and perform them at the end-of-semester recital!

All students enrolled in Ensemble are required to attend the Weekend Workshop series, where they will learn about Sound & Recording and meet Music Lab students from other classes. Weekend Workshop takes place once a month, and is included at no extra cost.

Who: Students in grades 8 – 12.

When: Once a week for two hours (see schedule below). Plus student orientation, Weekend Workshop, and final recital.

Skill level: Preference given to girls who have been playing their instrument for more than 2 years. Students will be asked to complete a brief self-assessment on their enrollment form, in addition to a quick phone check-in with the lesson teacher to gauge experience level.

Tuition: Full tuition for Ensemble (including Weekend Workshops) is $420 for the semester. All programs are offered on a sliding scale, so please fill out the Financial Aid request if you can’t afford full tuition.

Registration: By application only. Preference given to girls who have been playing their instrument for more than 2 years, are attending instrument classes, or have been to Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls summer camp.

Weekend Workshop

Available as an independent course, or in conjunction with Lessons/Ensemble, Weekend Workshop is a chance to learn about, and gain hands-on experience with, Sound & Recording.

Over the course of four Saturday sessions, held once a month, students will learn live recording techniques, how to run a soundboard, and record a piece together that will eventually be played at the final recital (and maybe even on the radio)!

Students will gain valuable recording and live sound skills, while working collaboratively with other Music Lab students, with the goal of developing a cohesive community of young women musicians at Willie Mae Music Lab.

Who: Students in grades 3 – 12 (minimum age 8).

When: Once a month for two hours.
September 24th, October 22nd, November 19th, and December 10th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Plus student orientation and final recital.

Skill level: Open to all levels of experience.

Tuition: Full tuition for Weekend Workshops (if NOT enrolled in Music Lessons or Ensemble) is $60 for the semester. All programs are offered on a sliding scale, so please fill out the Financial Aid request if you can’t afford full tuition.

Registration: First-come, first-served if registering as an independent course. Automatic registration if enrolling in Lessons or Ensemble.

WHEN

Monday
Drums I: 4pm – 5pm
Drums II: 5:10pm – 6:10pm

Tuesday
Bass I: 4pm – 5pm
Bass II: 5:10pm – 6:10pm

Wednesday
Guitar I: 4pm – 5pm
Guitar II: 5:10pm – 6:10pm

Thursday
Keyboards I: 4pm – 5pm
Keyboards II: 5:10pm – 6:10pm

Friday
Ensemble 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Saturday
(9/24, 10/22, 11/19, 12/10)
Sound & Recording 12:30pm – 2:30pm

IMPORTANT DATES

Mandatory Student Orientation: Sunday, September 18th, 2pm – 4pm
Semester Begins: Week of September 19th
Weekend Workshop I: Saturday, September 24th, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Weekend Workshop II: Saturday, October 22nd, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Open Studios (Parent Visits): Week of October 24th
Weekend Workshop III: Saturday, November 19th, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
No classes: Week of November 21st
Weekend Workshop IV: Saturday, December 10th, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Final Recital/End of Semester: Friday, December 16th, 7pm

WHERE
All programs are held at Willie Mae Music Lab, which is located at 87 Irving Place, in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The nearest trains are the C at Clinton-Washington or the C/S at Franklin Ave.

TUITION
Music Lessons + Workshops
Full tuition: $340 / sliding scale
(12 lessons + 4 workshops)

Ensemble + Workshops
Full tuition: $420 / sliding scale
(12 practices + 4 workshops)

Music Lessons + Ensemble + Workshops
Full tuition: $700 / sliding scale
(12 lessons + 12 practices + 4 workshops)

Workshops Only
Full tuition: $60 / sliding scale
(4 workshops)

All programs are offered on a sliding scale, so please fill out the Financial Aid request if you can’t afford full tuition.

WHO MAY SIGN UP

Music Lab classes are open to students in grades 3- 12 (minimum age 8). High school-aged students do not need to be enrolled in school to participate in Willie Mae Music Lab.

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls welcomes campers who self-identify as female, trans, and gender non-conforming

ENROLLMENT

Spots for Music Lessons & Weekend Workshops will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will receive confirmation of enrollment within a week of filling out the registration form. Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls reserves the right to adjust a student’s placement in Level I or Level II classes.

Spots for Ensemble are filled by application only. Notifications will be sent within 3 weeks of receiving the application.

Tuition is due upon confirmed registration (unless arranged otherwise with staff). No tuition refunds will be issued except in the case of medical emergency preventing student from starting or completing the semester.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, or gender identity/expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, financial aid, and other Program-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment-related policies and activities.

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