Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

Willie Mae Music Lab

Willie Mae Music Lab is our  year-round, community music and mentoring program.

For youth programs, students do not need prior musical experience and tuition is sliding scale. All classes are taught by experienced women (transgender & cisgender) and gender non-conforming musicians and educators drawn from the Willie Mae Rock Camp volunteer base.

Music Lab 2018

We are currently accepting applications for our 2018 Music Lab program. The program will be divided into two 8-week sessions running from January 2018 to May 2018 from 4:30-6:30 on Monday’sWednesday’s and Friday’s. These cycles run on the DOE calendar with vacations and school-days off. For girls (transgender & cisgender), and gender non-conforming youth ages 8-18.

Session One:
Drums- Monday, January 8th to March 12th
Digital Audio Production*- Wednesday, January 10th to March 7th
Band Mentoring- Friday, January 12th to March 16th

Session One Recital (bands & instruments): Friday, March 16th 7-8:30PM

*Digital Audio Production will include songwriting on multiple instruments, as well as production on Garage Band.

Session Two:
Drums- Monday, March 19th to May 14th
Guitar- Wednesday, March 21st to May 16th
Band Mentoring- Friday, March 23rd to May 25th
Session Two Recital (bands & instruments): Friday, May 25th 7-8:30PM

This is a series class and campers are expected to attend all sessions. Tuition does not change based on absences.

Applications are still open for Session 2 (3/19/18-5/25/18)
Final details will be sent out after our decisions regarding instruments and band rotations.


Gear Loan
The Gear Loan program allows members of our community to rent, at nominal or no cost, music gear to use during the school year. This initiative provides access to musical instruments to girls and women who might otherwise not have instrument for practice, composition, and performance. See our 2017-2018 offerings here.

Gear Loan 2017 Listing

Lessons/Teacher Referrals
Willie Mae Music Lab provides practice space for private lessons and provides referrals to independent music teachers.

Resident Bands
Each year, bands and projects led by female/trans/gender-queer musicians are selected to receive subsidized monthly practice space.

For more information on any of the above programs, please email info@williemaerockcamp.org